Why do organizations continue to do these twitter Q&A’s? Remember the NYPD one a few weeks back? They are instantly hijacked by highly entertaining tweets that are usually inappropriate and flat out mean. The NFL thought it would be a good idea to allow fans to ask Commissioner Roger Goodell some questions.
All hell broke loose and if Goodell doesn’t fell like garbage after today then he never will. You can bet the NFL will never had another Twitter Q&A. Here are a few of the best ones:
#AskCommish Can we get maybe another 2-3 weeks before the draft??? My home war room isn’t ready yet.
— CMCC (@RunCMCC) May 6, 2014
As if the Draft wasn’t already long enough. Surely Goodell has thought about pushing the draft back even further.
Do you agree or disagree with the Rooney Rule? #AskCommish
— Falating Woods (@Falawoods) May 6, 2014
At a time where racism is the hottest topic in the country this tweet hits right at the NFL.
How do u deal w/ employees whining about health issues when u r the best thing to happen to them? Asking for the coal industry. #AskCommish
— Michael Curry (@mcurryfelidae07) May 6, 2014
The NFL has taken a lot of guff over their concussion policy and settlement, if there is anyone to ask how to screw over employees there is no better company than the NFL.
For the love of all that is holy and good, can you use your power to get Chris Berman the fuck off TV? #AskCommish
— Mark (@markwalkerisme) May 6, 2014
This is one that needs to happen immediately, fire Berman. And Joe Buck. And Thom Brennaman. And Troy Aikman. And Phil Simms. And Mike Tirico. And make sure Ron Jaworski is never on TV again. Thanks.
— Glenn Mitchell (@gmitch9) May 6, 2014
Spot on observation here.
Roger Goodell made $40M last year, I’m going on a limb to say he gave zero f’s how the #AskCommish hashtag went.
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsRadio) May 6, 2014
Of course he didn’t Peter. Matter of fact I don’t like Peter now, why are you verified? No one knows you.
Do you think concussions cause short-term memory loss? Do you think concussions cause short-term memory loss? #AskCommish
— Dexter’s Library (@Dexters_Library) May 6, 2014
Best tweet of the day hands down. Best tweet of the day hands down. Hey, best tweet of the day hands down. You get it.
Your concussion settlement pays $765mil to 20,000 players over 65 years. You make $44mil in one year. Are you the worst person? #AskCommish
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) May 6, 2014
SportsPickle had a ton of great ones, check them out on Twitter.
Commissioner Goodell, do you believe you have the authority to act against racism in the NFL like Mr. Silver did in the NBA? #AskCommish
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) May 6, 2014
Stupid Harry Reid had to make it about racism as well. Focus on hookers and meth in your own state.
Why doesn’t the NFL donate ALL of the proceeds made from breast cancer awareness month instead of pocketing it? #AskCommish
— Steve Benko (@SteveBenko) May 6, 2014
Steve addresses something that needs to be addressed by the NFL. This is repulsive.
#AskCommish Rank your bad ideas 1-5: 18 game season More London games Team in London Expanded playoffs Thursday Night Football GO!
— Jerry Thornton (@jerrythornton1) May 6, 2014
— neil mccauley (@the_blueprint) May 6, 2014
That’s a Jameis Winston jab for those of you keeping score at home.
Why do you hate fun? #AskCommish
— Desus (@desusnice) May 6, 2014
#AskCommish Do you think Joe Flacco is an elite quarterback?
— ParadigmShift35 (@NAWTADIGM) May 6, 2014
Do you think Andy Dalton is an elite quarterback.
How much would you have fined each clippers player for turning their practice jerseys inside out to protest sterling? #askcommish
— That Enrico Palazzo (@Enrico_Palazzo_) May 6, 2014
— Zach Fernandez (@ZFernandez13) May 4, 2014
There you have it. Any organization/company thinking about doing a Twitter Q&A be smart. If people hate you and you know, Mark Emmert I’m looking at you, don’t do something like this.