NFL's 10 Most Hilarious Tweets of 2011

Jacqueline KirbyContributor IIIDecember 6, 2011

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 04:  Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots celebrates his touchdown in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts on December 4, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The Twitter world can be quite controversial for some athletes, particularly if they have absolutely no filter, like Rashard Mendenhall. Others, however, showcase their comical sides using the social media tool.

The NFL tried their hand at some holiday humor this past weekend:

"Good holiday tie-in for Kyle Rudolph's scoring play? 'Rudolph the red zone reindeer' anyone?"

Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski is quite out there with his tweeting, and this was particularly true during the lockout.  His response to a fan asking his preference on women?

"Booty main! 'I like big butts and I can not lie' Lmao what bout u?  boobs or butt?" Well hey, Kim Kardashian has a shot!

Then there is Colts owner Jim Irsay, who is very vocal on twitter and has wonderful grammar. On December 3 he tweeted:

"What r people getting n2 tonight..proper attire is requested on this tweet site." Wonder what he was talking about with his "proper attire" request?

Chad Ochocinco may be a bigger twitter whore than all of the Kardashians combined. During the lockout, he changed hobbies like he changes his underwear and tweeted about all of them.  Before his bull riding stint, Chad replied to a follower:

"Never rode a bull but i’m a pro in bed,transfer weight n hold tight. RT @Nick_Eustaquio: @ochocinco Have you ever even rode a bull before?" He could have used the same metaphor for his dancing skills, or his former costar.


Darnell Dockett is another player who should probably tone down his tweets. He was pulled over and tweeted about 15 times about the incident while waiting on the cops to get their act together. Here are his two best tweets from this incident:

"@ddockett This cop just ask me how tall R u & where R U from! I’m bout to ask him can I go across the street to POPEYS while we sitting here waiting!"

"@ddockett Police said 'do you mind if we look around in your Vehicle?' I said I sure DO! He said 'I’m gonna call back up' I said u wanna use my phone?"

NFL bust Ryan Leaf is also on twitter, and he was drilled by a website about his bio including NFL QB. At least he has a sense of humor about the whole thing:

"@athtweet9 why does @ryandleaf have 'NFL QB' in his bio?"

"@ryandleaf I know I tried to get my publicists to leave that out too! #seriously"

When it was announced that Madonna would be performing for the Super Bowl, twitter blew up with backlash. Here are some of the funnier ones.

"@jemelehill Since the NFL loves to use entertainers for the halftime show after they are well past their prime, expect Drake to perform at 53"

"@drewathitfixMost NFL fans have been saying for years:'The Super Bowl halftime doesn't have nearly enough Madonna and Cirque Du Soleil.' Sure."

"@statsmikemike Once again, the gives me ZERO reason to watch the ridiculous SB halftime show. Madonna, really? Was Mozart not available? Brutal."

It looks like these ratings should be through the roof! Most players tend to be more ignorant with their tweets than funny, but thank god for the ones who keep us entertained.