The internet will check you… Every… Single… Time. Evan Hill, a Seattle Seahawks fan and blogger for @HawkBlogger had a rollercoaster ride of emotions on Sunday and found out the hard way. Seattle’s first rounder Rashaad Penny was well on his way to joining a long list of running backs drafted in the 1st round who just couldn’t hack it in the NFL. Instead he joins another list of running backs who made their fans put their word to the test and nuts on the table. After running 42 times for 146 yards in his first eight games Penny was really given a chance to prove himself after it was announced Chris Carson would not be playing.
Care to guess what happens next?
Penny ripped off 56 yards on his first two carries.
As Penny picked up steam in the game so did Evan’s proclamation:
Penny would run 12 times for 108 yards and his first TD of the season. Now he will live forever immortalized on Evan’s chest. Yikes. Oh forgot to mention to make it worse, the Seahawks still lost the game to the Rams 36-31.
A sneak peak:
I can sympathize with Evan here as I too made what I thought at the time was an unattainable challenge out to the twitterverse. I woke up for the first NFL Sunday morning this season, quite hungover, saw folks giving the chosen one, our Pittsburgh savior, James Conner a hard time over his unique shag hairstyle. I told myself I wouldn’t allow this blasphemy to continue and I would stand with James. If he rushed for 100 yards and 2 TD’s against the Cleveland Browns (America’s new sweetheart at the time) that I would indeed cut my voluptuous mane to match his. Didn’t think much of it, but the internet did. They RT’d that thing into the ground and weren’t going to let me off the hook.
135 yards and 2 TD’s later I was left with this…
But it’s just hair, its grown back… mostly. Evan has unfortunately launched himself into a whole different stratosphere with a face tattoo on his chest. I hope he goes through with it though, so we’re not forced to label him a low life scumbag who isn’t worth his salt and can never be trusted because a man who goes back on his word is a coward and a liar and a cheat and you get it. Give the people what they want Evan! Rashaad showed up for you, time to show up for him!