Watched it happen too many times. When tu needs a call, they get it. Clearly a fumble. Call goes for tu.— Bill Byrne (@Bill_Byrne) October 4, 2013
I, for one, was happy to see Byrne call them "tu" instead of his "friends from the state capital" as he usually did in his Weekly Wednesday newsletters. Oh wait, his next tweet:
Wow, seems I must have irritated some of my friends from the state capital.— Bill Byrne (@Bill_Byrne) October 4, 2013
Here is a GIF of the play in question:
Even the player who caused the fumble got in on the Twitter action:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I had a dream last night, I made a game winning tackle and strip for a fumble. I scored we won. Then the thunder storm woke me up..</p>— Jeremiah George (@JGeorge52) <a href="https://twitter.com/JGeorge52/statuses/386166052222013441">October 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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The most interesting thing, of course, was the response to Byrne's tweet.
@Bill_Byrne and this is why you " retired " ( got shitcanned) , you are an embarrassment. A&M was horrible in every sport under your watch— Blake Rhodes (@brrhodes) October 4, 2013
I suppose "every sport" means football in this case.
@mtpadgett14 LOL conference smack. Aggy hasn't been relevant since 1939. & starting next yr you'll be back to sucking like u always have— Mark Arnold (@marnold2000) October 4, 2013
Strong words from a web designer. What's that? I'm a blogger? Well f me.
ESPN was quick to jump on Byrne for his tweet.
"@Bill_Byrne: Watched it happen too many times. When tu needs a call, they get it. Clearly a fumble. Call goes for tu." keep making excuses— Todd Wills (@wtwills09) October 4, 2013
Think he knows its UT? RT @Bill_Byrne: Watched it happen too many times. When tu needs a call they get it. Clearly a fumble.Call goes for tu— Jared Shanker (@JShankerESPN) October 4, 2013
And unabashed hater of all things A&M, Doug Gottlieb, chimed in:
.@Bill_Byrne tweeting last night exposing who Texas A&M really is…insecure little brother.— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) October 4, 2013
Instead @Bill_Byrne should have made a comment about how Texas "survived" Iowa State..Ags are terrific,take the high road— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) October 4, 2013