Taking things way too seriously is an American pastime.
How else to explain why millions of us are spending billions to hoard food, ammo and survivalist gear?
People love taking sports too seriously too.
The Alabama-Auburn game ended disastrously for the Crimson Tide Saturday when Auburn returned a missed field goal for a touchdown with no time left on the clock.
It was an amazing play and an exciting game that featured four botched field goals by Alabama, who had been ranked No. 1 before the “Iron Bowl” began.
It’s fair to say Alabama kicker Cade Foster didn’t have an amazing game. The usually surefooted player missed three field goals and, with the score tied at 28, was pulled in favor of freshman kicker Adam Griffith when Alabama tried for a game-winning 57-yard field goal with the final play.
Even though Foster wasn’t responsible for the kick that backfired, he is the one that got death threats.
“I’m coming for you you gonna die tonight,” tweeted @Hov_Sean.
“Cade Foster I’m gonna kill you and your family just FYI,” wrote @saraculvs.
Less homicidal fans just asked Foster to kill himself or prayed his girlfriend would cheat on him with his best friend.
The nicest folks suggested he stay away from Tuscaloosa and take online classes.
Foster reacted like most of us would — he temporarily changed his twitter name to “aaa” and his picture to a black square.
Eventually, the Crimson Tide of public sentiment turned.
One of the latest tweets aimed @Foster_43 said “still love you Cade. Thanks for the national championships and countless wins.”
So there’s still hope for humanity. Or maybe I’m taking Twitter death threats too seriously?
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