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:

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and more on the value of garbage time:

Well that last drive just knocked me out of my fantasy league playoffs….. — Terrance Knighton (@MrKnighton2u) December 16, 2014

Thank you Alshon! Better late than never. #junktimemiracle #ontothesuperbowl. — Shane Battier (@ShaneBattier) December 16, 2014

Texans defensive end JJ Watt on a kid we should all look out for:

Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson is spreading the love:

Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier will take “Speech” for $500:

Blazers center Robin Lopezon the brighter side of injury:

PGA golfer Luke Donald on southern eatin’:

OlympianLolo Jones on forcing it:

Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie on Snow vs. Ice:

Former Eagles defensive lineman Hugh Douglas on cartoons:

NASCAR driver Jimmy Johnson‘s seat at the ACC Awards is better than yours:

Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe on crossing guard justice:

Orioles pitcher Steve Johnson is eavesdropping: