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The 7 best tweets I saw this week! (Nevada football's best helmet ever)

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The Battle Born chrome helmet was revered ... until Nevada played some games in it. (Nevada athletics)

Welcome to the end of the week. Every Friday, I'll post "The 7 best tweets I saw this week!" There's so much good stuff on the Internet (and so much bad stuff) I will sift through the rubble and pick out the gems and put them here every Friday to send you off to the weekend. Let's get to the tweets.

(Note: If you're not seeing the tweets, it's probably because you're not using Google Chrome. Use Google Chrome.)

The correct answer is some combination of 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9. I'll take No. 8 and No. 4 for sure, and since I don't want to do all Battle Born helmets in lieu of Nevada's traditional domes, I'll take No. 5 with the Pack script over No. 9 with the sports wolf to finalize my top three. If I had to pick just one helmet, it would be No. 4 or No. 8. The Battle Born chromes (No. 8) are hated on because Nevada lost both of its games in those helmets, contests against Fresno State for the Mountain West's West Division title in 2014 and to UNLV in 2015. But that's not the helmet's fault. I actually like helmet No. 4 slightly better. Those helmets debuted for Nevada's game against UNLV in 2019, which also was a loss and ended in a brawl. Moral of the story is cool helmets lead to losses, apparently. But I like the matte look of No. 4 a little more than the chrome in No. 8. Nevada has come up with some cool helmets in recent years, and it's a good thing the white lids are a thing of the past. Those were trendy in the mid-2010s, but they're not as good as the traditional blue helmets. If only Nevada could do a helmet with the old school wolf logo.

Dang, I'm a big fan hardcore punk from Manitoba, so that impacts my list. But if I remove all Manitoba bands from my purview, that leaves:

1. Pearl Jam (duh)

2. Weezer (everybody loves the Blue Album, but Pinkerton is amazing)

3. Incubus (it's funny how different S.C.I.E.N.C.E. and Morning View are, but both are great)

4. Rage Against the Machine (Anger is a gift)

5. Blink-182 (I used to watch TRL every day to see where All The Small Things placed; damn, what a loser)

And this next tweet is an add-on to the last one, so it doesn't count.

Smashing Pumpkins are a solid band, but they should go into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame simply for making the above tweet possible.

You're damn right you owe Tupac Shakur an apology. Best rapper there ever was and one hell of a cook in Lexington, Ky.

(Also a politician apologizing for a mistake? I thought they stopped doing that years ago.)

Big Bomani Jones fan here, and he crushed it in this column, which takes a look at how the media has treated the Patriots' drafting of Marshall kicker Justin Rohrwasser, who has a tattoo of the "Three Percenters," a far-right militia and paramilitary group. Compare and contrast it with the media coverage of Colin Kaepernick's silent protests before games. One is dutifully employed by the NFL; the other, who is a far better and more proven player, is not, and would actually be a perfect fit for the Patriots. Rohrwasser claimed he didn't know what the tattoo stood for, which strains credibility given the uniqueness of the image (and the fact Google images exist), and said he will have it removed. One thing I respect about Kaepernick is he did not budge from his stance to try and save his job. The first time he was asked about the protest, during a preseason game in 2016, he said, "This is not something that I am going to run by anybody. I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed. If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right." At least Kaepernick stood behind what he believed and didn't lie to try and keep his job.

To be honest, the Warriors have been operating as if their season was over since the beginning of the year. Major tank job for that No. 1 lottery pick. I mean, they kept Steph Curry out for nearly 5 months with a broken (non-shooting) hand. That thing fell apart quickly. It could be a quick rebuild, but the Warriors put zero effort into actually winning games this season.

San Francisco is going to lose World Series hero Madison Bumgarner and add Dodgers villain Yasiel Puig in the same offseason? I almost feel bad for Giants fans. They hire a former Dodgers employee to run baseball operations (Farhan Zaidi), a former Dodgers employee to manage the team (Gabe Kapler) and let an idol leave before welcoming the one player the fan base hates more than any in baseball. #PuigYourFriend

Since there won't be a Little League World Series this year, can we just send "Big Al" to Williamsport and broadcast him hitting dingers for two hours? I can't imagine anybody would be against that, and I'm sure it will draw decent ratings. Who doesn't love Big Al?!?!? Enjoy the weekend!

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