In the horse race that is human innovation, twitter is neck-and-neck with the polio vaccine and the eventual advent of the hover-board for the greatest invention of the past 100 years (although to be fair, the hover-board isn’t due until 2015).
Ok, I immediately regret typing that level of bullshit hyperbole, but for a guy who lets his fingers ramble all over a keyboard until a sports story pops out, twitter is a gift from the internet gods.
Twitter allows the average athlete to express their unfiltered views to sports fans across the globe, and this usually results in an unparalleled level of honesty. It also encourages an unparalleled level of idiocy, no doubt causing a nation of team publicists to develop unparalleled alcohol problems (it’s time I retire the word “unparalleled”) .
Unless you’ve been living under 178 rocks at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, you’re aware of what happened at the end of last night’s Packers/Seahawks game. If you aren’t aware of what happened, I will kindly direct you to read this.