Overheard on Twitter: Sam Ficken Had a Bad Day
There are a lot of dumb people in the world, and a lot of these dumb people have Twitter accounts.
Twitter is good for a lot of things. I consume most of my news through Twitter, as it’s the most instantaneous route to accessing breaking news. With that said, Twitter is an open forum for anyone to spat whatever the hell comes to mind (in 140 characters or less, of course).
On Saturday afternoon, the Penn State football team lost on the road to Virginia 17-16 in a game that they dominated both offensively and defensively. On special teams, however, the Nittany Lions struggled mightily. Sophomore kicker Sam Ficken missed four field goals — one from just 20 yards and another with a chance to win the game as time expired — and had an extra point blocked.
Some people took to their Twitter accounts to express their– to put it lightly– displeasure with Ficken’s performance. Some actually mentioned Ficken (@sficken1) directly in their tweet. Others did not.
Below are some real gems from the dark depths of the twitterverse.
This fine fella, a Bloomsburg freshman (go Huskies!), offered these words of encouragement to Ficken.
— Tom Albrekta (@chriszenier) September 8, 2012
Here, our friend Steve offers a more gentle approach!
This genius demands answers! He’s going to take Ficken’s scholarship himself, or something. Godspeed, Cream Corn.
Our pal Chris (who appears to be in the US Air Force) looks to get the noble #fuckficken hashtag going.
— Chris Lewis (@LeWdaChRiS) September 8, 2012
Please Rachel! Get Grandma Rothstein to the September 19 walk-on tryouts!
— Rachel Rothstein (@raro4) September 8, 2012
Here, young Nate seems to take an interest in the size of Ficken’s genitalia.
Sam ficken. Go kill yourself. You have a better chance finding your small ass dick that making a field goal #fuckyou
— Nate Morelli (@CellyMorelli) September 8, 2012
The next few speak for themselves.
sam ficken should really kill himself, thats fucking pathetic. you have a fucking scholarship to kick FGs and you cant make any, fuck you
— Thomas Dougherty (@TwittelyTom) September 8, 2012
Sam Ficken should never show his face again. Please die. We all hate you. You have nothing left
— Taylor Zeitz (@TZboy22) September 8, 2012
Sam “fucken” ficken can blow dick. You are some shit. Go die somewhere.
— Zach (@Zach_Attack7) September 8, 2012
The tweets weren’t all bad. In fact, there are several hundred supportive and positive tweets directed at Ficken over the last few days from Penn State fans. In the end, there are always some out there that really know how to keep things in a proper perspective. For example, our buddy Chase Hughey had this gem to offer:
Sam Ficken goes to school for free and will fuck a blacked out 18 year old in her dorm tonight. He don’t give a fuck about any of y’all.
— Chase Hughey (@swaggerjack) September 8, 2012
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thanks, Chase!
So yeah, you probably shouldn’t tell a 19 year old kid to kill himself on Twitter or you might end up looking like a dumbass in an Onward State post.
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Shoutout to Ticketmaster, for making what was already a stressful, frustrating, and anxiety-riddled process four times as long and ten times as confusing.
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