50 Hilarious Athlete TwitPics
Twitter is seriously my favorite. It took me a very, very long time to come around to it, but now I'm not sure how I ever lived without it. It's not because it gives me a place to vent publicly about strangers who irritate me and post pictures of my new knee socks—although that part is awesome, too.
I eventually embraced Twitter because of the unfettered look it provides into the lives of people who were previously inaccessible to nobodies like me. It bridges the gap between the somebodies and the nobodies—a gap that probably shouldn't be bridged—and the result is often hilarious and/or generally entertaining.
The truth is, people like being reminded that superstar athletes and major movie stars are human. Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony is more famous than you, richer than you and more talented than you—but guess what! Melo acts just like a kid on Christmas when he gets to hold a baby panda—just like you would be if you could afford a trip to China.
Here are 50 other hilarious athlete Twitpics, all of which are a refreshing reminder that your favorite athletes can be as stupid as the rest of us.
And if you like what you see, feel free to hook me up with a follow on Twitter and tell me about it—@Blamberr. If you don't like what you see, just complain in the comments section.
50. Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Twitter ID: @ovi8
What the Heck: Alexander Ovechkin always knows how to dress to impress—he wore his finest grey t-shirt to (what looks to be) a pretty fancy dinner. I do admire his consistency in the fashion department.
49. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Twitter ID: @antoniobrown84
What the Heck: Antonio Brown better watch his hands snacking with James Harrison, dude won't hesitate to bite them off.
48. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
Twitter ID: @roddywhiteTV
What the Heck: When that guy looks up from checking his text messages in the hot tub, he's going to be in for the shock of his life.
47. Colby Armstrong, Toronto Maple Leafs
Twitter ID: @armdog
What the Heck: Apparently the Maple Leafs had some parameters on Halloween costumes this year. Dress as whatever you want—as long as it's a chicken, a baby or (preferably) a woman.
46. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Twitter ID: @DwightHoward
What the Heck: Now Dwight Howard's dog is Superman, too!? Shaq is going to be soooooooo mad.
45. Jeremy Shockey, Carolina Panthers
Twitter ID: @JeremyShockey
What the Heck: Wait, so now men are doing the iPhone self-portrait in the bathroom, too? I don't know about you, but I could have done without seeing Jeremy Shockey's "sexy eyes" in an airplane bathroom. Blech.
44. Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams
Twitter ID: @sj39
What the Heck: Just the essentials—iPod, headphones and candy. How much do you want to bet that those are the only items going in that ridiculously expensive briefcase?
43. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars
Twitter ID: @Jones_Drew32
What the Heck: Good for Maurice Jones-Drew not bowing to peer pressure! Just because everyone else is dressing up like a Disney princess, doesn't mean you have to.
42. Dustin Brown, L.A. Kings
Twitter ID: @dustinbrown23
What the Heck: Dustin Brown has been working with his golf coach (pictured here) for months and his game hasn't improved in the slightest. Can't imagine why.
41. Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets
Twitter ID: @wilsonchandler
What the Heck: Apparently Wilson Chandler's dog is taking a government-paid vacation upstate—he'll be missed. RIP KRAKO. Kidding, no animals were harmed. Promise.
40. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
Twitter ID: @MilesAustinIII
What the Heck: Miles Austin looks hot in almost anything, but dude really needs to find a better wingman.
39. Antonio Pierce, NFL Analyst
Twitter ID: @AntonioPierce
What the Heck: You know when you hear old people complain about social media because all people do is give useless status updates and post pictures of what they eat—this is why. This was a standalone photo—no explanation, no egg salad follow up photo...nothing. All Pierce added was "Poor eggs lol." Wtf?
38. Mike & Mike, ESPN
Twitter ID: @MikeandMike
What the Heck: I imagine this was part of some larger costume, but with Greenie being the fashionista he is, a pink silk shirt isn't out of the question for every day wear.
37. LeBron James, Miami Heat
Twitter ID: @KingJames
What the Heck: I have no idea what's up with the glowing Game signs, but I figured all you LeBron haters would love hating on this picture. But that doesn't mean I'm hating on LeBron, so spare me the hate mail, LeBron lovers.
36. Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks Owner
Twitter ID: @mcuban
What the Heck: Mark Cuban is just like us! He rides around on his private jet, smoking cigars and he lets his NBA Championship trophy ride shotgun. What, that doesn't sound like us at all. Dag.
35. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Twitter ID: @DwightHoward
What the Heck: This hilarious scene makes me remember how much I loved Dwight Howard before he held the world hostage with his trade demands. In fact, I think I'm officially over being peeved at him.
34. Mike Tyson, Retired Boxer
Twitter ID: @MikeTyson
What the Heck: Remember back when Mike Tyson was a threat to eat your children? Well the kinder, gentler Mike won't eat them, he'll just make them get matching face tattoos. I kid...please don't make me get a matching face tattoo!
33. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
Twitter ID: @RajonRondo
What the Heck: A lot of the trade speculation surrounding Rajon Rondo had to do with the fact that he was supposedly high maintenance. Does this look like a high maintenance man? Oh wait...
32. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
Twitter ID: @Wallace17_daKid
What the Heck: I'm probably not qualified to give financial advice to most people, but I'm pretty sure that cashing game checks, stacking up the cash at home and posting photos of it on Twitter isn't the best way to handle your money.
31. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Twitter ID: @RobGronkowski
What the Heck: This isn't Rob Gronkowski, but it might as well be—he and his brothers are like carbon copies of each other. I get that "goofy meathead" is their thing, but are the Zubaz pants necessary?
30. Ryan Sheckler, Skateboarder
Pictured: Machine Gun Kelly NOT Ryan Sheckler. Photo via @RyanSheckler
Twitter ID: @RyanSheckler
What the Heck: Almost famous, huh? Good luck getting all the way famous, bro.
29. Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia 76ers
Twitter ID: @mindofai9
What the Heck: I'm not sure what this costume is supposed to be—assuming this is a costume and he's not just decked out for a night on the town. Things can get weird in Philly.
28. Takeo Spikes, San Diego Chargers
Twitter ID: @TakeoSpikes51
What the Heck: Yep, that's right! Takeo Spikes and his massive neck drive a Hello Kitty smart car—and they both (Takeo and his neck) know that you wouldn't dare say anything about it to their face.
27. Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers
Twitter ID: @PatrickWillis52
What the Heck: I'm not usually in favor of posting pictures of strangers on Twitter and making fun of them, but in this case I believe it was warranted.
26. Lindsay Czarniak, ESPN
Twitter ID: @lindsayczarniak
What the Heck: This isn't Lindsay Czarniak, it's a man named Bernie Ritter—who is clearly a huge Bill Cosby fan.
25. Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves
Twitter ID: @kevinlove
What the Heck: Something about a grown man dressed as Elmo really creeps me out.
24. Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds
Twitter ID: @DatDudeBP
What the Heck: Brandon Phillips' mother doesn't look as concerned as she should, considering the giant googly eyes that are leering at her.
23. Chris Cooley, Washington Redskins
Twitter ID: @thecooleyzone
What the Heck: If this look is seriously back, someone better call Ron Jeremy because he will be psyched as hell.
22. Baron Davis, New York Knicks
Twitter ID: @Baron_Davis
What the Heck: Baron Davis is enjoying a little classroom time, but something tells me he's not learning much of anything.
21. Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Boxer
Twitter ID: @FloydMayweather
What the Heck: Former President George W. Bush, Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Jr. and Jerry Jones. What I wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall during a conversation between this trio.
20. Dhani Jones, Retired NFL
Twitter ID: @DhaniJones
What the Heck: I think Dhani Jones might have taken his bow-tie agenda a little too far.
19. James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers
Twitter ID: @jharrison9292
What the Heck: After having his orbital bone broken in a showdown vs. the Texans, James Harrison decided to share this with us. Well, it's official—James is scary in every situation.
18. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
Twitter ID: @ChrisJohnson28
What the Heck: Have you been dying to know what a pair of Chris Johnson's underwear looks like? Well, wonder no more. For everyone that wasn't wondering (i.e. all of you), my sincerest apologies.
17. Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
Twitter ID: @SteveNash
What the Heck: Steve Nash is a great point guard, but this is definitely not a great angle for him.
16. Nyjer Morgan, Milwaukee Brewers
Twitter ID: @TheRealTPlush
What the Heck: Carving pumpkins for Halloween—you're doing it wrong, Tony Plush.
15. Shaquille O'Neal, NBA Analyst
Twitter ID: @SHAQ
What the Heck: Shaq has a way of looking absolutely ridiculous in most situations, especially when holding or standing next to exotic animals.
14. Chris Perez, Cleveland Indians
Twitter ID: @chrisperez54
What the Heck: What is about hazing and nudity that go together so well? Chris Perez is hilarious—this fantastic idea had to have been his brainchild.
13. John Wall, Washington Wizards
Twitter ID: @John_Wall
What the Heck: "Halp! I stuck in metal box!"
12. Reggie Miller, NBA Analyst
Twitter ID: @ReggieMillerTNT
What the Heck: So you have a plush pink bull in a hot pink suit holding a microphone and Craig Sager. Yet, somehow it's Sager that looks like an idiot.
11. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Twitter ID: @AdrianPeterson
What the Heck: You have to admire Adrian Peterson's positive attitude, but this looks like the worst New Year's ever!
10. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
Twitter ID: @carmeloanthony
What the Heck: Carmelo Anthony, the Squeakquel. I don't know what that means...
9. Glen Davis, Orlando Magic
Twitter ID: @iambigbaby11
What the Heck: This is pretty much my standard workout, too. Thanks to topless screaming with over-sized chains around my neck, I'm in the best shape of my life.
8. Reggie Bush, Miami Dolphins
Twitter ID: @reggie_bush
What the Heck: Those shades make him look like a player and will prevent wrinkles from forming around the eyes.
7. Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks
Twitter ID: @JLin7
What the Heck: I'm not sure what's going on here, but Lin is crazy amounts of photogenic—am I right?
6. Tony Hawk, Skateboarder
Twitter ID: @tonyhawk
What the Heck: Looks like someone is a fan of The Godfather...either that or Tony Hawk has taken an active interest in science.
5. Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics
Twitter ID: @paulpierce34
What the Heck: Ribbit. Ribbit. Ribbit. Why does a frog need a bow-tie?
4. Antonio Cromartie, New York Jets
Twitter ID: @ACromartie
What the Heck: More Elmo. More weirding me out.
3. Brian Wilson, San Francisco Giants
Twitter ID: @BrianWilson38
What the Heck: Wonder what Brian Wilson thought about the national travesty that was the BCS Championship game.
2. Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers
Twitter ID: @blakegriffin
What the Heck: This may or may not be a stupid question, but is that thing real? I think it looks real, but I don't know if wolves are this agreeable. I've tried to put booties on my dog before and it didn't work out; strapping on a helmet would really not go over well.
1. Brett Keisel, Pittsburgh Steelers
Twitter ID: @bkeisel99
What the heck: It's amazing how much a beard like that can change the landscape of things. The beard makes even a routine dental appointment look kind of insane.