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:

Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson went to MNF in style:

Just got to wear the predator mask sick! — Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20) December 23, 2014

NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpeon the Broncos:

I should have waited a day and added the Broncos to my most disappointing Tms of the weekend. — shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) December 23, 2014

Women’s tennis star and Broncos fan Victoria Azarenkacouldn’t watch:

This 4th quarter made me go hand wash all my dishes and no way I’m watching SC tomorrow morning — victoria azarenka (@vika7) December 23, 2014

MLB pitcher Brett Anderson on the Bengals’ real secret weapon:

The Bengals definitely lead the NFL in hair. — Brett Anderson (@BAnderson_30) December 23, 2014

…and with one last shot at the Homeland finale:

Who would’ve thought the ending of BYU vs Memphis would be exponentially more entertaining than the finale of Homeland. — Brett Anderson (@BAnderson_30) December 23, 2014

Bears cornerback Charles Tillman on the best gift ever:

Best gifted ever…now I can work on my jumper and drop the kids off at the pool. — Charles Tillman (@peanuttillman) December 23, 2014

Women’s tennis star Serena Williamson mistaken identity:

Lady: “Has anyone ever told you that you look like Venus Williams?” Me: “Yes. ALL the time” — Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) December 22, 2014

Lady: “Wait. What’s the skinny one name? Not the skinny one” Me: So I look like the fat one?” Lol hahah — Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) December 22, 2014

NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders always sees the bright side:

I’m not upset when I get the flu annually because I get needed rest,i lose 8 to 10 pounds & I’m ripped afterwards. #Positivity #Truth — Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) December 23, 2014

Tigers pitcher David Price on that awkward moment:

Ver was sitting next to me… RT @_Blyons: #LetsMakeItAwkard @DAVIDprice14 @JustinVerlander @KateUpton — David Price (@DAVIDprice14) December 23, 2014

Retired men’s tennis player Andy Roddick on holiday travel woes:

It’s official!!!!! I don’t know how to wrap gifts worth a #HappyHolidays — Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) December 23, 2014

Grizzlies guard Tony Allen flexing his holiday emoji game:

Happy holidays to everyone!!!! ” — Tony Allen (@aa000G9) December 22, 2014

Retired MLB pitcher Dirk Hayhurst on the holiday banter:

Me listening to my relatives rant over faith and politics during holiday visits: — Dirk Hayhurst (@TheGarfoose) December 22, 2014

Former NFL running back Ryan Grant poking holes in the plot:

Liam Neesoms is clearly a terrible father and husband . You are a specialist and everyone gets taken from you .smh — Ryan Grant (@RyanGrant25) December 23, 2014

Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett on unwelcome holiday guests:

Man I’m sitting in my aunts house. These roaches are playing soccer on the living wall….. She keep asking me to spend the night — DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) December 23, 2014

These roaches are disrespectful… Orkin wouldn’t have a chance in this house. They like Spartan 300 just aggressive for no reason. — DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) December 23, 2014

Wow!!!!!! They writing rhymes.. — DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) December 23, 2014