Just something I thought was awesome for reals …
Hello. I’m Ted Fox, the proprietor of this website, and I’m coming to you in this Family Guy-inspired cutaway to introduce today’s Internet Win.
Now if you’re an avid follower of this ongoing competition with no discernible purpose (hey, it works for Around the Horn, sorta), you know that I typically present the winning item first followed by my expert commentary. Today, though, I feel the need to set it up, as what you’re about to witness truly is a Twitter conversation for the ages, carried on between one Superman TD Jesus (@GreatShaneND) and his Old Testament foil, First Down Moses (@FirstDownMoses).
These two literal works of art are the predominant features of the south and west sides, respectively, of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library. But more importantly, today they engaged in a pop culture showdown of … say it with me … biblical proportions. For that reason, they will split today’s Internet Win point evenly between them.
Before you get started, I offer these final two notes:
1) The tweet from The Subway Domer (@TheSubwayDomer) that started all this is about the Manti Te’o story, but if you’re suffering from as much fatigue from that as I am, rest assured, the ensuing conversation has very little to nothing to do with it.
2) The formatting is a little janky because I couldn’t figure out how to embed individual tweets without including what they were a response to, meaning each one would have shown up twice. Also, although I can’t claim to have gotten every reference here (there are a LOT), I did highlight my favorite tweet from each.
3) I’d really like to think Jesus and Moses are doing something like this right now.
As you’ll see at the end, victory was conceded by one of the participants. However, I invite you to argue for or against that decision via the comments.
And now, without further adieu, I present to you: Superman TD Jesus vs. First Down Moses.