If you contain it correctly, Twitter can be a wonderful tool for debate, conversation and oftentimes sarcastic comedy. But jump into a TweetDeck, search a sporting events official #hashtag and you dive into a rabbit hole without a ladder back up. It's quite the fickle beast.
On Wednesday night, after Peter Jok lit up Florida State -- locking up the 8-6 win over that eastern coastal conference -- I saw this tweet come across my screen:
So while I vehemently shook my head, I decided to type "Big Ten/ACC Challenge" into the Twitter search bar to see what other gems I could find -- and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. ACC melt downs, national Big Ten hate, Bucky fans rooting for Jarrod Uthoff and one timely pop culture reference... it's all there.
Here are the best of the best responses from another wonderful challenge win -- with a little commentary:
#Hawkeyes trailing FSU 17-8 in Big Ten/ACC Challenge. It's youth vs experience, and youth is winning.— Keith Murphy (@MurphyKeith) December 3, 2015
Not so fast...
/shoving my pencil in your face
Regardless of this challenge ACC > Big Ten— AE: Tasheen Keith (@PoeticSage) December 3, 2015
I'll let BTPowerhouse's Editor-in-Chief take this one:
Big Ten Wins 2015 Big Ten-ACC Challenge. -Ranked Teams - ACC 6, B1G 3 -Teams Receiving Votes - ACC 8, B1G 5 Wins > Rankings.— Thomas Beindit (@tbeindit) December 3, 2015
Big Ten Achievements This Year: -Most teams in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. -Most teams in the 2015 Final Four. -Won 2015 B1G/ACC Challenge.— Thomas Beindit (@tbeindit) December 3, 2015
Big Ten-ACC Challenge Stats: -7 years without a Big Ten loss. -5 challenge wins for the Big Ten. -Big Ten has 48-38 record since 2009.— Thomas Beindit (@tbeindit) December 3, 2015
Has the Big Ten ever won the Big Ten/ACC Challenge?— Ben Gaines (@benjamingaines) December 3, 2015
Keep up, Ben.
I just can't wrap my head around why the ACC just simply can't win the ACC/Big Ten Challenge...........ever— Tim Livingood (@TKLivingood22) December 3, 2015
It's been eight years friend, it shouldn't be this difficult. I know the overwhelming hatred the nation has for the Big Ten is overwhelming outside of the heartland, but come on now. You act like we're the Pac 12.
When in doubt, blame Obama.
Yo, ESPN, let us live
Don't look for a headline on ESPN that the "underdog" B1G won the Big Ten/ACC Challenge again this year. You won't find it.— Tommy Brennan (@TommyBrennan70) December 3, 2015
Flash to Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg yelling about how Duke would beat every team in the Big Ten right now, so the challenge is really just a stupid gimmick.
@SportsCenter in other news the Big Ten wins another Big Ten/ACC Challenge. But who cares right— Houston Kruse (@houstonkruse) December 3, 2015
Hoo, Hoo, Hoo-boy
Meanwhile, let's check in on Indiana ... pic.twitter.com/ryPYWnQPgW— Thomas Beindit (@tbeindit) December 3, 2015
Instead of #Pacquiaoing should it be #CREANING?
IU is simply the worst representation of Big Ten basketball right now and it's sad.— Sudhin Krishnan (@soodz1985) December 3, 2015
It really is... that offense... the talent...Yogi... boy was I wrong about these guys.
UNC held it down in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge though We want the best, not Indiana— OGSidBrown (@DaV3TSBrown) December 3, 2015
Woah, shots fired.
What we learned this week: — IU’s broken — The ACC’s not the best league — Games on campus are AWESOME And more: https://t.co/fsGXEMMJzJ— Sporting News NCAAB (@sn_ncaab) December 3, 2015
MAKE IT STOP!
Basically @BadgerMBB just put the Big Ten on its back and took home the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.— Spencer Hamilton (@SDHamilton6) December 3, 2015
BIG TEN/ACC CHALLENGE LOSS WAS 1) SYRACUSE'S FAULT 2) A RESULT OF THE B1G WINNING ALL THE SCRAP GAMES 3) SYRACUSE'S FAULT— PITT BSKTBL SHOUTING (@N_THEYSTAYTHERE) December 3, 2015
So much bitter.
Only the Big Ten/ACC Challenge can get me to pull for Uthoff to make clutch free throws. #Badgers— Scott Tappa (@scotttappa) December 3, 2015
Best of the night
Big Ten/ACC Challenge and chill— Angelica the Great (@_anhelica) December 3, 2015
Winner, winner chicken dinner.