Spanning the Twitterverse: Wild Wednesday Tweets

Spanning the Twitterverse to bring you the constant variety of tweets
The thrill of the retweet and the agony of the unfollow
The human drama of the twitter timeline
This is CadChica’s Wide World of Tworts

Given that today was the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the day started for me with this tweet:

While I do predominantly sports on Twitter, a day like this is not to be forgotten. Many of those who fought in World War II have passed on, but their sacrifices should not be. Sports remembers:

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If you ever want to know what the busiest time of year is for sports media, I’m thinking NOW would be that time. There’s end of college football season games/awards/post-season bowl talk/coaching changes and of course, scandals.

You can read more about the story here.

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The day began with following a very interesting hashtag (#): #SBJIAF. That stands for Sports Business Journal Intercollegiate Athletics Forum. This was a conference in New York that brought together different people and companies to talk about college athletics from a business standpoint. Make no mistake. College athletics, particularly football, is big-time business.

It is a fascinating topic to me. I have no background in business but I do like to know what makes people, or in this case an entity, tick. If you want to see all of the tweets, you can simply do a Twitter search of the hashtag #SBJIAF. Here are a few highlights:

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Growing up in Arizona, you had Arizona (UofA) and Arizona State (ASU). In most rivalries, you pick sides. I, of course, choose to not be like most people. I grew up going to ASU football games. I also watched intently as a “silver fox” strolled into the town of Tucson and turned a quiet little program into a national basketball powerhouse in UofA. People say you can’t cheer for both? Not me. I cheer for both schools.

But since I went to ASU football games as a kid, I have a soft spot in my fandom for ASU football. It was with interest today that I followed this series of tweets below. Why? In case you didn’t know, their football team does not have a coach. *sigh* These are only the tip of the iceberg as to what the Twitterverse had to say about this fiasco. All I can say is “Pass the Tums!”.

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Champions League play took place Wednesday. And oh what a day it was. The mighty Manchester clubs, United and City, were both knocked out of the tournament. United lost to FC Basel (2-1) and despite beating Bayern 2-0, City was knocked out on points in their group, finishing third.

City had the tougher group so it wasn’t totally surprising but United had a far easier road to hoe. Or did they? I posted this little nugget back in September during qualifying play; United’s opponent then….FC Basel. A few tweets to share:

http://twitter.com/#!/Wynalda11/status/144572343677759488

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If those stories weren’t enough, due to space constraints I cannot even begin to discuss these topics. Suffice to say, they were hot topics as well on Wednesday. [Now you know why the title of this post is “Wild Wednesday Tweets.”]

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It was an exhausting day. Unfortunately, the day had to end with these tweets. RIP Fred Thompson & prayers for his family, friends and teammates.

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CadChica Sports

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