The Trail Blazers Twitter Had A Hell Of A Time Trolling The Clippers As The Clippers Destroyed The Trail Blazers
I understand how important it is to have a strong social media presence in 2016. I also understand that last night was just Game 1, and that the Portland Trailblazers twitter shouldn't be posting GIF's of someone jumping into a bathtub with a toaster quite yet. Still, if I were a fan of the team the last thing I would want to see while they were losing in grandiose fashion was their online representative making jokes. I am pretty sure that team twitter handles are primarily supposed to be used to engage their fans, and I can't imagine the fine people of Portland were in any mood to smile while that noncompetitive 4th quarter was being played. Their coach's decision to prolong a game that was all but over by fouling DeAndre Jordan shouldn't have been a laughing matter. I know that whoever is in charge of running it needs to remain light and positive, but maybe wait until the frustration has worn off before reminding everyone how poorly the game went. Trolling the Clippers with Chris Kaman's face would have been hilarious if that ugly mug wasn't - quite literally - the harshest of reminders that they lost by 20. Mocking Chris Paul for flopping is much more effective when he's not in the midst of putting up 28 points and 11 assists in an absolute rout. 'A' for effort, 'F' for execution, because the only people that got so much as a giggle out of those tweets were people that didn't have the best interests of Rip City in mind.
Also, last night was a friendly reminder that professional athletes shouldn't agree to be cast as toddlers if one of their more accomplished peers is going to be the one playing 'Daddy'....