Eric Decker asking Jets fans on Twitter why they love team ends expectedly
New York Jets wide receiver took to Twitter on Wednesday to ask the team’s fans why they love the Jets.
#jetsnation, tell me why you love the @nyjets using #jetsdiehardfan and I’ll send a signed prize to my favorite.
— Eric Decker (@EricDecker87) October 29, 2014
Things, as should have been expected from the get-go, did not go well.
Jets fans became an angry social media mob, took out their metaphorical pitchforks and torches and laid waste to any good intentions that motivated the issuing of the tweet.
There were some examples of Jets fans attempting to put a nightmare in perspective. But other than a few positive-leaning souls, it was downright ugly.
My father forced this cursed franchise on me while i was in the womb 32 years later still no qb @EricDecker87 @nyjets #jetsdiehardfan
— 贾斯汀 (@_keator) October 29, 2014
@EricDecker87 @nyjets They aren't a threat to any AFC playoff teams! Also, they aren't a threat to draft good players. #jetsdiehardfan
— Chris (@StengDADDY) October 29, 2014
@ericdecker87 @nyjets @sportspickle #jetsdiehardfan I'm a Jets fan because they're an easy win when my team plays them
— Alex (@LuNcH_BoXx) October 29, 2014
@EricDecker87 @nyjets #jetsdiehardfan because the GM said the coach, owner and players are great. If it weren't for 1-7 we'd all be happy
— Frank Donato (@FrankDonato1) October 30, 2014
@EricDecker87 @nyjets That time Rex guaranteed a Super Bowl and then went 6-10. #jetsdiehardfan #winning
— Corey Lathrop (@cjlathrop) October 29, 2014
@EricDecker87 The Jets have combined two of my favorite things. Butts and Fumbles #jetsdiehardfan
— Ken (@Raldar) October 30, 2014
@EricDecker87 @nyjets the fact that my roommate is a #jetsdiehardfan and I get to see him depressed every Sunday afternoon @PredatDude
— Chris Halcovage (@halc13) October 29, 2014
@EricDecker87 @nyjets because I love being ridiculed and made fun of every week for being a jets fan #jetsdiehardfan
— Rob Napolitano (@theoneandonly55) October 29, 2014
@EricDecker87 @nyjets #jetsdiehardfan #JetsNation I can watch the games and not worry about the outcome knowing we won't make the playoffs
— B (@Good88B) October 29, 2014
@EricDecker87 because normally drinking heavily at 1pm on a Sunday would make me feel like an alcoholic. #jetsdiehardfan
— sean quintal (@mrjack81) October 30, 2014
In hindsight, it probably was a bad idea to ask a bitter fan base suffering through a miserable 1-7 season to come up with reasons why they love the team. The quarterback position is in shambles, Rex Ryan is probably playing out the string of lame duck tenure as head coach and the only win the team has this season is against the lowly Oakland Raiders all the way back in Week 1.
If there ever has been a shining, embarrassing and shortsighted example of the saying from the classic “SNL” skit, “Stand Up & Win,” this is it.
All together now: “Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?”
[H/T Eye on Football, Shutdown Corner, top image credit: Tim Farrell/New York Post]