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Tweet Beat: A Clash with King Rex


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?

Aww, Brandon Weems is really a Wildcat now.

Tim Couch rang in the New Year with his friends, both real and Twitter alike:

How in the world is Maxwell Smith 0-19 in New Year’s kisses? That just seems wrong:

Time for New Year’s resolutions! If you’re already behind on yours, Josh Hopkins has an awesome slogan to keep you going:

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?

Walter McCarty took a break from promoting his new album to get a picture with Ashley Judd at the Louisville game.

The only person more excited about Jay-Z coming to the Louisville game than Drew Franklin may have been Ramel Bradley:

Even Patrick Patterson got a laugh out of Nostrabehanan:

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:

Everytime Shabazz calls a UK player “bro,” an angel gets its wings.

Speaking of Ryan, the three goggles look lovely on you.

According to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones is “BACK!!!!!!” #InMKGweTrust

I don’t even know where to begin with this:

I’m putting Aaron Boyd on TMI Alert.

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.

Shoutout to you as well, Alex!

Another Beiber reference! Oh, Ravi…the kid card lets you get away with this one.

Chuck Hayes asked a question I’ve been asking myself ever since I found out about the Khardashians:

Note to self: try microwavable grits.

Haha, you’re right, Brandon, Eloy does look old.

Must be the beard. For serious though, happy birthday, Eloy!

Everyone take a moment to welcome another Kentucky legend to Twitter: Goose Givens!

In this week’s “Bookie Tweet of the Week,” we learn that the streets of New Orleans can be a dangerous place sometimes:

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:

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! rex-ty

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?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

24 Comments for Tweet Beat: A Clash with King Rex

  1. Manbearpig
    9:16 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    As always the second best post of the week behind Not Jerry Tipton!! Excellent job Ms. Thompson

  2. Words With Friends
    9:23 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    Scrumtrelendous post, TyTy

  3. Hal
    9:24 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    Who is Chane Behanan? #uofl #thinkbeforeyouspeak

  4. Hello
    9:25 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    You left out Kate Upton’s tweet to BBN…….I think it was key in our victory.

  5. dave
    9:28 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    isn’t the idea of “having a loser bf” that one probably doesn’t realize they can do better; not that they choose to not do better? ie rex didn’t get the analogy. at all.

  6. nolablue
    9:43 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    Ha ha ha, you’ve been twitter-side-eyed by the great Rex Chapman. Too cool!

  7. Wowsers
    10:00 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    Just saw an interview with Cal on tv. Man, he has gained 15 pounds for every year he has been here. I guess we know how he deals with stress. He’s starting to look like 1975 Elvis.

  8. CatlantaBlue
    10:03 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    Tyler, umm…. may I call you Ty? Okay, thanks. Ty, like you, I am a female cats fan that loves UK basketball, KSR… and your writings, if I may be so bold… I just want you to know that the “Tweet Beat” is my favorite! I am a fan of most of your postings, but I just wanted to let you feel some love.

    Keep up the great work! Go Cats!

  9. Al Davis
    10:14 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    Rex loves the Tweet Beefs lol. Bit of drama queen at times. Tyler rocks!

  10. TylerFan
    10:27 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    Tyler is bad, a bad girl. That is why we love her!!

  11. JVice
    10:29 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    Poor Rex. Love him, but he really needs some reading comprehension help. TT had a great analogy.

  12. catdaddyd
    10:55 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    I like Cal, and I liked ’75 Elvis as well.

  13. Beetle bum
    10:59 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    I heard Rex and Ed don’t like each other. Can that be true????

    Who is Josh Hopkins?

    Does Couch juice?

    And, I agree with Hood.

  14. Megan
    12:42 am January 6, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah Rex Chapman must pop pain medication and get all sensitive on Twitter or something.

  15. Baldy in Mendo
    3:01 am January 6, 2012 Permalink

    Daaaag, lil’ Ty-Ty tweetin’ with the big boys. Congrats. Looks like you’ve earned those too-cool-for-school pants you put on. Can’t help but be proud of you. you’ve come a long way, my dear. Respect

  16. OogieBoogieMan
    7:30 am January 6, 2012 Permalink

    #7… for real… I worry that the job is really getting to him already! Compare the pics of him at his introductory press conference to recent pics… he looks like he’s aged ten years in three.

  17. sdc
    9:02 am January 6, 2012 Permalink

    lol rex… he just assumes your girl friend can’t/won’t actually do better

  18. Toothless Temp
    9:04 am January 6, 2012 Permalink

    Stevie will at the very least be franchised by the Bills so he is going no where at least for 1 more year.

  19. weirdness
    9:33 am January 6, 2012 Permalink

    Mess with Rex – get fired like the rest.
    Just sayin’.

  20. RDBsports
    9:39 am January 6, 2012 Permalink

    Rex is right. Her analogy insinuated Teague was electing to have poor play.

  21. Anthony Davis Has A Posse
    10:08 am January 6, 2012 Permalink

    I disagree with Rex, her analogy was just to set up the “you know he can do better” play on words. It is a saying that applies to both situations, not necessarily in the exact same context.

  22. OMFG
    10:08 am January 6, 2012 Permalink

    DiD U HEER TyLer said TEEG can du beter thAN HE IS bcuz he doeznt care anD is TOtaly not TryinG and HE is SOOO cute and could Totally git a hotter gurl than that SKANK and He Duznt TRY HARD and HE is GoinG to MArry that looser?

  23. lldjr
    10:11 am January 6, 2012 Permalink

    Is Cobbins one of the founding fathers of ebonics ?

  24. C.M. Tomlin
    12:15 pm January 6, 2012 Permalink

    I love this feature. Love it.