Personally, I like Twitter the most when it is honest and a real reflection of who the athlete is. That would explain why the topic of Arian Foster contending that he could take down a wolf with his bare hands overtook my national radio show on Sunday night.
For the record, I had multiple calls from Alaskans to my show saying that Foster is absolutely nuts (duh!), one of them even citing the pounds per square inch that a wolf deploys when shredding an object with its fangs (wolf analytics!). It was a fun topic to spend kicking around, as it took us to a place where eventually callers were trying to figure out which deadly animal they would stand the best chance of beating with their bare hands. (Most prominent answer — NONE.)
Arian Foster may no longer be a Texan, but as long as he’s on Twitter, he lives on in our minds, hearts, souls and laptops.
Fast-forward to Monday night, and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. Peruse Watt’s Twitter timeline, and over the past several weeks it’s largely retweets from fans who bought tickets to his charity softball game and retweets of combine/draft accolades for his younger brother, T.J. Watt, who is thought to be a second-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
There are no bold proclamations of how he could destroy a wolf with his bare hands (Fact: If any athlete could, it’s a healthy J.J. Watt), and there are absolutely zero political statements (Why do you think J.J. Watt is so damn popular?). Hell, it took Watt’s girlfriend, Houston Dash star Kealia Ohai, to change HER Facebook status and profile picture for the world to learn they were officially a couple!
But every now and again, J.J. Watt has a solid take on something sports-related. On Monday night, he tweeted this…
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