2012 offered many windows into the athlete soul, but none were larger or more revealing than the unfiltered weirdness that came from their screwy social media presences. Here are our favorites, from Cardale Jones delicately explaining that he wasn't recruited to Ohio State for his academic prowess, to everything Chipper Jones did. See if you can make it through this post without crying. Click images to enlarge.
Shots Fired And Other #RealTalk
Unconventional Uses Of The Medium
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- Delonte West (@CharleeRedz13) October 31, 2012
One of those days I wish I would have went to college!
— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) March 9, 2012
“@jaims2009:boxers or briefs (seriously, you didn't get asked this yet?)”greys from the stadium. Same ones farve was wearing in dic pic— josh sitton (@jsitton71) November 14, 2012
Athletes And Animals
There's only one trophy in the world harder to get than this... And I'm getting that next. twitter.com/D_Booth7/statu…— David Booth (@D_Booth7) October 11, 2012
@jbomb1984 they can totally have Skype play dates! Hahaha naming him Cat Latos. No, I'm not kidding.— Dallas Latos(@DallasLatos) September 11, 2012
Tweets For Which The NFL Didn't Fine The Packers
Got fucked by the refs.. Embarrassing. Thanks nfl— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) September 25, 2012
Fuck it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) September 25, 2012
Come on @nfl this shit is getting out of Control. Caused us a DAMN game. Horrible!— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) September 25, 2012
The nfl needs to come to gb and apologize to us for fucking us! These refs r bums!— josh sitton (@jsitton71) September 25, 2012
Golden tate is full of shit too. Saying he clearly caught that is embarrassing!Fucking jokers!— josh sitton (@jsitton71) September 25, 2012
Interception and then this jak ass out of no where say's touchdown... WTF— Gilbert Brown (@GilbertBrown) September 25, 2012
Who's next to get fucked by the foot locker refs.— johnny jolly (@JJolly97) September 25, 2012
Imagine you make a painting. It isn't perfect by others' standards, but it's your painting. You are proud. Then someone takes a shit on it.— Tom Crabtree (@TCrabtree83) September 25, 2012
@RealCJ10 If anyone was thinkin about stayin at the Grand Hyatt in NY,dont! My AC is set on 65 and its north of 80 in here. Like a freaken sauna!
1 fer 1 in our last 1 Mondays! Now we got 2 streaks. Dont get used to the high socks, some guys have cankle probs. O yea, J-hey went
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) July 31, 2012
Mike b and jhey go yicketty! The roadrunner went mammo! And the Bravos have a winning road trip. My kind of day off, no action!!!— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) July 25, 2012
Read the Warren Commission Report. I have. It's a crock. No way Kennedy's head moves back and to the left, if shot from the back.
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) November 15, 2012
al gore was a head of his time .i miss him rest in peace buddy hug for u— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) March 28, 2012
On my way 2 Atlanta 2 c the best performer that's our there
@pitbull . I want our players 2 play w the same passion w which he petforms
— Frank Martin (@FrankMartin_SC) July 31, 2012
Vince Young Needs A Hobby
— Vince Young (@VinceYoung) October 9, 2012
The Tweet That Launched A Thousand LOLs
I'm on 15 South at Baker and power is out and can't buy gas. This is not a joke.Don't have enough gas to get to Barstow. Need help.— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) September 4, 2012
@deadspin why y'all f—-ing with me in my hour of need?— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) September 4, 2012
Making New Friends
Manny just asked if I was the video coordinator...our relationship can only go up from here.— Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson49) February 24, 2012
Dear upset fantasy owners with the bad language you are a fantasy owner for a reason because you can't play or apparently fantasy coach!— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) October 7, 2012
And Reconnecting With Old Ones
And Finally, This
We surely forgot some—it was a long year!—so put any we missed in the comments.