Beat the Tweets answer sheet
Are you cheating? Be sure you take a look at the blurred-out versions of these and try your hand at guessing first. But if you're itching for the answers, here they are:
No. 1: C.J. Watson
Not very good, expendable and streaky huh. I'm a make u eat ur words!!!!— cj watson (@quietstorm_32) July 13, 2013
Last week, Watson reached a deal to be the new backup point guard for the Indiana Pacers. Apparently he has some doubters, and he's not too happy about it.
No. 2: Phil Jackson
My totem is the imagery of members of the first 3Peat. Hail to their dedication and team spirit. 20 years ago-snap pic.twitter.com/AVixZr4Bi0— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) July 13, 2013
With the Miami Heat perhaps working on a three-peat and the Los Angeles Lakers over a decade removed now from theirs, the Zen Master took time out to remind us all of the greatness of his Chicago Bulls teams, posting this snazzy picture.
No. 3: Brandon McCarthy
. @WildThingMLBN I hope the clip of me nearly dying helped you make one of your asinine points.— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) July 11, 2013
While a clip of McCarthy's scary 2012 injury was playing during a recent episode of MLB Tonight, MLB network analyst Mitch Williams said, "If you don't pitch (inside), this is what's gonna happen." McCarthy fired back with a scathing rebutall and unleashed a Twitter meme in response.
No. 4: Iron Sheik
Cold beer tonight and I party because I am the legend— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) July 13, 2013
Yes, it's our old friend Sheikie Baby. Often too full of controversial language to feature in this space, the Sheik gets it just right with this tweet.
No. 5: Roddy White
I understand my tweet last nite was extreme. I never meant for the people to do that. I was shocked and upset about the verdict. I am sorry.— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) July 14, 2013
The George Zimmerman verdict has elicted waves of response from athletes since it landed Saturday night. The Falcons wide receiver sent out a particularly caustic tweet, saying, "All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid." He later followed up with this apology.
No. 6: Brian Vickers
Amazing. Absolutely awesome. Thanks everyone so much for all this. Never Give Up. Never....— Brian Vickers (@BrianLVickers) July 14, 2013
It had been 139 races since Vickers had scored a Cup series win. That stretch included a medical leave of absence to deal with a blod clot issue. On Sunday, at Loudon, Vickers snapped the skid and found himself back in Victory Lane.
No. 7: Jordan Spieth
Just 19 years old and a PGA tour winner. Spieth became the youngest winner in 82 years on tour on Sunday when he won the John Deere Classic in a playoff, earning himself a spot in the British Open and starting a torrent of discussion about golf's next big thing.
No. 8: San Jose Sharks
Hey @espn, thoughts on showing more hockey highlights?— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 12, 2013
The tweet of the week goes to the NHL's San Jose Sharks. After ESPN's Twitter account sent them a — um — toothless joke about switching their name to the Sharknados (because why wouldn't you want to be named for a campy Syfy original movie?), the team responded with quite the burn.