With the lack of Green Bay Packers news lately, I asked my 4,000 or so followers to throw out a prompt for today’s article. Thanks to the ONE guy who responded (frickin’ losers) @Slate004. His topic, Jermichael Finley and his sudden return to Twitter. I’m down with that, and of course have an opinion.
For those of you not familiar with Twitter, please get a life. For those of you who are, you will remember both Jermichael and his wife what’s-her-name joined Twitter early in camp last season. Most of us, myself included, followed both of them in a display of ass-kissing the likes that none of us has ever seen. I even got to talk to Jermichael on the phone. It was pretty cool and crazy… for awhile.
Then, out of the blue, Finley cancelled his account and we never heard from him again outside of the awesome catches he was making on Sundays. I don’t know why they quit, but they quit.
This week, the Finley’s appear to be giving it another go, this time with a joint account @MrNMrsFinley88. Let me tell you, this whole thing is going to turn into an epic fail.
Now a smart man never bashes another man’s woman, so let me make it clear that isn’t exactly my intent. But Jermichael, you’re bride really annoyed and pissed off a bunch of people last year. Some of the stuff that came out of her mouth last season both about the town and during games was completely asinine. I can’t quote her since you deleted your accounts, but it was not pretty. Not to mention the hourly requests for followers over-and-over-and-over again. Everyone saw through the PR ploy, and no one (or at least myself) found it all that entertaining.
This whole joint Twitter account thing is silly Jermichael. Firstly, only a fraction of us really care what your wife has to say. We are here to listen to you, plain and simple. Twitter, and micro blogging platforms in general for that matter, are for single personalities. I hope you rethink this, get your own account, and expand your own fan base as individuals. As for Mrs. Finley, you got to realize us Packer fans are a sensitive bunch. That whole follow-me-and-we-will-donate-fifty-bucks thing was dumb. One, because no one wanted to, and two because everyone knows you guys can at least throw a grr at the charity of your choice. All I am saying is think about it.
Finally, and this goes straight to Jermichael himself, quit being a cheapskate with your website. Now I know you haven’t hit that guaranteed huge money yet, but it’s coming big man. I don’t exactly know what kid you have running your free site, but the young man promotes you like a top flight heavyweight star. He’s out there updating, twittering your site around, and pretty much bugging the shit out of every Packer fan he can find. Yet, he’s stuck working with a lame ass free sponsored site that quite frankly he has done all you can with. Show the kid some respect, flip him some coin for a web designer, and get yourself a real website.
He should also see a phat set of tickets in his mailbox this season. One of them, he can now send to me.
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