The Curse of Ben Affleck and How Twitter Reacted to Legarrette Blount
As is readily apparent from anyone who reads this blog or follows us on Twitter, we are a Boston startup–so, of course, our sports fandom leans that way. Today, we thought we would share two pretty unique things that we’re talking about in the office.
First, the curse of Ben Affleck. As reported by ESPN last season, ever since Good Will Hunting came out in 1998, the Red Sox have lost every time they’ve played on Affleck’s birthday. That’s 13 straight losses on August 15th! Jake Peavy takes the mound for the Sox tomorrow, can he finally break the Affleck curse?
Second, Legarette Blount’s amazing touchdown run during Friday night’s preseason game. You can see it here on NFL.com or here on YouTube. Yes, we know it’s just preseason, and the Eagles defense isn’t exactly stout, but it was still a pretty incredible run. After the run, Twitter was more or less divided into categories.
LeGarrette Blount with a ridiculous zig-zagging 51-yd run for a Patriots TOUCHDOWN!
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 10, 2013
There were shocked tweets:
legarette Blount. whaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttt
— Geno (@rsandoz7) August 10, 2013
There were lots of premature comparisons:
Was that Legarette Blount or Barry Sanders?
— Mark Chiarelli (@Mark_Chiarelli) August 10, 2013
Am I the only person that thinks LeGarrette Blount could be Corey Dillon all over again for the Pats?
— Matt Basta (@dirtylittle87) August 10, 2013
There were non-human comparisons:
LeGarrette Blount Is A Monster
— Zachary Martins (@Dream_Chasers77) August 10, 2013
There were those making fun of the Eagles:
LeGarrette Blount just ran around in a question mark to score a touchdown. And he’s a power back. Thats just shameful Eagle defense
— Matt Keener (@Keensteez) August 10, 2013
And there were some referencing this unfortunate incident.
Legarette “I’ll punch you in the face” Blount!!!
— K. Ross (@BlackElmerFudd) August 10, 2013