As part of the never-ending quest to bring you University of Kentucky news in the most ridiculous manner possible, I comb the Twitter-verse each week for the funniest, oddest, and sometimes, nearly illegible tweets from your favorite players and personalities. Basically, I read Twitter so you don’t have to. Without further ado, here are the best tweets of the week.
Happy New Year! Lots to see, so let’s get a move on:
Is Stevie Johnson trying to tell us something about his future in Buffalo?
— Stevie Johnson (@StevieJohnson13) January 5, 2012
Aww, Brandon Weems is really a Wildcat now.
No better way to close out the year than to beat Louisville!! #WeAreUK
— Brandon Weems (@BrandonWeems10) December 31, 2011
Tim Couch rang in the New Year with his friends, both real and Twitter alike:
Cheers tweeps! twitter.com/timcouchtv/sta…
— Tim Couch (@timcouchtv) January 1, 2012
How in the world is Maxwell Smith 0-19 in New Year’s kisses? That just seems wrong:
I will be getting NO new years kiss…that’s unfortunate!! Still 0-19 lol
— Maxwell Smith (@Maxwe11uk) January 1, 2012
Time for New Year’s resolutions! If you’re already behind on yours, Josh Hopkins has an awesome slogan to keep you going:
— Josh Hopkins (@MrJoshHopkins) January 5, 2012
All of the MKG love in the air must have spurred the arrival of another Kentucky great, Patrick Patterson! Josh, I’ll just ignore this part about Beiber, okay?
— Josh Hopkins (@MrJoshHopkins) January 5, 2012
Walter McCarty took a break from promoting his new album to get a picture with Ashley Judd at the Louisville game.
— Walter McCarty (@waltermccarty) December 31, 2011
The only person more excited about Jay-Z coming to the Louisville game than Drew Franklin may have been Ramel Bradley:
I Hear Jay-Z Is N Rupp!!! I Need Pics ASAP!!!
— Ramel Smooth Bradley (@dreamsmooth) December 31, 2011
Even Patrick Patterson got a laugh out of Nostrabehanan:
— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) December 31, 2011
We know that Shabazz watched the UK/UofL game, but did you know he felt the need to talk to Ryan Harrow about it afterwards:
@12Harrow I’m about to hit you up now bro !!!!
— shabazz muhammad (@phenom15balla) January 1, 2012
Everytime Shabazz calls a UK player “bro,” an angel gets its wings.
Speaking of Ryan, the three goggles look lovely on you.
Nothing like family twitter.com/lovemygirlz2/s…
— Tiffany Hatchett (@lovemygirlz2) January 1, 2012
According to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones is “BACK!!!!!!” #InMKGweTrust
T.Jones @TerrenceJones1 is BACK!!!!!
— Mike Kidd-Gilchrist (@MikeGillie14) January 3, 2012
I don’t even know where to begin with this:
“don’t wake up in a road-side ditch, get rid of cable” @jpolson05 – so mind boggling
— Jon Hood (@hoodyhood4) January 1, 2012
I’m putting Aaron Boyd on TMI Alert.
In the building and I’m feeling myself.
— Aaron Boydâ„¢ (@Oh_Boyd) January 4, 2012
Those are the best looking gingerbread men I’ve ever seen. #goldeneyes
With 99% of Americans attempting to stick to that “Eat healthy and lose weight” resolution, Ryan Harrow just has to go and throw it in our faces with a #fattweet.
I’m getting fat y’all. I just brought a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts, burger king, and a snack for later when I wake up at night
— Ryan Harrow (@12Harrow) January 4, 2012
Shoutout to you as well, Alex!
S/O to the Big Blue Nation!! #BBN
— Alex Poythress (@AlexTheGreat22) January 2, 2012
Another Beiber reference! Oh, Ravi…the kid card lets you get away with this one.
Not gonna lie this bieber Christmas cd is nice haha. Not minding listening to this one with my lil guy.
— Ravi (@ravimoss) January 2, 2012
Chuck Hayes asked a question I’ve been asking myself ever since I found out about the Khardashians:
what does scott disick do for work?
— chuck hayes (@c_hayes44) January 2, 2012
Note to self: try microwavable grits.
Just had those microwaveable instant grits for the 1st time. Expectations was low but they turned out to be Banging #AddingThat2Rotation
— Nazr Mohammed (@NazrMohammed) January 3, 2012
Haha, you’re right, Brandon, Eloy does look old.
@E_Vargas30 happy bday bro. I know you about 27 now
— Brandon E Knight (@BrandonKnight12) December 30, 2011
Must be the beard. For serious though, happy birthday, Eloy!
Gracias everybody for my birthday wishes! All of you played a part in making my day Cat-tastic! I really appreciate it!! S/o to #BBN!!!
— Eloy Vargas (@E_Vargas30) December 31, 2011
Everyone take a moment to welcome another Kentucky legend to Twitter: Goose Givens!
GREAT Game today UK, Louisville was Tough and Scrappy, Who agrees.
— Jack Givens (@goosegivens) December 31, 2011
In this week’s “Bookie Tweet of the Week,” we learn that the streets of New Orleans can be a dangerous place sometimes:
My la potna just got shot on the Ave. But it’s all good, he straight tho..
— Theltus Cobbins (@bookie3_YMCMB) January 2, 2012
What, you didn’t think I’d mention this? Please, I ain’t scurred. Last night, just as I was tucking in for a long winter’s nap, I heard a trumpet sound in the distance. Confused, I sat up, the sound getting louder and louder. A squire appeared, summoning me to King Rex’s court:
Could somebody please tell me who Ms. Tyler Thompson is @ KSR?I’m filing a #LittleBitFullOfShitTonight -type of beef.
— Rex Chapman (@rexchapman) January 5, 2012
It seems King Rex took offense to my description of Marquis Teague’s recent play in Thursday’s News and Views (judge for yourself here). Once he found my username, the Twitter feud was on!
I’ll admit, I’m still not entirely sure what happened, but I woke up singing “When Doves Cry.” What say you, Tweet Beat readers?
Until next time, RT plz?