The USFL’s Memphis Showboats are getting roasted by fans online. The reaction comes in direct response to a questionable post uploaded to the team’s social media accounts.
The Showboats picked up their first win of the 2023 season, and it appears they let their excitement get the best of them.
In a matchup against the Michigan Panthers, Memphis jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead thanks to a pair of field goals from Alex Kessman and a rushing touchdown by quarterback Cole Kelley.
They’d coast from there, outscoring the Panthers 16-10 the rest of the way.
There were plenty of highlights to choose from in that first win, including a scoop and score touchdown by defensive end Jeffrey McCulloch in the final minutes of action.
Instead, the social media team went a different route. They’re getting smashed for the decision online.
The Showboats attempted to run a trick play in the third quarter, seeing a double reverse and a pitch back to the quarterback for a downfield pass. Unfortunately, the receivers were covered up resulting in a checkdown.
The trick play ended in a three-yard gain.
We’ve got a few trick up our sleeves 😏 pic.twitter.com/lspKizfmpt
— Memphis Showboats (@USFLShowboats) May 7, 2023
Memphis, for some reason, believed it was worthy of a tweet. USFL fans were quick to comment, and most were not kind to the Showboats.
One person wrote, “Why did you post this???? Let me run the account. This is embarrassing.”
Someone else said, “Ain’t no way you thought this was a good post,” while another follower replied, “For real … take this down.”
While the post resulted in some negativity online, nothing could keep the Showboats from being positive after their first win. With the victory, Memphis improved to 1-3 on the season, though they still sit in last place in the South Division standings.