This is a three-day glance at the Twitter account of one Derrick Williams (@bigdthatsme23), power forward for the University of Arizona (men’s) basketball team.
Beginning on Tuesday, January 18th, Williams began Tweeting smack talk towards the University of Washington in snippets of 140 characters or less.
By the evening of Thursday, January 20th, Williams had humbly devoured all of his characters (i.e. eaten his words) after the Huskies defeated the Wildcats by a score of 85-68.
Join us on this journey as we witness the progression of Williams’ epic fail.
*Note: For the Twitter illiterate, the abbreviation “RT” means “re-tweet,” which in essence is the re-posting of a Tweet that someone else has directed at you. Example: @JoeSchmo Tweets something to me, @alexssn. Because I’m a nice guy and I find @JoeSchmo to be funny, I re-tweet @JoeSchmo’s comment under my own account so that all my followers can see what he has written. Re-tweets are denoted in the below thread with an “RT”.
Tuesday, January 18 (with a nod to teammate Solomon Hill): We really gon see who raising the roof on Thursday. Ain’t that right @kingxsolo ?
Tuesday, January 18 (in response to Isaiah Thomas’s comment that Arizona had this game circled on their calendars): And a matter of fact … We didn’t circle the game. Ain’t that right AGAIN @kingxsolo
Wednesday, January 19 (with respect to former Arizona Wildcat Nic Wise): @TheNicWise we gettin these dubs this weekend!!
Wednesday, January 19 (RT): My boy @Bigdthatsme23 said he’s gonna get a top 10 at overton’s expense tomorrow night
Thursday, January 20: playin for 1st place today! lets get it and go 16-3 !
Thursday, January 20 (RT): @Bigdthatsme23 Imma be on the edge of my seat tonight! Do the Zona crew proud as usual and show them dawgs what’s up!
Thursday, January 20 (RT): @Bigdthatsme23 is gonna work washington tonight! No contest.
Thursday, January 20: crazy how the stuent section already got my number… smh
Thursday, January 20 (in response to a jersey chaser): @MissMarie11 lol random 206 numbers texting me
Thursday, January 20 (RT): @Bigdthatsme23 Do major work. UDUB Student Section got your #? What a bunch of creepers!
Thursday, January 20: At least make the text semi funny. I’m disappointed
Thursday, January 20 (RT from teammate Solomon Hill): Let’s break another 3-game winning streak against us in a specific location.
Thursday, January 20: Hope the homie @quincypondexter ain’t mad after this W we gettin tonight! Let’s go!
Thursday, January 20: I know one thing for sure… As long as I’m a wildcat , we might not win every game but I’m definitely never gunna quit…NEVER!
Thursday, January 20 (RT): @Bigdthatsme23 don’t worry about niggas tweeting an re-tweeting dumb shit fam…u kno how it goes my nigga. Don’t sweat, keep doin what u do
Thursday, January 20 (RT): @Bigdthatsme23 I don’t know how you keep your cool. You got hacked and hammered all night and they didn’t call shit.
Thursday, January 20 (to Hill): @kingxsolo man at home…. a whole different story . Lets turn this up and get theis dub on sat.
Thursday, January 20: like my bro @_m_easy said. ASU rival is great and all.. but this Washington/Arizona just got serious.