Twitter Didn’t Care About John Ross’s 40 Time…Kidding, Of Course
4.24 was supposed to be up there with the great numbers in sports that could never be broken, up there with 56, 17-0, 100.
Well, Chris Johnson, it was fun while it lasted.
Johnson's epic number, representing his time at the 40-yard dash at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine, lost its immortality on Saturday, as WR John Ross, repping Washington, ran a 4.22, besting Johnson in less time than it takes to put up a shot in the NBA.
Perfectly living up to its reputation, Twitter was alert on the topic, and predictably went nuts...
Perhaps sending Twitter into a further frenzy was the fact Ross will be denied an island "promised" to him by Adidas. The shoe company offered the prospect who could break Johnson's iconic record a private island, but failed to publicize that the offer extended only to athletes wearing Adidas sneakers for the event. Ross, alas, or perhaps fortunately in his case, was wearing Nike.
Ross took the "snub" in good stride, telling NFL Network's Michael Irvin he doesn't "really swim that well" and he "doesn't own a boat".
Johnson himself would congratulate Ross over the platform, appropriately doing so with a quartet of "100" emojis.
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