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Best Athlete Tweets Of The Week (August 29th-September 4th)

First Posted: 09/06/11 05:56 PM ET   Updated: 11/06/11 05:12 AM ET

With the NFL and college football gearing up to begin their respective seasons and the rest of us looking forward to a long holiday weekend, last week was light on breaking sports news. This paucity of trending sports terms allowed the athlete Twitterverse to really get back to its roots: Idle observation and witty one liners. From the relative greatness of Scrappy Doo to the deliciousness of the milk at the bottom of a bowl of a particular sugary cereal, this week in athlete tweets marks a return to simpler times.

As usual, we've scoured our timeline from the past week to bring you what we believe to be the best of the best. Vote on which athlete you believe had this week's best tweet. The winner will be given remarkable Interweb cred and 140 characters worth of salutations via the HuffPost Sports twitter account.

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Last week's champion athlete tweeter was the retired boxer and film star Mike Tyson, who is also the source material for an upcoming Spike Lee joint.


Back then I used to tell the world “I’m Mike, the baddest man on the planet”, now I look at that Mike and say, “Hey Mike, you’re a schmuck”.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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