Last Thursday, the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers gave folks one of the best “Thursday Night Football” games in recent memory. This week, the football-viewing community was forced to suffer through not only an ugly matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, but a 47-minute delay due to inclement weather.
Over on Twitter, where the party never stops, you were treated to an exchange between Lions wide receiver Golden Tate and the official Butterfinger Twitter account.
It all started with the account going after the Bears when Mike Glennon did this:
Mike Glennon, oh no... #CHIvsGB pic.twitter.com/rlG7R2EUes— Casey Baker (@CaseyBake16) September 29, 2017
Not the most effective play on second-and-14, especially after falling behind by 14 when Glennon fumbled on the Bears’ first play from scrimmage on Thursday night. But this where things got crispety, crunchety, and peanut-buttery!
First, the Butterfinger Twitter account took a shot at the Bears with this tweet. What ensued can only be summed up by explaining to you, faithful readership of POD, that we are no longer the sole members of Team #WeOwnTheBears:
Stick to football. Oh...wait.— Butterfinger (@Butterfinger) September 29, 2017
This exchange went back and forth for a little while with the Bears’ Twitter account claiming the Butterfinger account was only seeking attention, which wasn’t a smart move on their part. Who knew, but the social media team for Butterfinger are absolutely relentless:
Tate took notice of the way Butterfinger was clowning the Bears on Twitter and decided to get in on the fun himself:
.@Butterfinger Going after one of my NFC north rivals? Did we just become best friends? https://t.co/WxwzEmQMoE— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) September 29, 2017
Soon, Butterfinger would respond, and that’s not much of a surprise considering how increasingly popular the candy bar has become in recent years. The exchange between the two was nothing short of magical, which not so coincidentally describes both Tate’s mitts and Butterfinger’s delicious taste.
Before our very eyes, on a website that is free but provides us with such incredible entertainment and ‘tent, a friendship, nay, a best friendship was born. Just like the perfect marriage of chocolate and peanut butter found in a Butterfinger, so to was the bond formed between two titans of their respective playing fields/shelves.
Look for yourself at these final tweets exchanged between the now lifelong friends:
1) Thank you— Butterfinger (@Butterfinger) September 29, 2017
2) Good luck this weekend
With Butterfinger on Detroit’s side, do the Minnesota Vikings even stand a chance? Considering Tate left his own chocolate stain on Andrew Sendejo’s facemask the last time the Lions visited U.S. Bank Stadium, things could be interesting in Week 4.
And so help me God, if Tate whips out a Butterfinger for a celebration this weekend, you can find me at the corner of Brush and Beacon with a can of chrome spray paint singing his praises until my throat runs out.