Syracuse HC Scott Shafer sends a tweet, and the Internet lights on fire
For those recruiting in other parts of the country and aren't aware, a winter storm unleashed its relentless fury on the city of Atlanta last night, enveloping the city in a sheet of ice overnight. The entire city shut down, cars were abandoned and highways were clogged.
Down in the shivering southern city on a recruiting trip, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer for some reason thought it'd be a good idea to have some fun with it.
Southerners, frosty from a day and night stuck in their houses, did not see the humor. We'll start with Twitter's mayor of Atlanta, Spencer Hall:
Then, everybody else jumped on the pile:
One major difference between Syracuse and Atlanta is that Atlanta's snow will melt before May. I'd take the gridlock.— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) January 29, 2014
Fixed. Softnosed southerners from FSU, Clemson and Georgia Tech beat Syracuse by a combined 164-17 in 2013. pic.twitter.com/CnRHUmjETb— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) January 29, 2014
Soft-nosed. Literally. pic.twitter.com/9rgIvuETOq— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) January 29, 2014
Actually, we ran out of salt overnight. RT @JFowlerCBS Based on responses to Scott Shafer's tweet, the South is awfully salty today.— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) January 29, 2014
A PS to Shafer tough-guy tweet: His account has a pic from an Atlanta WaHo stamped 14 hours ago. So he's recruiting softnoses? I'm confused.— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) January 29, 2014
Finally, Syracuse blog @NunesMagician jumped in to offer his head coach some cover.
Coach Shafer, please locate the nearest SU Alumni safehouse and stay there until we're able to send in Boeheim to troll everyone.— Sean Keeley (@NunesMagician) January 29, 2014
On the plus side, perhaps all the steam blowing off the Southerners' collective heads will melt all the ice and end the madness. After all, Shafer's got some Atlanta recruiting to do.