Good morning, beautiful people. I hope you all had great weekends filled with lots of sleep and food. Idk, those are my two favorite things so I’m just assuming you enjoy those as well. Anyway, here’s everything that was relevant on Twitter from the past week including the NFL Draft, the exponential amount of rain the Triangle received, and my personal favorite – Fyre Festival.
On The Fyre Festival: I couldn’t sleep on Friday night at 3 AM. Instead, I searched the hashtag #fyrefestival and found myself still reading tweets two hours later. In case you haven’t heard of Fyre, it was supposed to be a tropical festival arranged by Ja Rule and promoted by Instagram models and celebrities such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. Tickets were priced anywhere from $1,000 to $12,000. Instead, it ended up being a nightmare similar to Hunger Games. Come on, y’all. Haven’t we learned not to trust Kendall after the Pepsi debacle?
ah just woke up from a coma after planning a music festival with ja rule. time to take a big sip of coffee and see how it went
— leon (@leyawn) April 28, 2017
Most of us only dream of putting the wealthy in a gulag, Comrade Ja has actually gone and done it #fyrefestival
— netflix & phil ☭ (@PaleCompanion) April 28, 2017
If I pay $12k for a music festival I better die
— lindsey (@Lindzeta) April 28, 2017
WE KNEW HIM WHEN HE WAS JUST MITCH. Congrats Mitchell Trubisky. Chicago Bear. Teammate to Mike Glennon. pic.twitter.com/lI9z1IDPVY
— SportsChannel8 (@SportsChannel8) April 28, 2017
— William N. Finley IV (@WNFIV) April 28, 2017
— William N. Finley IV (@WNFIV) April 28, 2017
— Patti LaHelle (@_maleficentt) April 28, 2017
— RC Cola (@OfficialRCCola) April 28, 2017
— rick (@PatMahogna) April 28, 2017
— Madeline Krebs (@madelinekrebs) April 28, 2017
On the NFL Draft:
NC State: We beat you guys in football!!
UNC: Mitch went second overall. QBUWHO?!
Real talk though, congratulations to all of the Triangle players who heard their names called in this year’s NFL Draft. Some other cool things happened, like James Connor being drafted by the Steelers after growing up in Pennsylvania, attending Pitt, and beating cancer along the way. And this is why I love sports.
this is an example of sports being the best. congrats to James Conner. https://t.co/rqK0XfeMyA
— bert (@brettlive) April 29, 2017
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) April 28, 2017
Deshaun really beat Bama and a quarterback from UNC named mitsubishi gonna go before him
— Trill Withers (@TylerIAm) February 2, 2017
"WE WANT BAMA" -nobody yet
— Bobby Big Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel) April 28, 2017
"It's such a blessing to be a part of this organization." Christian McCaffrey says he thinks Charlotte is the coolest city he's been to.
— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) April 28, 2017
The Cleveland Browns lining up to draft Deshaun Watson pic.twitter.com/XuIX4Y5K0w
— Ben Swain (@TheBenSwain) April 28, 2017
Can't wait for Panthers fans to scream LUUUUKKKEEEEE when Christian McCaffrey rushes for 10 Yards.
— Abstiegskampf Marc (@MarcCTB) April 24, 2017
Good luck to the guys watching the draft just hoping they don't show up on someone else's highlights. We've all been there.
— Shakeel Rashad (@shak_inabox) April 28, 2017
Mitch Trubisky is going to have stiff competition for QB1 this year pic.twitter.com/8majub8mAp
— bert (@brettlive) April 28, 2017
On LDOC and Finals: I would give my left thumb to experience LDOC just one more time. Kidding! Even though I’d now prefer my paycheck, I do miss the days when I could sleep until 12 during the summer after classes were over. Here’s your answer as to why your morning trip to Starbucks might take a little bit longer this week. So. Many. Kids. Studying.
Overheard on campus: "wow, you came to class" "yeah had to celebrate the last day" "how" "by actually showing up."
— Emma Farrell (@efarrell42) April 26, 2017
I hate accidentally taking a four hour nap
— Faith Carder (@lovefaithnoelle) April 26, 2017
Research papers due, Finals to study for, $0.56 in my account, failing 3/5 classes if I dont get my 54 to a 98 by next week
— Dory (@Dory) April 28, 2017
Me, taking my ass to office hours after realizing I need a 126% on the final to get an A pic.twitter.com/u1O7YhwDsD
— Common White Girl (@GIRLposts) April 28, 2017
Putting the L in LDOC since 2013
— Austin Louthan (@ALouthan15) April 27, 2017
How all my graduating friends feel about LDOC pic.twitter.com/cB5QGo6kb7
— Camden Willeford (@Brobi_1Kenobi) April 27, 2017
On The Rain: You might have already forgotten about it with the steamy weekend we experienced, but throwback to that time last week when we got three days of non-stop rain. I didn’t eat lunch for two days at work because I refused to go out and grab something in the monsoon. Here are the best tweets concerning the weather.
More underwater Greenway footage. This is Walnut Creek just north of 40, just east of S. Saunders. That Sky 5 overhead? pic.twitter.com/gRo6N3z0pB
— Hayes Permar (@DHPIV) April 25, 2017
A live look at us this Monday AM at work staring out the window at rain. pic.twitter.com/VlxaiYdBY0
— ReadThePoint.com (@ReadThePoint) April 24, 2017
All this rain is actually just my tears cuz it's about to be finals week
— Emma Farrell (@efarrell42) April 25, 2017
On The ESPN Layoffs: In case you missed it, ESPN decided to lay off roughly 100 employees last week, effective immediately. The network has seen its numbers drastically decrease over the past year, and had to compensate in some way as a result of contracts and “dynamic change.” It looks like the “Worldwide Leader in Sports” might have to find a new nickname.
After 14 wonderful years my time at espn is over. From Cold Pizza to First Take to SC I made more friends than I can name. Forever grateful! pic.twitter.com/WNkUGuXeVl
— Jay Crawford (@jaycrawfordespn) April 26, 2017
Landed in Madrid. Turned on phone 1st time all vacation. Got texts asking if job was safe. Found out it was not. Enjoyed my 4 years, ESPN.
— C.L. Brown (@clbrownespn) April 26, 2017
RE: ESPN. If your takeaway from today’s layoff news is “because they got liberal,” you’re telling on yourself.
— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) April 26, 2017
seriously…asking ppl "hey, did you get fired?" is only gonna get you cussed out. unfair question no matter who you ask. you'll find out.
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) April 26, 2017
— Fin (@charles_fin) April 26, 2017
Can we all agree now that espn definitely doesn't care about hockey? #ESPNLayoffs
— Connor Putman (@Citadel_Putt) April 26, 2017
Remember Scremin A Smith makes 3 million a year. #ESPNLayoffs
— Matthew Guilder (@Matt_Guilder) April 26, 2017
LOL Tweets of the Week:
Wow, Joel Berry was in the Draft about as long as the rest of the ACC was in the NCAA Tournament #zing
— Shawn Krest (@ShawnKrest) April 25, 2017
If you're gonna send me the same snap you put on your story…don't.
— Andrew Siler (@lil_siler012) April 29, 2017
If we start watching a Netflix series together you can't watch it when I'm not around. Those just the rules
— Carter Reynolds (@CarterReyReys) April 27, 2017