Lance Armstrong Tweet Twitter Collarbone Surgery
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Lance Armstrong Makes Case for Best Athlete Twitterer, Tweets Surgery

3/25/09 in Cycling   |   Brinson   |   respect

Lance Armstrong is quietly one of the best Athatweeters out there (yes, I just made that up and yes, it's horrible). He stays active, and while his fan engagement could probably use a little work, he provides valuable information to those that follow him via the social media spectrum.

And then today, he went and got real crazy, and Tweeted his collarbone surgery. Well, kind of. First he tweeted his CT scan. He then sent a message to his fans before going under the knife, as well as the picture you see to your right.
About to head in. See y'all in a few. Livestrong.
Now, say what you want, but I'm of the opinion that Twitter + athletes = awesomeness.

There are many people who feel that Twitter has gotten out of control and that it doesn't belong in sports or that it's a "fad" and will go away. Those people are ridiculous and, pardon me for sounding rude, short-sighted.

Twitter, just like blogs a couple of years ago, is being scorned at by much of the mainstream media (and/or old people, whatever you prefer), and that's primarily because it's new and different and scary and not understood. But the truth of the matter is that it's just another form of communication, albeit shorter, that allows celebrities and athletes and people in general to reach out to one another.

Everyone doesn't need to embrace it and fire up a Twitter account -- I'm not saying that -- but condemning it just seems like the same old annoying cycle in yet another technological and cultural revolution.

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3/25/09   |   Dream_Machine   |   13252 respect

"Tweet Strong"

3/25/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Pat wrote:
Actually, it only takes one.

Thanks for lobbing that one up there.

I was shocked to see someone hadn't given the softball up yet.

3/25/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
That takes a lots of balls to tweet while in surgery...

Actually, it only takes one.

Thanks for lobbing that one up there.

3/25/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

That takes a lots of balls to tweet while in surgery...

3/25/09   |   chicachericola   |   2 respect

derms33 wrote:
see my photos...I used to have the "Bitch Slap"  one as my profile pic!

That is phenomenal! Thank you! One suggestion though...remove the creepy Saw pictures. I've never even seen the movie (i'm a wuss!) and they creep me out.

3/25/09   |   Dream_Machine   |   13252 respect

Hopefully Soon, When Someone Has Diarrhea, They Will Twitter While In The Bathroom!

3/25/09   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

chicachericola wrote:


I think I have an unhealthy fascination with the man.

see my photos...I used to have the "Bitch Slap"  one as my profile pic!

3/25/09   |   chicachericola   |   2 respect

derms33 wrote:
Why can FANIQ catch on like that for athletes??  also..I am a big fan of C-Walk
(Edited by Pat)



I think I have an unhealthy fascination with the man.

3/25/09   |   volleygirl197

He is soooooooooooooooooooooo good I watch him alot!!!!

3/25/09   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

chicachericola wrote:
Twitter is amazing. I don't care what anyone says. I just gave into it a few days ago and have been receiving random musings from Christopher Walken on a regular basis. Who wouldn't think that is awesome?!?

Why can FANIQ catch on like that for athletes??  also..I am a big fan of C-Walk

3/25/09   |   chicachericola   |   2 respect

Twitter is amazing. I don't care what anyone says. I just gave into it a few days ago and have been receiving random musings from Christopher Walken on a regular basis. Who wouldn't think that is awesome?!?

3/25/09   |   radiowave000   |   145 respect

Dude, he Tweets like he's on 'roids!
oh my bad