In the win-or-go-home National League Wild Card game, pitcher Noah Syndergaard gave the New York Mets seven shutout innings to keep their season alive… only to wind up homeward bound anyway when San Francisco Giant Madison Bumgarner went scoreless the full nine. @Noahsyndergaard summarized the bitter result with the incredible tweet above. In its honor, here are 10 athlete tweets that said so much, so concisely.
1. Conor McGregor has become the UFC’s biggest star for his performance in the Octagon, but he’s most dangerous during contract negotiations, as this tweet wiped out the last of Dana White’s hair. (And yes, after sending this Mac did get pretty much everything he wanted.)
2. Just New York Knick Carmelo Anthony keeping up the goodwill among NBA fans.
3. Kudos to the L.A. Kings for throwing down on an entire state.
4. Now with the Kansas City Chiefs, then-Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas offered a tweet that proves everything seems impressive when you put it in all caps.
6. Coach Cal won a national title with Kentucky and could probably take any program in America to the Final Four. Here he shows off the razor-sharp mind that makes connections most of us overlook.
7. Now retired, Pro Bowl wide receiver Sidney Rice perfectly captured the frustration of a nation during a press conference by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal.
8. Sometimes you don’t need words: you need a picture. Like the one Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman directed to Arizona Cardinal Patrick Peterson.
9. Washington QB Kirk Cousins may be struggling this season, but all respect to a man who felt the need to let us know about that time a stranger watched him pee at his grandmother’s house.
10. In 2015, Los Angeles Clipper DeAndre Jordan was about to sign with the Dallas Mavericks… until he abruptly switched back to the Clippers. As players from both teams rushed to meet with Jordan, an amazing emoji transportation battle began, each better than the last, with Paul Pierce showing us why he’s a future Hall of Famer.