Tweets of the Week
The Pacers’ All-Star suffers a leg fracture in a Team USA scrimmage ahead of the FIFA Basketball World Cup, and the sporting world responds.
From @KingJames: “Man just landed and got a message about @Paul_George24. Made me immediately sick to my stomach!! Praying for u a speedy recovery homie!!!”Read more
Plus, Brickyard 400 style, Paul George’s frank talk, and the unfailing wit of Paul Poteet.
@TheJennaBee at the Brickyard 400: “It’s only 9 am and I’ve already found my hero: a bearded gentleman wearing floral cut-off jorts. I love this place. #SuperWeekend”Read more
Plus, Bastille and Eddie Izzard come together in Indy while Mike Epps posts prayerfully about Tracy Morgan’s critical condition after a car wreck.
Via @JoshuaOwen: “The saddest part of The Fault In Our Stars, was definitely when Augustus fell into the chocolate river and got sucked up into the tube. Sorry for the spoiler.”Read more
Indy’s resident “Soul Man” laid claim to the top prize on NBC’s vocal competition, and public figures from Indy mayor Greg Ballard to Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres took to Twitter over the news.
Via @PetethePlanner: “Weird day in Indy. The city got 3rd for #SuperBowl2018. The Pacers got 2nd in their playoff game. And @iamjoshkaufman got 1st on The Voice.”Read more
Plus, a rock band’s frontman sounds off and Andrew Luck remains ubiquitous.
Via @colefarrell: “Walking downtown, I heard an older man refer to the farmers market as ‘that weekly veggie festival.’ I’m into it.”Read more
Paul George goes fishing, Larry Bird puts Roy Hibbert up “for sale,” and David West gets into a tiff with Shel Silverstein’s doppelganger. Plus, Pat McAfee builds himself a wrestling ring.
Via @TheJennaBee: “My boyfriend is watching wedding shows with me, in case you were looking for real life examples of Stockholm Syndrome.”Read more
Plus, what do you call a night’s dusting of snow in April? Spring + winter = #sprinter.
@IUBloomington offers the week’s best #humblebrag: “Just another day at IU (with Grammy Award winner Joshua Bell and Academy Award winner Meryl Streep).”Read more