Well, it’s December 21, 2012, and the world’s not over. Don’t get us wrong, we can’t truly know we’re safe until it’s officially the 22nd in all parts of the world, but as of right now we’re optimistic that humanity will live to see another day… as are the people from the sports world (or not, in one case) whose reactions we’ve collected below. A rudimentary Twitter scanning didn’t turn up as many athlete reactions as we thought it might – must be because of how athletes think they’re invincible and safe from even the GRAVEST THREATS to our world. Anyway. How excited were athletes to survive the latest apocalypse? Take it away, Oscar:
It’s not the end of the world, but the “end”of your old way of thinking and have a fresh start in life.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) December 21, 2012
Inspiring. What about you, different prominent athlete named Oscar?
Doesn’t feel like the end of the world. #JustSaying
— Oscar Pistorius (@OscarPistorius) December 21, 2012
Well, won’t he look silly if the apocalypse still happens. If there’s any record of humanity left, that is. And speaking of athletes getting mighty confident that they were on safe ground…
Oh, is this the end of the world? :))) say.ly/QLl4P57
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) December 21, 2012
Even the end of the world was not powerful enough to slow you down, Nole. Not everyone’s happy, though. For example, this bodybuilder dude is raging and wants the Mayans to COME AT HIM, BROS:
F**K you mayans! If you wanna experience end of the world come to my gym! Squat till you drop followed by deadlift! Then you will hear God!!
— Zack Khan (@Zackkingkhan) December 21, 2012
And… that was really about it. Again, much less than we’d anticipated – it’s almost like the end of the world wasn’t actually something worth worrying about, or something. So we’ll finish things off with a tweet that’s not by anyone in sports, but stuck out to us when we came across it during our search. Why? Well…
All these end-of-the-world jokes make me sad. There will be a day when people will not be smiling because the end has come.. That’s no joke!
— Jeremi Richardson (@jeremir) December 21, 2012
Jeez, way to bring down the mood, man.