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Twitter reveals biggest sports trends in 2012

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Looking back on 2012, it was an incredible year in sports. via Katie Linendoll | ESPN.com

The Giants ended the Patriots’ Super Bowl dreams yet again; King James finally won a ring; and Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time.

Plus, winter, spring, summer or fall, it always seemed to be Tebow Time. Oh yeah, then there was that whole Linsanity thing.

But which story was the biggest in social media?

Well, the results are in on the social side and Twitter gave us a first look at the year’s biggest athletic events on Twitter, the most retweeted athlete, what was trending in athletics and more.

In related Twitter news, we’ll be at Twitter headquarters this week to speak with the company’s head of sports. Stay tuned for the full interview, along with an article in ESPN The Magazine.


NFL on Twitter: Week 13

The @49ers and @STLouisRams were just 26 seconds away from their second tie of the season — but that didn’t land them on top of Twitter chatter this week. Instead, the top games were:

1. @giants vs. @redskins
2. @saints vs. @atlanta_falcons
3. @eagles vs. @dallascowboys

Players who received a good deal of Twitter attention this week were @drewbrees, Andrew Luck and @Mark_Sanchez.

 But understandably, fans and NFL players alike overwhelmingly expressed their shock and sorrow concerning the tragic deaths of @KCChiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins. Our thoughts are with the @NFL community and those affected.


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