Funny Tweets about Thursday Night Football
The 2018 NFL season is finally back, and we have funny tweets about Thursday Night Football! The World Champion Philadelphia Eagles topped the Atlanta Falcons in the traditional Thursday Night Football Sunday Night Football on Thursday Night (which is totally a thing) game to start the NFL Season. They did that… eventually, after a rain delay knocked the kickoff back about 45 minutes. The game, like most Thursday Night Football games, was full of absolute farce. This is what happens when you start BDN Foles eight months after his expiration date. Here at Football Absurdity, we watch the Thursday Night Football games and distill them down to their purest essence so that you can spend time with your family instead of spending Thursday night like you’ll spend the next seventeen Sundays and Mondays: furiously refreshing your fantasy team and lamenting that you bet the college fund on the over.
This game was absolutely the worst thing I’d laid my eyes on that I could not stop watching because I had waited eight months for it (narrowly edging out Solo: A Star Wars Story) right up until the Philly Special 2.0, then it turned around and actually had an interesting ending! Oh, and a bunch of babies whined about The Green Zone, which is honestly fine. Calm down.
YOU ANIMALS WAITED, WAIT A BIT MORE
The rains did not cooperate with the start of the NFL season, causing the 5:20 PM kickoff to start 45 minutes later. The Philly Phans took this in the way they know how to do best (shirtless and drunk).
Certain fans feeling lightning-proof, refusing to leave their seats. Police officer trying to convince them to head to concourse. Feels very Philadelphian.
We've got a legit shot at setting a record for beer sales at a professional sporting event if this lasts a little while.
— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) September 7, 2018
Shirtless idiot chillin in lightning storm pic.twitter.com/vli1J59ShC
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) September 7, 2018
2 hours ago: yayyy FOOTBALL BACK!
right now: pic.twitter.com/gwoWIss0ho
— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 7, 2018
VINDICAT—OK, UH VINDIC—GEEZ UH. VINDI—… OH, THE SAME OLD NONSENSE.
After their season ended on the doorsteps of the end zone against the Eagles, so did the first drive of the Falcons’ season. They went for it on fourth down and didn’t even put Julio Jones on the field. Who needs him, right? Oh, Atlanta. They do.
Sark, you cannot be serious pic.twitter.com/3SBaWzU0cC
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) September 7, 2018
BDN FOLES? MORE LIKE M.I.A. FOLES
The Super Bowl Champs didn’t get their title defense off to a good start. They ended the first quarter with 13 total yards on three passes and three carries. Nick Foles was sacked when he let a snap bounce off his hands. Accounting for penalties, they had zero net yards. As Yahoo! Sports put it:
Live look at Nick Foles pic.twitter.com/l3KeVksB5t
— Yahoo Fantasy Sports (@YahooFantasy) September 7, 2018
or as NFL Research more eloquently put it
The Eagles finished the 1st quarter with 0 total yards, the first time the Eagles finished a 1st quarter with 0 total yards since Week 15, 2014 against the Cowboys. The Eagles lost that game 38-27.
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) September 7, 2018
CRIS COLLINSRPORTH, THE ABSOLUTE BOY
Every game, it seems like Cris Collinsworth has some weird thing he over-focuses on. Tonight, it was Run Pass Options (RPOs). He called any read at the line of scrimmage an RPO. It was maddening.
Me: *crying* you can't just point at everything and call it an RPO!
Chris Collinsworth: *points at a dog* RPO https://t.co/96yDq9od6b
— Boys & Gurleys In America (@CTowersCBS) September 7, 2018
BUT DID ANYONE KNEEL
There were too many flags. Too many flags. By my count, 100,000 flags were thrown in the first half.
The NFL is so worried about people disrespecting the flag they decided to throw about 70 more onto the field
— Dave Rappoccio (@DrawPlayDave) September 7, 2018
PHILLY SPECIAL TWO POINT OH
No snark, no pithy comment. Just awe.
This looks familiar 🤔
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) September 7, 2018
Join us next week as we take a look at what will certainly be a high-quality game with zero nonsense or tomfoolery. The Bengals take on the Ravens in the first, true Thursday Night Football. Let’s hope for some farce!
Oh, one last tweet to perfectly sum up watching this game:
The Philly Special is great because it is the only play that's not mistakenly labeled an RPO.
— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) September 7, 2018
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