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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Trending: Rubio, Bruins, Watson, Rivers

By Bill Speros
Special to ESPN.com

Ricky Rubio and the Timberwolves missed the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean he plans on missing any of the action:

I don't miss the #NBAPlayoffs even if I have to pick up my bro @marcrubiovives and @ainonacohi at the airport.. twitter.com/rickyrubio9/st…

— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) May 28, 2012


Boston Bruins right winger Tyler Seguin, who's still not old enough to drink legally this country, got some elaborate inked tattooed on his left arm and issued a muted challenge to teammate Andrew Ference in the process:

I'm coming for you @Ferknuckle. I wish. twitter.com/tylerseguin92/…

— Tyler Seguin (@tylerseguin92) May 29, 2012
Browns tight end Benjamin Watson made quite a splash while on vacation in Canada:

Great time with the family at niagara falls this weekend. Amazing! twitter.com/BenjaminSWatso…

— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) May 28, 2012


After Celtics coach Doc Rivers earned a technical foul for his plea to referee Ed Malloy during Monday's loss to the Heat, “C’mon Eddie” was trending on Twitter. Among the pearls was this from Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune sportswriter Mike McMahon:

If Doc Rivers is going to get T'ed up for "C'Mon Eddie" Garnett might as well just retire. Or have his voice box removed

— Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonET) May 29, 2012

John Daly took his hacks at the officials, as well:

It's going to look really suspicious when every member of the Celtics is ejected from this game!#Celtics

— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) May 29, 2012



Move over Donald Trump. Drew Brees is hiring. This proposed clothing business is a for-profit, start-up developed in conjunction with a team of Harvard Business School students and is set to launch in late 2012. Still no word on a contract yet:

Thrilled to announce Brittany & I are launching a business in NOLA-seeking apparel entrepreneur/CEO. Apply by 6/5 ideavillage.org.

— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) May 28, 2012


The oldest member of the Worcester Tornadoes took to Twitter to announce his next move. No word on which post he had in mind.

I want to run for office

— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) May 29, 2012

Earlier, Canseco, 47, had solicited tweets about various troubling local issues affecting his followers in Massachusetts (we learned teachers in Leominster are underpaid and there’s an issue with air quality in Sudbury), after posting this question:

Can a cuban born american be a mayor or governor in new england ?

— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) May 29, 2012



The Stanley Cup Finals begin Wednesday night, and fans in Los Angeles are beginning to stock up:

Go Kings!#LAKings twitter.com/LetsGoKings/st…

— LetsGoKings (@LetsGoKings) May 29, 2012


Elsewhere:

• The English Premiere League had plenty of top 10 performances this past season, here’s a look at the 10 biggest letdowns, thanks to Paul Farrell. (FanFeedr.com) (FanFeedr)


• NASCAR drivers will be going head-to-head against each other for a spot on the cover of “NASCAR The Game: Inside Live” via a bracket elimination showdown in the “Drive for the Cover” campaign. Fans can visit the NASCAR The Game page on Facebook for all the details. Voting runs through July 15. (NASCAR via Jayski)

• The San Diego Padres could always use another lefty. Phil Mickelson has joined the O’Malley family’s pursuit to purchase the team and he’s got plenty of green, writes Tim Sullivan. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

• Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who hit .388 in May, became the seventh member of the team on the DL and will be out four to six weeks after breaking his hand while reaching under the bed in his hotel room for a sock. His wife shifted a suitcase that fell and struck his hand on Sunday. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

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