It’s a strange thing, Twitter. Imagine 20 years ago trying to explain the concept of one day in the future “tweeting” at a famous sports star, and should they answer you, there’s a chance your high-school teacher might let you out of that pesky upcoming final exam.
Yet here we are.
So some kid in Iowa by the name of Peyton Meyer decided to tweet at Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to see if the QB could help get them out of their sports lit final — so many questions, but let’s unpack this as best we can.
— Peyton Meyer (@peytonmeyer22) May 19, 2017
The teacher, Laura Roberts, likes Rodgers, which we can understand. He’s great at football and a handsome man, to boot. Clearly, if she’s teaching a sports lit class, she surely knows all about the guy. Heck, look at the picture — she has a projector and slides of him at the ready, apparently.
And while we’re at it, can we talk about this curriculum? Speaking of things we didn’t have 20 or more years ago, where were all the sports lit classes when I grew up? Yeah, I had to learn the old-fashioned way: by reading Sports Illustrated and the Sunday edition of the Boston Globe.
So I’ll be darned, Rodgers wrote back.
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) May 19, 2017
First of all, can’t you just hear Rodgers actually saying these words? Like, sure, class, whatever you need … and boom, tweet button pushed. A few harmless words and the final is canceled. What a time to be alive.
This sort of thing has happened before, in fact with Kobe Bryant doing it just the other day. Perhaps it’s a thing now. (Luckily for teachers, classes in many schools are finished by now.) We might be a tiny bit ambivalent about the whole getting-out-of-finals thing, and maybe there was a student or two who needed the final to raise their grade, that whole fallacy of a concept. But yeah, chances are if this was me at their age, I’d be celebrating by becoming an even bigger Rodgers fan than Ms./Mrs. Roberts.
Certainly, she knows Rodgers’ nickname, “The People’s Champion.” Here’s betting the next picture we see of this class, they’ll all be collectively doing The Belt.
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