Tuesday afternoon a shocking tweet came from the NFL's official twitter account:
Of course, it didn't take long before insiders reported this tweet was fake and commissioner Roger Goodell was very much alive. But whoever hacked the account wasn't done yet:
Eventually all of the tweets were deleted, and it appears the NFL has gained back control of their Twitter account.
But this got me thinking. If I were able to hack the NFL's Twitter account, what is the one tweet I'd send out? It wouldn't be something morbid like announcing a fake death; that seems both unseemly and boring. Here are a few examples I'd use if I were hacking the NFL:
I sent out the question on Twitter to see what you guys would do as NFL tweeter for a day. Here are the best responses:
A few of wanted to weigh in on the current NFL vs. Patriots war going on:
@PrideOfDetroit "BREAKING: Tom Brady's 4 game suspension has been overturned."— Derek (@chronwall) June 7, 2016
Tom Brady suspension has been extended to 44 games https://t.co/qSXwk97uO1— Taylor McDowell ™ (@McTweett) June 7, 2016
While a handful of fans would take the opportunity to stick it to NFL officiating:
@PrideOfDetroit "Today, the NFL announces a new tagline: Screwing Detroit since forever"— John Whitaker (@Wyvol_) June 7, 2016
While other would take shots at Goodell in other ways:
The timestamp of when I viewed the Ray Rice video. https://t.co/Uy2sN1Q1KY— Michael Schottey (@Schottey) June 7, 2016
And some of you just can't let go of Calvin Johnson:
If you had the NFL Twitter account at your fingertips, what would you tweet out?