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
Athletes And Animals
Tweets For Which The NFL Didn't Fine The Packers
@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
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
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
Making New Friends
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.