Tweets of the Week - Nov. 18-25
I am more of a long-form type. So I like to think. And I have still written more stories about the Bucks (more than 1,000) than tweets about the Bucks (more than 700) in my day. But at its best, Twitter can really capture those transient human moments of joy, pain, and humor.
The problem is that one cannot possibly keep up – tweets naturally have a short lifespan because you don't read them like an article, you read them in a real-time stream. That is usually for the best, but sometimes it is nice to look back.
In this first edition of tweets of the week spanning Nov. 18-25, we learn what Brandon Jennings considers one of the best parts of Thanksgiving and find out what video game Drew Gooden is playing, while Larry Sanders makes us feel old.
This series will continue each week throughout the season. In the future, I will be adding tweets from fans and other writers, so be sure to use the hashtags #Bucks, #GoBucksGo or #MILvOPP (OPP=opposing teams' try-code, ex: CHI) before, during, and after games.
Brandon, in the holiday spirit.
I can't believe that Larry can't believe he's almost 24.
Can't believe I'm almost 24... #midtwenties yikes! Lol— Nappy Gilmore (@LarrySanders) November 21, 2012
Yes, professional athletes play video games too.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my followers! Enjoy this day with your family.. Ok, Now back to Call of Duty— Drew Gooden (@DrewGooden) November 23, 2012
Tobias grew up in New York, so I think he will be fine.
Man is it cold !....— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) November 23, 2012
Among my favorite Twitter routines.
Top of the morning— Marquis Daniels (@Marquis_Daniels) November 24, 2012
Ted's personality translates nicely from radio to Twitter.
This is the fun side of Twitter. In Charl, NC for @bucks Mon nite. Been out to dinner, now just sittin in hotel room Tweeting. It's a hoot!— Ted Davis (@nbated) November 19, 2012
Pull-up jumper in transition, that is.
Beno Udrih, reigning King of the PUJIT.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) November 20, 2012
Dunleavy has five blocked shots this season – he blocked four shots against the Bobcats.
Just noticed this...Mike Dunleavy has four blocks tonight. That's a new career high. #MILvCHA— Bucks PR (@BucksPR) November 20, 2012
Love the NBA on Christmas (Brooklyn Nets visit Milwaukee the day after, by the way).
This is superb. Video: Carol of the balls, the NBA's new Christmas ad thesco.re/TOBpY3— Nick Monroe (@nmonroe) November 21, 2012
Good sign for the new starting center.
Sam Dalembert is 18-of-25 (.720) in the 1st Qtr this season. Leads the NBA in 1st Qtr FG% (min. 10 FGAs). #MILvMIA— Bucks PR (@BucksPR) November 21, 2012
Pretty amazing. Bucks still in first, by the way.
Stats Inc. Fun fact: Bucks have been in 1st Place in Central all 15 days of this season. Over the last ten seasons, 24 days.— Jim Paschke (@Paschketball) November 21, 2012
Another classic against the Heat.
Just your standard Monta Ellis buzzer-beating blocked shot.— Frank Madden (@brewhoop) November 22, 2012
Remembering the better times of the Bulls game.
Larry Sanders knocking down pull up jumpers and we're tied at 24. #MILvCHI— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 25, 2012
Seniorgee! rocking the house!!! #MILvCHI— Energee! Dance Team (@BucksEnergee) November 25, 2012
I was pretty excited to type this.
Jennings said there was no break and vowed to play Monday in rematch in Chicago. #Bucks
— Alex Boeder (@alexboeder) November 25, 2012
My passions? Writing and the Bucks, to start. So it is good to be here. I have reported on media row for just about every Bucks home game since 2009-10 – almost all of that time writing for BrewHoop. I have also written for the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, SB Nation, ESPN Milwaukee, Slam Online, etc. You can follow me on Twitter @alexboeder or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.