The end of the season is finally upon us and almost all of the postseason awards have been handed out, both by the league and, far more importantly, on this website. The Player of the Year and All-IHO first and second-teams have received their due, but what about those who have contributed in other ways, meaning those who have specifically contributed 140 characters at a time?
Yes, it is finally time to reveal the Ivy League Tweets of the Year. The format chosen by our esteemed panel of judges (myself, Mike Tony and Peter Andrews) is one tweet by a player or about each team, then superlatives at the end. Without any further ado, let’s get to the tweets!
Yale to the tourney that’s crazy
— BIG HAUS (@leloking32) March 7, 2015
Maodo Lo has really played himself off the All Ivy 1st Team. Not even convinced he is 2nd team the way he’s been playing. — Cornell_BB_Blog (@Cornell_BB_Blog) February 15, 2015
Lo was already averaging 14.5 points on 46 percent shooting and 4.6 rebounds per game in Ivy play at this point, and he would only get hotter from there. Bow down to the Chairman, CBB.
The knicks cheerleaders are about the only thing goin for them right now
— Jordan Abdur-Ra’oof (@J_bot32) December 25, 2014
Great work by the man whose layup at the buzzer ultimately led to Harvard dancing and Yale standing out in the cold.
I just want to be done with finals so I can go back to doing hood rat things with my friends #isthattoomuchtoask
— Jonah Travis (@dreamchsr) December 12, 2014
Two things everyone can agree on: finals are bad, doing hood rat stuff with your friends is good. I guess that means Jonah Travis didn’t take any classes with take home finals. By the way, this will not be Mr. Travis’ only award this evening. PENN (TIE):
Allen, again, after being asked about losing his job: “Like Beast Mode said, I’m here so I won’t get fined.”
— John Phillips (@ByJohnPhillips) March 8, 2015
I don’t think these awards are much solace for the recently fired Jerome Allen, but it’s impossible not to reward parroting Marshawn Lynch quotes and holding a bronzed cup despite the Quakers’ rough season.
Spent a nice 10 minutes admiring Princeton’s architecture, but then saw the monstrosity that is Jadwin Gymnasium — Kristyn (@SaidKristyn) March 7, 2015
Princeton had an under-the-radar terrific season, only losing once to the non-Harvard/Yale teams in the league. That does not change the fact that Jadwin Gymnasium is hideous.
Just so we all are on the same page, I did not get dunked on. I did a fly by on purpose.
— Justin Sears (@Jussears5) February 28, 2015
If Justin Sears said he didn’t get dunked on, then he did not get dunked on. It is decreed. (Except he did, hat tip to Kevin Whitaker.)
Seriously, who had Dartmouth finishing where they did in league play and in the postseason besides Michael James (@Ivybball)? (Well, maybe our Bruno March, albeit a little later.) Come forward and claim your prize. Also, you’re lying. You’re a lying liar.
all this #2bidIvy talk ignores the fact that columbia’s going to win the league
— Peter Andrews (@pfandrews) December 19, 2014
I am very sure this was in jest but at the same time: predicting Columbia success is a fruitless endeavor. We’ve both been through this and we both should know better by now.
Related: In all seriousness, can we stop with the #2BidIvy stuff? It wasn’t happening this year and it’s probably never happening until the league adopts a postseason tournament, even then it will be a longshot judging by how the committee has treated mid-major bubble teams recently.
— We take the stairs (@NoEscalators) December 11, 2014
#4BidIvy. Once the Ivy League expands beyond eight teams, we can make this a reality.
VINE OF THE YEAR:
The ball is tipped
And there you are
You’re running for your life
Then you stop in the lane on a fastbreak and pivot for some reason and get your shot blocked
– One Shining Moment’s less popular first draft (Yes, I used my own Vine.)
RETWEET OF THE YEAR:
If we can all agree Justin Sears did not get dunked on earlier, then we must all agree that Ivy Hoops Online’s Miles Johnson got Twitter-dunked on by Jonah Travis, who retweeted Miles’ “Why Harvard Won’t Win the League” article just hours after Harvard defeated Yale in the playoff. That Travis held onto this article/tweet just for the sake of bringing it back if his team won the title is both ballsy and hilarious. Kudos for the takedown and thanks for reading IHO!