The Chirp

This is The Chirp, your all-inclusive look at the best observations, jokes and photos that athletes have recently shared on social media. Because while not every story can be told in 140 characters… some can:

Bears guard Kyle Long on the Wells Report’s conclusion that the Patriots probably deflated balls:

Honestly I don’t know that deflating balls makes a difference at all…. patriots are seriously a great football team and Tom probably is — KL (@Ky1eLong) May 6, 2015

The goat. Just when you’re that high up in your profession and there is something to criticize u can’t expect us plebs to not take advantage — KL (@Ky1eLong) May 6, 2015

He and they are so good that we often try to Find something to criticize. In this case Ted Wells laid it out on a platter for us. — KL (@Ky1eLong) May 6, 2015

Guys I said I don’t know what it does. Keep in mind I don’t touch the football… I protect it — KL (@Ky1eLong) May 6, 2015

Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman on skepticism about the Report:

Former NFL offensive lineman Damien Woodyasks the important #DeflateGate question:

PGA golfer Martin Kaymergets ready for Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona in Champions League:

Pro lacrosse player Paul Rabil on Messi’s greatness in Barça’s 3-0 first-leg win:

Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan on conquering a new sport:

LPGA player Jessica Korda on meeting Taylor Swift:

Former ATP player Patrick McEnroe on tennis crossing over:

Tigers pitcher David Price on impressive teammates:

USWNT player Abby Wambach on abandonment:

Trailblazers center Meyers Leonard on the same old:

Former NBA center Jason Collins on meeting – and getting a Finals prediction from – Elton John:

Jaguars defensive end Jared Odrick on when Instagram-liking goes wrong: