If the personality of Twitter during a live sporting event were a General Manager or overseeing any sports team in a position of hierarchy there’d be no coaches or players left to lead its team to the promise land. Any football coach that falls behind 14-0 in the first five minutes of a game would be fired, any baseball manager that pulls a pitcher one batter to early or one batter to late would be canned, and any head coach of a basketball team that draws up the wrong out-of-timeout play in the final seconds of a game would be left for dead before the buzzer even sounds. Twitter GM is one ruthless son of a bitch. Just ask any quarterback that’s ever thrown an interception, any pitcher that’s given up a long ball or any point guard that’s made the wrong pass at the end of a game.
Twitter might show some love but it rarely lasts longer than one half of a game.
This past weekend Jim Mora of UCLA, Kevin Sumlin of Texas A&M and Butch Jones of the University of Tennessee all got fired by this maniac at some point. It’s probably worth noting that this was the first weekend of the College Football season.
Mora and Sumlin faced off at the Rose Bowl on Sunday night in what was known as the “Hot Seat Bowl.” It came to no one’s surprise that one of these coaches wasn’t going to last on the twitter verse by night’s end. Texas A&M’s commanding 44-10 lead with 4:10 remaining in the third quarter had the Bruins’ Mora buried by Twitter GM with top NFL prospect Josh Rosen his quarterback lying right next to him. One coach was fired and out of a job for life, and his quarterback’s career was a sure-fire bust according to twitter. That same quarterback threw for four touchdowns and 292 yards in the final 15 minutes to overcome a 27-point margin. He was now the leader in the clubhouse for the Heisman trophy, the “Chosen One” and now suddenly Sumlin was the coach that wouldn’t see the light of day ever again. No one is safe. (The much nicer Facebook GM couldn’t even save Sumlin). https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/collegesports/2017/09/05/ams-kevin-sumlin-dismisses-comments-board-member-wants-fired
The worst quality of Twitter GM is that he does not learn from his mistakes.
The next day Butch Jones played the role of Mora. You’d think twitter would let Jones find his way back from only a 21-7 deficit in the third quarter after what happen the night before, right? Think again. The Volunteers head coach fell behind by 14 points and Twitter GM wanted to toss him to wolves or in the trashcan on his own sideline. Somehow, someway, the Vols forced the game into double overtime after scoring late and blocking a potential game-winning field-goal attempt by Georgia Tech in regulation. It came down to Georgia Tech opting for a two-point conversation instead of an extra point that would’ve tied the game to force a third overtime. The Yellow jackets failed conversion attempt gave Tennessee the 42-41 win and saved Jones job for at least another week according to twitter. Jones has been hired and fired more times by Twitter GM than Billy Martin was by George Steinbrenner at this point.
This is what it’s like playing under Twitter GM. He’s Mr. Steinbrenner on steroids with a hint of Rachel Phelps from the movie Major League in there somewhere. All it takes is one bad game, one bad half or one bad play and you’ll be searching for another day job. Let’s see who this guy fires next, the NFL kicks off on Thursday night and he’ll for sure be watching.