Here at Anonymous Eagle, we're hip to all the latest trends on the internet... or so we tell ourselves. We know how much the kids today like to keep in touch and communicate through social media. In particular, we're big fans of the service known the world over as Twitter. Each week, we'll bring you a tweet that we found particularly interesting/funny/thought provoking/ridiculous that has some kind of Marquette connection to it.
Hit the jump, and we'll get to this week's installment!
This one is going to take just a little bit of explanation first. Everyone's familiar with ESPN's The Sports Guy, Bill Simmons, right? In his Week 1 NFL picks column, he devoted some space to counting down the 13 quarterbacks that will have the most impact on the NFL season before finishing with noted Wisconsin attendee, Russell Wilson. Simmons proceeded to gush about Wilson for - no joke - 725 words. This ridiculousness led Deadspin's Drew Magary to rip Simmons's florid prose. That wasn't the most ridiculous thing that Simmons wrote in that article, however. When you write a 697 page book about the NBA, including four full pages on a player who's only been in the league for 6 years, you might want to pay attention to where he went to college:
Did you know he transferred from North Carolina State to Wisconsin after his junior year, only none of the NC State fans held it against him — if anything, they kept rooting for him??? Did you know fans in Wisconsin gush about Wilson the same way they once gushed about Dwyane Wade?
Nice job on the fact checking, Grantland. At least now we know that Simmons has zero editors.
In any case, Magary's tweet ripping Simmons brought this tweet from one of his Bucky fan followers that Magary then retweeted:
@drewmagary We HATE Wade - Fuck Marquette"Did you know Wisconsin fans gush about Wilson the same way they once gushed about Dwyane Wade?"— Bang! (@UW_Oberon) September 7, 2012
For those of you wondering, Wisconsin holds a 6-5 advantage in the all time series since Dwyane Wade stepped onto the court for this fine rivalry.
See you in December, rodents...
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