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August 05, 2009

Chargers fine Cromartie $2,500.00 for tweeting: That's $17.86 per character.

posted by tron7 to football at 10:54 AM - 16 comments

The San Diego Chargers have fined their star cornerback $2,500 for using Twitter to wonder whether the "nasty food" has contributed to the Bolts failing to make it to the Super Bowl in recent years.

I looked around a bit but couldn't find the actual tweet.

posted by tron7 at 10:57 AM on August 05

Tottenham fined Darren Bent nearly 100x this amount for tweeting nasty about the chairman.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:29 AM on August 05

I'm half tempted to draft a fantasy team of players with active Twitter accounts. I can imagine waiting for Monday Night Football to start and sending out desperate messages that look something like "@lightsout Team down double digits. Need 3 sacks and 8 tackles from u. Thx!"

And then, if it happened, it'd be like a 21st Century bastardized version of Babe Ruth hitting a homer for a sick kid in a hospital bed.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:21 PM on August 05

Quoting Cromartie from the article, "My freedom of speech has actually been taken away"

I love people that somehow believe that our Constitution allows them to say whatever the heck they want, whenever the heck they want to.

Ufez, I love that idea on fantasy football, might also get a few insights on those dreaded game time injury decisions.

posted by dviking at 12:26 PM on August 05

That's actually a bit of a more plausible use of twitter for fantasy sports, dviking. Not so much following the players themselves, but the local reporters for teams. During the NBA playoffs this year, I got quality, up to the minute news on lineup changes and whatnot during Mavs pre-game warm-ups from Gina Miller (@txagina).

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:45 PM on August 05

In other twitter related sports news: JR Smith shuts down his twitter account over some controversy.

We're going to need a twitter category pretty soon.

posted by tron7 at 01:09 PM on August 05

Gina Miller (@txagina).

Somehow, that makes me hot.

posted by THX-1138 at 03:20 PM on August 05

THX, let's hang out. My first thought was, "Is there something better about vaginas inside Texas state lines?"

/waits for punchline

posted by yerfatma at 05:24 PM on August 05

That's a state secret, fatty, like the mysterious lights of Marfa or why anyone would choose to live in Houston.

it's really just an awkward combination of TV Station + first name

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:50 PM on August 05

Everything's bigger in Texas, right? Is that good...or bad?

posted by BoKnows at 06:32 PM on August 05

Sorry Antonio, but the Chargers Organization (and the NFL) is essentially a corporation, and you work for that corporation. The corporation you work for is hyper sensitive about its image, but they pay you a lot of money, so shut up and play.

posted by Tigginator at 08:23 PM on August 05

Sorry Antonio, but the Chargers Organization (and the NFL) is essentially a corporation, and you work for that corporation. The corporation you work for is hyper sensitive about its image, but they pay you a lot of money, so shut up and play.

Of course, the corporation will also encourage you to use Twitter to build fan support, but will give vague guidelines as to what you can and cannot say. I mean, talking about how bad the food is; you might as well be sharing the damn playbook!

"Rivers had lasagna tonight. He's going to be so stuffed that he'll just toss it to Gates all night instead of huffing and puffing his way downfield."

posted by dfleming at 11:45 PM on August 05

"Is there something better about vaginas inside Texas state lines?"

Well, the state sales tax in Texas is 6.25% and in my state it's like 8.7%. So there's that. But according to a popular country song, somebody's ex's all live there, so that could be something of a drawback, especially if mine happens to be one of them.

Guess we call that a push.

posted by THX-1138 at 02:44 AM on August 06

And I wonder where some of the ladies have gone...

posted by jmd82 at 11:48 AM on August 06

And I wonder where some of the ladies have gone...

Texas?

posted by THX-1138 at 01:23 PM on August 06

"Is there something better about vaginas inside Texas state lines?"

Of course there is.

posted by mjkredliner at 03:34 PM on August 06

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