Summer Olympics 2012: Best Athlete Tweets, Twitpics and Instagrams from Day 12
I never would have believed Day 12 would bring us such entertaining and painful tweets. What is so special about Day 12?
Nicolas Batum went renegade, Matthew Mitcham is threatening to go more than Commando, and Neymar may be doing a cameo with Ice Cube. I'm sure I'm misinterpreting the Brazilian star's Instagram, but you'll see what I mean.
This a very entertaining day of Olympic jock speak, via social media.
Check it out:
What a difference four years can make. Eric Shanteau tweets about his inspiring turnaround:
4 yrs ago I left Beijing to fight cancer, now I am leaving London to celebrate thislockerz.com/s/232431514— Eric Shanteau (@Shanteau) August 8, 2012
My boy Tom Daley mixing with the Canadian rhythmic gymnasts. If I were a 16-year-old Canadian boy, I wouldn't be able to think of a better picture to be in:
JCin' with the canadian rhythmic gymnasts :)instagr.am/p/OEJWNLL-r7/— Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) August 8, 2012
The "Fierce Five" reaping well-deserved benefits on a box of Corn Flakes:
Fierce five baby..🇺🇸✨instagr.am/p/OEHfXZKifa/— McKayla Maroney (@McKaylaMaroney) August 8, 2012
The Fierce Five are enjoying themselves on a sick double-decker bus:
DOUBLE DECKER BUS!!! instagr.am/p/OEHKMBvVtH/— Jordyn Wieber (@jordyn_wieber) August 8, 2012
Cool pic, but why does McKayla Maroney always look as though she's taking headshots for a starring role in Cruel Intentions 3?
Having fun at the top of the London eye!instagr.am/p/OEBRcHPVrM/— Jordyn Wieber (@jordyn_wieber) August 8, 2012
Awesome quote from a man who knows all about positive thinking:
Your Attitude determines your Latitude. Make this life count.— Oscar Pistorius (@OscarPistorius) August 8, 2012
Can you picture Candace Parker doing the floor exercise? Actually, that might be quite beautiful. But still, she's too tall for gymnastics.
Everyone that goes to London should take a picture like this. It is an impressive photo:
Good morning from London ❤instagr.am/p/OD4lAKkSjP/— Nastia Liukin (@NastiaLiukin) August 8, 2012
Sanya Richards-Ross is inspiring folks to rock the sleeves while running. Will Aaron Ross wear them during Jaguars games?
Brendan Hansen looks as though he was handed a can of ginger ale from a Lilliputian:
I know my hands are big but this can just makes it look ridiculous. twitter.com/BrendanHansen/…— Brendan Hansen (@BrendanHansen) August 8, 2012
Elizabeth Simmonds has gotten used to Olympic life. I can't say that I blame her.
Kerri Walsh catches two of the three guys in her life in a clowning moment.
Cullen Jones' work in the pool is done, but apparently he's surfing the web for more opportunities. Check out the British hospitality:
Sitting in the Lobby on my Laptop for the past 2.5 hrs and the lady gave me this! Must look like I need it !lockerz.com/s/232454585— Cullen Jones(@Cullen_Jones) August 8, 2012
I'd love to hear Samuel L. Jackson cover any sporting event as Jules from Pulp Fiction. Yeah, that would have to be on cable.
I had no idea Neymar was joining forces with Ice Cube, WC and Mack 10. Wessside!!!!
Nick Symmonds knows the rules, and he dances around them:
Sit next to the bed of a woman giving birth, and you'll never question if the complaining is justified again.
Give birth, to see if all the complaining is justified... or not. RT @carrmany: if you were a girl just for one day, what would you do? :)— Matthew Mitcham (@matthew_mitcham) August 8, 2012
What is Nic Batum trying to prove? I know the ball looks different in international play, but this is ridiculous:
GIF: Nic Batum just punched Juan Carlos Navarro in the crotch. Really hard. twitpic.com/ah00y2— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) August 8, 2012
Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski asked Nic Batum why he hammered the Spaniard's crotch, and this was his response:
I asked Nicolas Batum why he hit Juan-Carlos Navarro in the groin. "I wanted to give him a good reason to flop," Batum said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 8, 2012
See what happens when you let your emotions get the best of you?
I want to apologize for my stupid act at the end, I showed a bad image of France and myself, Congrats to team Spain.— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) August 8, 2012
Matthew Mitcham pledges to bear all if he wins gold. I'm hoping he changes his mind or he gets the silver.
This is the first time an athlete has come up with a question that made me think. LeBron James for sure, Derrick Rose and Cappie Pondexter.
Having a debate...if you could pick 1 NBA player and one WNBA player to train for 2016100/200 m who would you pick and why?— Candace Parker (@Candace_Parker) August 8, 2012
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