Megan Pettine Tweet And Why People Need To Grow UpBy: Toni Matthews-El - January 25, 2014
Within a household, it’s not all that unusual that a parent and child support different NFL football teams, and sometimes snarky things are said. That’s just within a household. On Twitter, it gets a bit more hilarious and yes, it’s fun to troll one’s parents.
The case of Megan Pettine is nothing like that, which makes the overblown reaction to a simple tweet that much more embarrassing for all the adults involved.
Pettine’s since deleted tweet to a friend said, “the interview went well and he’s going back for a second! It’s the browns.. but hey still pretty cool.”
First and foremost, Megan Pettine was not interviewing for the Brown’s job. Her father was. It’s not a requirement for her to give a damn outside of the fact that her father has employment and that means food on the table. If he does a wonderful job and the Browns have a hype-worthy season, maybe it may inspire her (and millions of other NFL fans who think the Browns are crap) to see the team in a more pleasant light.
Secondly: “She was mortified. [She] called me hysterically crying one day after it happened.”
Why should she be mortified? If she was allegedly a fan of his former team, the Baltimore Ravens, the Cleveland Browns will seem like a logical step down. Both in terms of quality and color scheme.
What’s even more mortifying? That a bunch of grown men would feel the need to shame a teenage girl to tears over an opinion that is none of their business and has no reflection on her father’s own opinion and the professionalism he’d bring to the job.
And lastly…We’re talking about the Cleveland Browns. Pettine didn’t say that she hated the Browns. She didn’t say they were terrible and that they’d always be terrible. But plenty of people have inferred worse about Browns and thus far have been proven RIGHT. So then, are we really going to place the onus of optimism on Megan Pettine, and expect her to talk up a team that has not proven itself worthy of being talked up?
So many people need to get over themselves. If Mike Pettine’s biggest challenge is getting Cleveland to accept him or the team to get behind him over a stupid tweet, it’s safe to say the Browns have bigger problems and will remain a laughing stock of a team.
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