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:

Olympic swimmer  Ryan Lochte could be in hot water:

I wonder if anyone has got kicked out of #seaworld before? This could happen today… Taking family plus my 3 lil devil nephews. #loveit — Ryan Lochte (@RyanLochte) December 26, 2014

Giants punter Steve Weatherford, we’re going with you:

I’m going!!! Who’s coming with me!?? — Steve Weatherford (@Weatherford5) December 26, 2014

Retired NFL punter Chris Kluwe on the world’s nastiest sport:

Wife is watching Harry Potter. It just occurred to me that Quidditch is the sport for people who think football and rugby are for sissies. — Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) December 27, 2014

I mean, think about it. No padding. A wooden ball that can knock you out. AND you’re 90 feet up in the air. You fall, you die. — Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) December 27, 2014

I’d like to see J.K. Rawlings’ numbers on the amount of Quidditch deaths each year, along with associated manglings. — Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) December 27, 2014

MMA feather weight Conor McGregorlikes the menu:

Smells so good… And the food is not bad either. — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) December 27, 2014

Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson, innocent bystander:

Was unwillingly asked to intervene w/ my opinion as a couple argued in Starbucks over the thought that went into each of their Xmas gifts. — Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) December 26, 2014

Well, LPGA golfer Cindy LaCrosse, at least you have Kathy:

I need more friends.. #momdadsister #lovethem #butstill — Cindy LaCrosse (@CindyLaCrosse) December 26, 2014

The tables have turned on retired NFL wide receiver Derrick Mason:

My son had me playing video games… He straight beat me down in Madden.. He even let me score twice. #pitypoints — Derrick Mason (@deemason85) December 27, 2014

This is how retired MLB pitcher Dirk Hayhurst gets down:

Das bier boots helped kick off the holidays at the Hayhurst house. — Dirk Hayhurst (@TheGarfoose) December 26, 2014

Raptors forward Patrick Patterson on elitist dads:

Father sits in first class and puts his 3 kids in coach.. #ColdBlooded — Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) December 26, 2014

Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams on lying, but for good reason:

I may or may not have told my daughters that it’s good luck to leave cookies out for santa 2 nights in a row… — DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) December 26, 2014

Bucks guard Kendall Marshall on personal landmarks:

I can remember places in life I experienced high quality pancakes. #FatBoyCronicles — Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) December 26, 2014

Former NBA player playing in China Metta World Peace on changing his name… again:

For two days I am going to be METTA Minaj . ;)))) — Metta Minaj (@MettaWorldPeace) December 27, 2014

I can’t believe I am not able to change my name. It’s only for two days. You guys act like when I get back to the league i will MinAj .. — Metta Minaj (@MettaWorldPeace) December 27, 2014

…,. act like when I get back to the league i will have Minaj on the back of my jersey. ” Metta Minaj , for three. And the ….. Win”! — Metta Minaj (@MettaWorldPeace) December 27, 2014

U.S. Women’s soccer midfielder Megan Rapinoe is moving on:

Time for this beast to come down:( — mrapinoe (@mPinoe) December 26, 2014