Trending: Athletes love talking Grammys
Finishing up the day watching the #Grammys. Always a nice ceremony full of incredible artists! Congrats to all the winners and nominees!— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) February 11, 2013
There's an oft-stated maxim that musicians want to be athletes and athletes want to be musicians.
So it was only natural that athletes from across the pro spectrum were not shy about voicing their opinions on social media during the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday night.
British roots band Mumford & Sons won top album honors for “Babel,” while the sales-hit and viral sensation “Somebody That I Used to Know,” from Australia's Gotye and New Zealand pop singer Kimbra, won record of the year honors.
The Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys won three Grammys, and the New York band Fun. won best new artists and song with its hit "We Are Young."
Mumfooord— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) February 11, 2013
Mumford n Sons & Fun. Both bands rocking it! Big nights well deserved #grammys— Paul Stastny (@PaulyWalnuts26) February 11, 2013
And a week after Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco dropped an "F-bomb" during his post-victory celebration, Jack White slipped one past the CBS censors during his live performance of "Love Interruption" with Ruby Amanfu. (The word does not appear in the original version of the song.) CBS did a little better when a member of Mumford & Sons dropped the big one during its acceptance speech, censoring the word.
This NASCAR Nationwide Series driver with an admitted proclivity to curse should be so lucky.
I like anyone that drops the F Bomb because I cuss a lot and can't cuss on TV, Cuss away Jack White :) :) YES! :)— Kenny Wallace (@Kenny_Wallace) February 11, 2013
Adele claimed the first telecast award of the night, best pop solo performance for "Set Fire to the Rain."
I bet Adele gives really good hugs #grammys— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin) February 11, 2013
She was wearing a vibrant red and black flowered Valentino dress.
Holy Adele............— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) February 11, 2013
Jennifer Lopez, who didn't win any awards this year, did her best to steal the show and push the limits of a dress code outlined by CBS last week. Lopez wore a black gown with a slit that left little to the imagination.
Damn J.Lo!! That's how u feel #Grammys— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 11, 2013
Lopez told E! that she was trying to follow the rules. "They said nothing about the legs," she explained.
One old-school NASCAR driver paid his respects to an old-school rapper.
But not everyone was impressed with the show at the Staples Center.
Somewhere Ricky Bobby is saying, with all due respect, who cares about the #Grammys ?— Everett Teaford (@ETeaparty25) February 11, 2013
Teaford might have had other things on his mind. He joined about 30 pitchers from the Royals organization in camp at Surprise, Ariz., over the weekend ahead of Monday's official reporting date. The rest of the team is scheduled to arrive by Tuesday.
• Jose Canseco, Steve Garvey and Steve Yeager go to the dogs this week as they appear on the Hallmark Channel original series "Who Let the Dogs Out." The show premieres Friday at 1 p.m. ET. On the show, John Fulton, the host of Animal Planet’s “Must Love Cats,” takes a 65-plus-ton float used in the Rose Bowl Parade this year on a 65-mile road trip throughout the Los Angeles area. The float stops at "Bark in the Park,” an event filled with dog shows, races and adoptions, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where Garvey, Yeager and Canseco make an appearance with their pups.
Bill Speros is an ESPN.com contributor. He can be reached on Twitter @billsperos or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.