Darren Rovell, a well known ESPN business reporter who is rather easy to mock for his ridiculous Twitter polls, is a proud Northwestern grad. Like any important man, Rovell has a parody Twitter account (@notdrovell), who just happens to be an equally proud Penn State grad.
Unlike most celebrities, Rovell actually interacts with his parody account regularly, which can result in some hilarious dialogue. As you can imagine, the Northwestern vs. Penn State football game this past weekend brought the camaraderie to a new level, and the two accounts agreed to a bet: Loser of the game has to change their Twitter avatar for a week to something of the winner’s choosing.
As you know by now, Penn State came from behind and beat Northwestern in exciting fashion. For the entire week, @notdrovell has forced some hilarious avatars on @darrenrovell:
Lost bet to @notdrovell over Penn State-Northwestern game. Every day this week he will give me a new avatar. Tomorrow’s is now up.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) October 8, 2012
But today’s was the best of all:
Happy to have @notdrovell pick Penn State’s Thon as my avatar today. One of the best student run charitable efforts I’ve ever witnessed.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) October 11, 2012
Penn State beat Northwestern, Darren Rovell looks foolish, and 263,000 followers are exposed to THON for a day. All is right in the world.