Twitter blew up this week with “DeflateGate” aka “BallGate.” For those of you who don’t follow the post-season football playoffs, “BallGate” can be translated to “sports fans freaking over Patriot’s quarterback, Tom Brady, and his 16% deflated balls.”
Tweets were flying with trending hashtags like:
- #Ballghazi (which was in rather poor taste)
- #Schweddy even made an appearance (Go, SNL!)
- Some fun juvenile types (like me) enjoyed #ballsballsballs and #ballsoft
- Professional waxers, under #ballologist, even got some play.
The world is on fire and we’re talking about balls. Go figure.
Some sample tweets:
And in today’s news: Men cry over deflated balls, men with no balls deflate women, and a King kissed by a President dies. #ballsballsballs
— James Morrison (@JamesPMorrison) January 22, 2015
Looking for a job as an NFL ball fluffer? Deal with the punter. Only one to modify vs 11 if you contract with the QB.#BallGate
— thinker (@oldscotcan) January 23, 2015
And the hashtag that was in poor taste (but still a bit funny):
As Brady says:
“I have a process that I go through before every game when I go in and pick the balls I want..the footballs I want to use for the game. Our equipment guys do a great job of breaking them in. When I pick the balls out – at that point, they’re perfect..I don’t want anyone touching the balls, rubbing the balls, nothing.”
The magic happens at the 20 second mark.
What do y’all think of this football madness? Have you been following #DeflateGate? Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!