Wednesday’s Mashup: Tom Brady has first tweet back-and-forth with The Rock after Twitter debut

Lucy Burdge
April 03, 2019 - 7:26 am
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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Chicago Cubs at Atlanta, 7:20 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Boston at Oakland, 10:07 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7)
NBA: Boston at Miami, 7:30 p.m. (NBATV, NBCSB)
NBA: Houston at LA Clippers, 8 p.m. (NBATV)
NHL: St. Louis at Chicago, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Tom Brady is already getting comfortable on Twitter after his account’s debut on Monday, engaging in a back-and-forth with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

It started when The Rock tweeted to Brady welcoming him to Twitter and informing him of the site’s “dress code” with a picture of himself with Brady’s face over his.

And Brady responded with a picture of Johnson’s face over his draft picture:

Brady also responded to Rickie Fowler after the golfer welcomed him to Twitter.

Looks like he’s getting the hang of this.

-- The AAF experiment is already over.

The Alliance of American Football has folded just eight weeks after it came into existence after league owner Tom Dundon announced on Tuesday he has suspended all operations.

Co-founder Bill Polian said he is “disappointed” by the move.

"I am extremely disappointed to learn Tom Dundon has decided to suspend all football operations of the Alliance of American Football," Polian said in a statement Tuesday. "When Mr. Dundon took over, it was the belief of my co-founder, Charlie Ebersol, and myself that we would finish the season, pay our creditors, and make the necessary adjustments to move forward in a manner that made economic sense for all.”

Johnny Manziel signed with the AAF last month and responded to the news on Twitter, encouraging other players to save their money.

The league had faced issues since its beginning and reportedly was having problems with its payroll company.

"I sincerely regret that many that believed in this project will see their hopes and efforts unrewarded," Polian also said in his statement. "They gave their best for which I am deeply grateful. Unfortunately, Mr. Dundon has elected this course of action."

"My thanks go out to all who made our football product so competitive and professional," he continued. "I am certain there are many among them destined for future success in the NFL and I look forward to doing all I can to help them in their quest."

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I’m like, you know what, go for it. I mean, go for it and trust Mitch (Moreland) coming behind me that he’ll have a better chance bringing me in from third. I was like, just try for it. In my mind, he had no momentum coming in like he’s going to home. I don’t know how he made that throw again. That’s impressive." -- Xander Bogaerts, on getting thrown out at third by an impressive throw from A's outfielder Ramon Laureano on Tuesday night

 

 

 

 

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