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Women's World Cup Final Sets Tweets Per Second Record

Twitter announced in a tweet yesterday that the Women’s World Cup final between the United States and Japan, which Japan won in a shootout, set a record for most tweets per second with 7196. In the same tweet, Twitter also announced that yesterday’s Paraguay/Brazil quarterfinal match in the Copa America tournament (won by Paraguay in a shootout) was second all time with 7166 tweets per second.

In terms of past events, Super Bowl 2011 saw 4,064 TPS, and the all-time high was New Years Eve 2010 in Japan, which hit 6,939 TPS at its peak. On the day of the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami in March, Twitter usage reached 5,530 TPS. And during the Royal Wedding in England in April, Twitter reached a peak of 3,966 TPS.

Twitter just turned five years old, and the number of users has grown precipitously, with 600,000 users reportedly signing up for the service daily.

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J.J. Barea Takes Swipe At Kobe Bryant In Billboard

This Sprite billboard was spotted in Puerto Rico, the home country of Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea.

What does it say in English?

“Only my ribs hurt, but for Kobe, it’s his ego.”

Ouch.

[H/T The Basketball Jones]

Bill Simmons Ramping Up For His New Website

ESPN columnist Bill Simmons recently chatted with Michael McCarthy of USA Today about his new website that’s launching in May.

According to “The Sports Guy,” the site will be two-thirds sports; one-third pop culture. The plan is to hire 8-12 writers and editors and Chuck Klosterman, Molly Lambert, Chris Ryan and Katie Baker are already on board.

Below is an excerpt of the interview:

Tell us about the new site.

We’re hoping the slate of the writers coming out of the gate, not just the ones we hire full-time, but the people contributing once a week, once a month, or once every couple of months, will be really be special. I felt like there was a void for a site like this. Read more

Thayer Evans Might Need A New Cell Phone Number

Fox Sports reporter Thayer Evans messed with the wrong professor at the University of Auburn.

Evans was reportedly calling professors in order to get dirt on star quarterback Cam Newton. Evans has made it clear he has it out for Newton and was in the process of continuing his witch hunt against the Heisman hopefully.

That is until one professor decided enough was enough and started circulating his number on the Auburn message boards Wednesday evening: Read more

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Stan Lee, NHL Creating Hockey Superhero Franchise

Sure, Spiderman can shoot webs out of hands, but can he body check the bad guys? Well, there may be some new superheroes in town that do just that.

The National Hockey League and comic-book legend Stan Lee announced today that they are creating a media company which will launch a new superhero franchise targeting tween boys, The Guardian Project.

The Guardian Project will feature 30 “guardians,” each representing an NHL team. The NHL says the content will “organically and authentically incorporates various NHL elements but is not set in the world of hockey.”

Guardian Media Entertainment is the new company which will oversee the project, which is slated launch in January 2011.

“I’ve always believed that every great plan starts with a great story,¨said Lee in a statement.” In the creation of GME and its unique and unprecedented relationship with the NHL, I truly believe we have the perfect combination from which to launch 30 new superheroes and excite young fans around the globe.”

The 30 “Guardian” characters will be revealed during the 2011 NHL All Star Game January 30.

More information is in the press release after the jump.

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