#SMSports: Twitter Tidbits

Twitter Tidbits: Stories or items that are flying under the radar, or dominating the conversation.

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When a death of a famous person occurs, the Twitterverse responds quickly. Quickly doesn’t always mean accurately. It’s become a joke now that “Twitter killed” someone…when they’re really still alive. It only takes a tweet.

And it only takes a tweet to bring sad news: 

While this may not be a sports story, it certainly resonated across the sports Twitterverse today. RIP Mr. Gandolfini. RIP.

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Not to continue the sadness but the racing world had to say goodbye to one of their own today.

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In sports, today was a fantastic day on the pitch. The Confederations Cup going on in Brazil provided scoring that even non-soccer fans had to love. Yes, I said “had to”.

NeymarYes, that’s Brazil’s Neymar showing some nifty (jaw-dropping) skills. Brazil defeated Mexico, 2-0. With Neymar leading the way with a goal and an assist, Mexico was no match for Brazil.

Not everything was jaw-dropping in the second game, however. Scratch that. Jaw-dropping for other reasons:

Japan own goal

[via Yahoo! Soccer]

Two penalty kicks (one controversial). Multiple lead changes and a rally by the Italian team as they defeat Japan, 4-3. Seven goals! It was crazy fun action!

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As the saying goes, “Because It’s The Cup”. The Twitterverse is watching #BecauseItsTheCup

Goal

Yes, NHL, you’re heading to OT as of publication time.

*UPDATED* Blackhawks Win!

NHL Game 4 OT winner

[via Yahoo! Sports]

Like I said, “Because It’s The Cup”

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Another day, another pair of Twitter Takeovers. But these, these were well worth it for sports fans.

Up first today was legendary broadcaster, Verne Lundquist, with a takeover of the Golf On CBS Twitter account.

Taking questions on sports and non-sports, I think this was my favorite:

Not to be outdone, as I posted in yesterday’s Tidbits, legendary in his own right, Vin Scully, did a Twitter Takeover of the Dodgers account. But this one took place during the second game of the Dodgers-Yankees doubleheader. Mixing insight, history and in-game action, the tweets made you feel as if you were listening to him during the game itself.

A classy Scully opener:

And a classy Scully closer:

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Tidbits Of The Day

Tweet of the Day:

Pic of the Day:

Arnold fan tattooVideo of the Day:

[h/t ClipNation]

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CadChica Sports

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