You have to feel bad for the social media coordinator for the Penn State Nittany Lions who fired off this tweet late Thursday night. I would assume that whoever fired off this tweet was like ‘hey, guys, don’t you think everyone’s going to read the fine print and be confused?’ but was told to hit ‘send’ anyway. It’s either that or someone was foolish enough to think that nobody would read the fine print down below and sent this out thinking ‘yuuuuuup, this is it.’
Alas, people can read. I know! What a crazy world we live in where people are actually reading what’s printed in a tweet and not just skimming by. The tweet reads ‘A Penn Starter Has Appeared In EVERY SUPER BOWL’ in huge letters and then ‘except for five since 1967’ in tiny print down below.
I personally think this would’ve been a much more impactful tweet if they listed out the name of every Super Bowl a PSU starter has played in. That would’ve looked badass. Seeing the logo or name of all but five Super Bowls since 1967 laid out in a picture. But they went with ‘except for…’ and hoped nobody would notice.
Here’s the Tweet:
The first response is probably my favorite. The New Hampshire Fisher Cats wasted zero time clapping back:
UPDATE: this is now the best response:
— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) February 5, 2021
Again. They could’ve listed out every Super Bowl a PSU alum played in and it would’ve been a pretty impactful tweet. Instead, they’re getting roasted for the fine print.
ᴱˣᶜᵉᵖᵗ ᶠᵒʳ ᶠᶦᵛᵉ ˢᶦⁿᶜᵉ ¹⁹⁶⁷
— John McHugh (@J_McHugh21) February 5, 2021
honestly I love this graphic and the copy. I've been eating a ton of cheese curls and smoking som
— Treb (@treblaw) February 5, 2021
THIS IS A TWEET
that should probably be deleted
— DAsch (@TheDaschMan) February 5, 2021
The same can be said about my elderly Bernese Mountain Dog. Perfectly trained except for the 5x a week she has accidents now.
My puppy is completely housebroken, except for the five times she peed on our floor this week
— Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) February 5, 2021
don't mind me, I'm just gonna read this tweet through my trusty microscope for no particular reas– oh no pic.twitter.com/1hv0w0F2Y9
— adrian 2: still postin’ (@CrawfinUSA) February 5, 2021
Excellent point here. So many people saw this before it was allowed to be shared. There were so many opportunities to stop this from happening.
This graphic went through multiple layers of approval before being released.
— Bryant Schaefer (@bryantschaefer) February 5, 2021
I guess Penn State’s now in The Endgame?
The Avengers won every potential future foreseen by Dr Strange except for 14,000,604 of them
— Jason Kirk (@thejasonkirk) February 5, 2021
This one hit me right in the funnies. I don’t know why but this one’s my favorite for some reason.
It's obvious that graphic design is your passion.
— HawkeyeHQ.com's Ryan Jaster (@Hawkologist) February 5, 2021
Excellent point here.
It is very important to me that you never delete this tweet
— Adam Jacobi (@Adam_J_Tweets) February 5, 2021
I have gone to the gym every day this week.
Except for M-F
— Dakota Konstas (@KotaKmoment) February 5, 2021
The reactions really are spot on. I’m not adding a whole lot to the conversation here. Penn State Football is rightful to be incredibly proud about how many Super Bowls their former players have been featured in. But presenting it like this just opened them up to getting roasted by everyone on Twitter. They really should’ve gone back to the drawing board before firing off this tweet.