The L.A. Kings have been causing quite the riot on twitter these days, what with chirping their opponents and proclaiming their own awesomeness and whatnot. It’s really been quite a ride. I don’t know about you but I think it beats the team accounts that just tweet out their starting line up that day and RT their fanboys who just make stupid hashtags as a tribute to their favorite scrub player. Or, the teams that RT their fanboys who tweet how much they think their favorite team will win by at the end of March, three weeks after they were eliminated from the playoffs…
You know who you are.
At any rate, the Kings have been having a field day ahead of their game two match up against the St. Louis Blues, and decided to push their man in the NHL13 cover race, Anze Kopitar, on twitter. Conveniently, Kopitar is matched up against Blues star and super pest, David Perron. The Kings pumped up their man online and there was some predictable backlash.
(Thanks to Reddit Hockey for the screencap)
Obviously the Canucks fans who followed them in the midst of their series haven’t been any happier with them since they exited the playoffs. In fairness, Perron, as I was informed by a knowledgeable Backhand Shelf commenter, wears his visor for concussion purposes, but who doesn’t love a little sass?
It didn’t stop there though, as the Kings decided to throw a jab-hook combo at the latest topic of the day with this gem.
100,000 followers! Wow. Thanks for following us. And no, Sarah Phillips, @LAKings is not for sale.
— LA Kings (@LAKings) May 2, 2012
Well played, Kings PR. Well played.
What are your thoughts on the sassy social media account? I’m entertained. Are you?