The Buffalo Bills found themselves in a 14–0 hole against the Cincinnati Bengals after the first quarter. But as stunned as fans were by the Bills’ slow start, they may have been more stunned by Robert Griffin III’s excuse for them.
RGIII on Twitter insinuated that the Bills may have a hard time locating the Bengals because they are wearing white jerseys in the snow. Griffin wrote, “The Bengals’ white jerseys are getting on the field because of the snow.”
Griffin’s tweet is going viral with over 4,500 likes and several hundred retweets in 40 minutes. But while some people found it funny, the comments suggest fans think he’s serious.
Those NFL fans who think he’s serious are comparing that tweet to the way NBA legend Magic Johnson often does it.
Assuming that RGIII was serious, there are a lot of things wrong with his assessment. For one, if the Bills are having trouble locating the Bengals, the Bengals will have the same problem.
For two, the conditions at Highmark Stadium are not so bad as to make it difficult to see anything on the field. At least not now.
This was not one of RGIII’s more intelligent tweets and the wider world is sure to make him work for it.
Hopefully he was really just joking and not being serious.