Subtle Shots Fired: NFL Brilliantly Trolls Tom Brady And Patriots On Twitter
Social managers for professional sports teams tease each other on Twitter all the time. It’s usually harmless fun (Unless you suggest shooting the team’s mascot) with back-and-forth banter between two competing teams that is entertaining for both fan bases. However, we’ve never seen a league’s Twitter go after one of their own franchises… Until last night.
At 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, the NFL’s official Twitter account sent out a link for a video of NFL head coaches speaking about the attributes needed to be a franchise quarterback. It included such traits as intangibles, ability, arm strength, accuracy, precision, intelligence, toughness and leadership. There was also a photo of Andrew Luck.
— NFL (@nfl) May 21, 2015
Of all of the possible characteristics to highlight, they just so happened to select “Precision, Strength and Intelligence,” in that order. What a weird cowinky-dink, that’s P.S.I., which is also the acronym for pound per square inch, like as in the 13 psi that is supposed to be in an official NFL football.
What a perfectly subtle, yet absolutely brilliant troll about Tom Brady, the New England Patriots and DeflateGate.