Just something I thought was awesome for reals …
Unlike my usual format, I feel compelled to explain today’s win and divvy up the points before actually presenting it. And this explanation involves the awarding of an unprecedented three Internet Win points—the standard, as you may know, is one, with an occasional two—in one day.
The first point goes to an intrepid storyteller, Michael Felder (@InTheBleachers), who writes about college football for Bleacher Report. Michael live-tweeted an odyssey unlike any other, one that is ongoing, as he discovered the phone he lost had likely come into the possession of a hooker named Gina (whom, to be clear, he has NOT met).
Now in the course of this tale, he did give an impassioned defense of said phone being a Blackberry, an interlude you’ll see noted in the Storify summary of his tweets linked below. Like apparently many others, I found this a little puzzling in 2013 and may have subtweeted him in the process.
Nevertheless, I hope we can let bygones be bygones and that this humble recognition of his mastery of Twitter today will serve as an olive branch.
The second Internet Win point goes to my old friend Brent (@bhaydon5), who wisely nominated Michael’s full body of work for today’s win (and now has 2.5 points all-time himself).
While I quickly agreed with Brent that this was a most worthy win, the sheer mechanics of trying to get Michael’s many tweets on my site intimidated me, apparently because I didn’t understand what you can do with a little site called Storify.
Thankfully, Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) of SB Nation—himself now a two-time winner of the Internet—did and compiled 95 of Michael’s tweets into the handy format below. For allowing me to recognize Michael’s hall of fame Twitter day and for introducing me to the power of this helpful tool, I am grateful.
But enough with the pregame; it’s time for the main event, which Brian titled “Detective Felder: A Crime Novel In Tweets.” I also like Michael’s working title: GINAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Well done, gents.