The Kentucky Wildcats will not be perfect. The Wisconsin Badgers handed Kentucky its first loss of the season in the Final Four, 71-64. They’ll meet Duke, who beat Michigan State on the other side of the bracket, in Monday’s national championship game.
This is the Final Four edition of The Chirp, your all-inclusive look at the best observations, jokes and photos that athletes have recently shared on social media. And athletes throughout sports had plenty to say about this night of basketball:
Titans running back Bishop Sankey on fitting in:
Normally don’t tweet about basketball. But shoot everyone else be perpin on the Twitter lol.
— Bishop Sankey (@BishopSankey) April 5, 2015
Former NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress on Michigan State’s loss:
Falcons wide receiver Roddy White on Duke’s win:
— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) April 5, 2015
PGA golfer Luke Donald and NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on Rhianna’s Final Four performance:
Rihanna is literally wearing the left shark from the Super Bowl, well played Rihanna…. #Final4
— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) April 5, 2015
What is she wearing? Dirt bike Riding pants? And it’s jus not good!! #FinalFour
— Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (@StenhouseJr) April 5, 2015
Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz on Wisconsin’s uniforms:
These Wisconsin Adidas uniforms hurt the eyes. Too much going on. Nike >>> Adidas (cue Oregon uniform comments)
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) April 5, 2015
Former NFL linebacker Scott Shanle on Frank the Tank:
— Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) April 5, 2015
Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson called the upset:
— charles johnson (@randywattson) April 5, 2015
NFL tight end Tom Crabtree is lying:
Well my bracket is still perfect. One more to go!
— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) April 5, 2015
Former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand is the real winner:
— Eric LeGrand (@EricLeGrand52) April 5, 2015
Texans DE J.J. Watt and Seahawks QB Russell Wilson on being proud alums:
Paint the town Red!
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 5, 2015
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 5, 2015
Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle and Colts punter Pat McAfee on the celebration:
— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) April 5, 2015
So many celebratory cheese bongs happening right about meow #Winsconsin
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 5, 2015
Colts backup QB Matt Hasselbeck and Saints TE Ben Watson on the shock:
Did that just happen?!? pic.twitter.com/sTZ4tDD88o
— Matthew Hasselbeck (@Hasselbeck) April 5, 2015
Not even gonna lie. I had NO IDEA they could play ball in Wisconsin. I stand corrected
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) April 5, 2015
Retired NBA center Jason Collins on facing the music:
The media is waiting outside Kentucky’s locker room to ask them questions. They had a historic season. pic.twitter.com/X925rmJNfm
— Jason Collins (@jasoncollins98) April 5, 2015
Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson and retired Braves 3B Chipper Jones just want to see Ashley Judd:
Need a camera on Ashley Judd and need it now.
— Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson35) April 5, 2015
Anybody seen Ashley Judd???
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) April 5, 2015
…and Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews found her:
Ashley Judd is handling it well. pic.twitter.com/aIzU7x2qyV
— Jonathan Toews (@19JToews) April 5, 2015
Eagles safety Chris Maragos and Giants CB Prince Amukamara on Drake:
Drake’s going to be wearing this next game pic.twitter.com/oe9Kld3LQb
— Chris Maragos (@ChrisMaragos) April 5, 2015
— Prince Amukamara (@PrinceAmukamara) April 5, 2015
Rams defensive end Chris Long on what it all means:
So you’re telling me Kentucky AND Wisconsin could beat an NBA team? pic.twitter.com/VWBK2VKmTN
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) April 5, 2015
Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang on consolation prizes:
You’ll always have the Derby, Kentucky.
— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) April 5, 2015
Tom Crabtree coming clean:
I feel bad for lying to you guys. My bracket is in fact, NOT perfect. Forgive me and respect my family’s request for privacy at this time.
— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) April 5, 2015
Saints safety Rafael Bush on the grand finale:
I rather watch Monday Night Raw then Wisconsin and Duke in the championship lol
— rafael bush (@rbush36) April 5, 2015