For some reason, internet public opinion has turned against Ryan Lochte, this year's Michael Phelps. It may have been his poor leg in the relay, or his loss in the 200m freestyle. Or it may have been the grill he sported on the medal podium in the race he did win. But there are a lot of reasons to love Ryan Lochte: the fact that his Twitter avatar appears to be a photo he took of a TV screen showing his face, for example. And this sequence of Tweets, a few hours after his 200m loss:

(He's since deleted that last one.)

In fact, Lochte's Twitter, generally, is a reason to love him:

How can you not root for this guy?

[via Jack Steuf and John Herrman]