This week marks the one-year anniversary of the beginning of Y@ Speak, in which we capture notable 140-character bon mots, newsworthy items, gaffes by Saints players and local politicians and whatever else pops up on the New Orleans Twittersphere. To celebrate this occasion, I've rounded up some of my favorite or most memorable tweets — like a multi-layered digital birthday cake of sorts — and divided them by categories: we got NFL players saying dumb stuff, #neworleansproblems, anguish over the Saints' challenging year, reactions to the Times-Picayune cutbacks, interesting celebrity encounters, deep thoughts from Ray Nagin and so much more. Get your retweet/favorite fingers ready for this massive retrospective.
NFL Players Say the Darndest Things
Best wishes to former teammate Steve Gleason and a speedy recovery! — Reggie Bush (@reggie_bush) November 29, 2011
Grown men should NOT hav female tendencies. Period. — Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) December 29, 2011
So of course the homosexual men get sensitive to my tweet and respond all ticked off. RELAX I was not referring to u guys — Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) December 29, 2011
Hope everyone has a great hump day haha, take that however you'd like lol
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