Now live to Adam Schefter to discuss why he implied, not so subtly, that fantasy football is more important than the lives and homes of innocent Americans, care to explain yourself Adam....
Look, I know he didn't originally compose that tweet, but in a lot of ways that's worse. Mostly because I don't expect too much more out of The Huffington Post, but also because retweeting something stupid is far more egregious then posting something stupid. This is Twitter we are talking about. A platform for people to incessantly jot down the first thing that comes to their head. Everyone has been guilty of thinking something fresh in their brain is funny when it's not. The real idiot is the person that reads that thought and says "this is so fucking funny that I need more people to see it". The real asshole isn't the one who makes the bad joke, but the one that encourages the person that made the bad joke by laughing at it.
It's not the best excuse in the world, but at least the Huffington Post can say they were just trying to draw eyeballs and get clicks. Adam Schefter literally has nothing to gain from attaching his name to it. Don't get me wrong, I'm not outraged, more just amazed that someone that uses social media so much can be so oblivious to what's okay and what's not okay. In actuality, I bet that Shefter didn't even think this was funny. He probably just regurgitated it to the rest of the world because he thought they would think it's funny. Come on Schefty, have a little bit more respect for yourself dude. If that's too much to ask then at least stop trivializing the damage a fucking hurricane could potentially do. Trust me, you'll be better off in the long run. Not everyone can have the funny gene Adam. There's a thin line between edgy and offensive, and when it comes to scrolling through social media picking things that you think can get you a laugh (and subsequently a fraudulent sense of fulfillment), you are on the wrong side of it.