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:

Former Lakers Magic JohnsonPau Gasol, and more with some love for Kobe Bryant:

Former NBA center Jason Collins on ugly Christmas sweaters:

Orioles pitcher Steve Johnsonsumming up most fans’ Sunday:

Former Olympic softball pitcher Jennie Finch is having technical difficulties:

MMA lightweight Mitch Clarke on kids behaving badly:

Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson on tough love:

Padres minor leaguer Cody Deckeron being an easy target:

Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy has a movie for you, when you have a minute:

Bulls guard Aaron Brookson Twitter exclusivity:

NASCAR driver Clint Bowyeron flea markets:

Colts defensive end Arthur Jones on long-lost cousins:

Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp on potentially offensive toys:

Rams defensive end Chris Long on Andrew Luck’s greatest attribute:

Lucks neck beard game is approaching an unfair level of mastery. — Christopher Long (@JOEL9ONE) December 15, 2014

…And while he’s at it, an early college football bowl breakdown:

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. Nothing like chicken wings and orange juice. Dynamite combo. — Christopher Long (@JOEL9ONE) December 15, 2014

Quality of play in the Bahamas bowl may be suspect. May wanna fly those players in the night before the game. — Christopher Long (@JOEL9ONE) December 15, 2014 Gator bowl… Wonder if the kids playing in it could use the website for their income taxes… Oh wait. Nevermind. — Christopher Long (@JOEL9ONE) December 15, 2014