The 11 Best Sports Tweets of All Time
The official Los Angeles Dodgers Twitter account tweeted an absolutely amazing burn to the San Diego Padres the other day (more on that in a minute). It inspired me to think about some of the other best sports-related or athlete tweets of all-time. Without further ado:
11. Anything that Chris Kluwe tweets.
The outspoken punter of the Minnesota Vikings has gained a lot of fame from his witty, sarcastic commentary on Twitter. I picked out one of the funnier ones I have seen from him, but in reality, we could make a Top 10 list with just his tweets included.
Unfortunately I now appear to be stuck and cannot move my legs. I might be downgraded to questionable for the game Sunday. Please send help.
— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) December 14, 2012
10. Brandon Knight laughs off getting posterized by DeAndre Jordan.
This was a hilarious way to do it. And also confirmed that he actually hadn’t died.
It wasn't in the scouting reports that the clippers threw lobs lol
— Brandon E Knight (@BrandonKnight07) March 11, 2013
And in case you haven’t seen the dunk or just want to watch it again because it is so amazing:
9. Patrick Willis had Kyle Williams’ back.
This was right after Williams had muffed two punts that helped contribute to the 49ers’ heartbreaking loss to the Giants in the 2012 NFC Championship, helping justify that punt returner is the worst position in football. But Patrick took the high road, even while people were tweeting death threats to Kyle. Bravo, Patrick.
@KyleWilliams_10 keep ur head up. U r my brother n teammate N I would put u back there all over again. We all lost this game tonight not u.
— Patrick willis (@PatrickWillis52) January 23, 2012
8. Brett Anderson tweets that Manny Ramirez thought he was the team’s video coordinator.
This doesn’t surprise me at all. Manny being Manny.
Manny just asked if I was the video coordinator…our relationship can only go up from here.
— Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson49) February 24, 2012
7. Aaron Rodgers has hilarious conversation with Shooter McGavin handle.
Come on, who doesn’t love Happy Gilmore?
@ShooterMcGavin_ why don't u drink a nice warm glass of shut the hell up. You're in my world now clown
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) March 24, 2013
6. Brandon McCarthy gets out of hospital, demands threesome.
Apparently being an A’s pitcher makes you really hilarious on Twitter (see No. 8 for Brett Anderson). No word on whether Brandon’s wife ever obliged or not.
WELL IF BEING DISCHARGED FROM THE HOSPITAL ISNT THE BEST TIME TO ASK ABOUT A THREESOME THEN IM FRESH OUT OF IDEAS
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) September 11, 2012
5. DeAngelo Williams tells off his fantasy owners.
Props to DeAngelo for tweeting what many NFL players think but never say about fans who berate them for not getting them enough fantasy points. He also basically said “why would you be starting me anyways?” Exactly.
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
4. That time when Chris Kaman skinned a bobcat before he was about to play the Bobcats.
— Chris Kaman (@ChrisKaman) March 12, 2012
3. T.J. Lang gets most retweets of all time for this one.
That is until one month later when Barack Obama tweeted out “Four more years” after the election. No shame there, T.J. This tweet was in response to the infamous call in Seattle that was ruled simultaneous possession instead of an interception, giving the Seahawks the win over the Packers and forcing the NFL to make a deal with its regular referees immediately.
Fuck it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.
— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) September 25, 2012
2. Kobe: “Amnesty THAT.”
In response to Mark Cuban’s suggestion that the Lakers should amnesty Kobe after this year instead of paying him the $30 million he is signed for the 2013-14 season. Kobe then went out and put up a 38-12-7 line on the Mavericks in a Lakers win and tweeted this one-line dagger. Classic Mamba.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 24, 2013
1. Dodgers: “You stay classy, San Diego.”
In response to Carlos Quentin charging the mound and breaking Zack Greinke’s collarbone. Whoever runs the Dodgers’ Twitter handle should get a raise.
See you on Monday in Los Angeles: pic.twitter.com/y2E5e4TBzq
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 12, 2013
Any ones that we missed? Let us know in the comments.