The Redskins’ Official Twitter Account Is The Bitchiest Official Twitter Account In Sports
I don't know if you've heard, but this whole Tim-Tebow-to-the-Jets deal might fall apart.
From my understanding of the situation, the Jets, in a rush to make the back page of the New York Post, announced the deal. Then, after telling the world that they're getting Tim Tebow, decided to actually look at Tim Tebow's contract. It's at this point they learned they'll have to kick back $5 million to the Broncos in advanced salaries for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons. They said "Oh, shit," and they balked. Now, there is a very real chance the deal will die.
But let's back up for a second. Before the deal started to potentially fall apart -- we'll call this "The Before Time" -- everyone was still under the impression that the Jets were landing Tim Tebow.
It was at this point that the Washington Redskins' official Twitter decided to get really bitchy.
Can't imagine a more awkward fit than Tim Tebow going to the New York Jets...Just 2 cents.
— Redskins (@Redskins) March 21, 2012
Keep in mind -- this is a professional sports franchise's official Twitter account. Usually, such accounts are designated for things like announcing a team visit to a children's hospital, thanking fans for their support, or welcoming newly-signed players. None of those things have anything to do with openly criticizing another team.
Now, the Redskins' official feed has pulled some similarly off-the-cuff shenanigans before. Remember when they openly Twitter-flirted with Peyton Manning, back when (they thought) there was a chance he might sign with them?
Also, they sound like they're trying to change the game when it comes to official accounts, telling fans their goal is to "inform and entertain" in the wake of the Tebow/Jets tweet you see above. I think this is a brilliant move, and anything to make the constant PR stream that is a team's official account less crusty will be cosigned by me.
So beware the Redskins' Twitter account, Other NFL Teams. It is the mean girl of official NFL Twitter accounts. And it doesn't mean to offend you, but seriously: that quarterback makes you look fat. as. fuck.
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