More Important Than Any Other News: The Patriots Have Deleted The Butt Fumble Tweet
Each year on Nov. 22, relatives gather and carve turkey, turn on the TV and laugh and reminisce, for this is the anniversary of the Butt Fumble. In a game between the Jets and Patriots on (that year) Thanksgiving in 2012, Mark Sanchez collided with Brandon Moore's butt and fumbled the ball. It was recovered by the Patriots' Steve Gregory and returned for a touchdown, as New England went on for a 49-10 victory.
Every Boston area schoolboy knows these facts by heart, just as most of America knows the details of Tigers Woods' auto collision with an innocent fire hydrant and a tree on Nov. 26, 2009 -- also Thanksgiving. In our household we combine the two into one holiday: Tiger Butt Day, just as we combine Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays into Presidents Day.
Early today the Patriots social media dept. decided to celebrate in their own special way, with this tweet:
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) October 22, 2015
We approve, because trolling between rival social media camps is why the internet was invented. God knows the Jets have enough ammo to fire back.
But Bill Belichick is not the kind of coach who relishes giving the enemy extra motivation, and our guess is that he personally went to the Patriots front office and slapped around some guys wearing glasses and pocket protectors.
As of a couple of hours ago, the tweet had been deleted. This delighted Twitter even more than the original tweet itself.
Here is that glorious play:
The Buttfumble will never be silenced. The more you try and silence it, the louder it becomes. All hail the Buttfumble
— Sarina (@15pizzas) October 22, 2015
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