10/25/2011 10:14 am ET Updated Dec 24, 2011

Best Athlete Tweets Of The Week (October 17th-23rd)

The week that was in the world of sports tweeting reflected the excitement over the World Series while also providing more lamentations about the ongoing NBA lockout as well as the recommended weekly allowance of offbeat occurrences and observations. While it seems NBA players are getting restless with their time off, veteran Shane Battier coined one maxim that they perhaps could all benefit from, "When the world hands you a lockout, make lockout-ade."

Perhaps taking Battier's advice to heart, NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki ambitiously predicted his first pitch during game three of the World Series would hit the mid-80s on the radar gun. And the basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest tweeted about a problem we've all experienced I'm sure: A party with hundreds of ladies and not enough guys.

As usual, we've scoured our timeline from the past week to bring you what we believe to be the best of the best that athletes have to offer via Twitter. 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 @HuffPostSports Twitter account.

Last week's best athlete tweeter was soccer player Hope Solo, who delivered her heartfelt condolences over the .

You can follower her on Twitter @HopeSolo and browse and vote on this weeks best tweets below.

Best Athlete Tweets Of The Week (October 17th-23rd)