Maybe you were enjoying a nice relaxing Tuesday evening after the Memorial Day Weekend, but that night, Twitter exploded over this Ringer story about Philadelphia Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo.
The piece alleges that Colangelo used burner Twitter accounts to blast Sixers players, disclose injury information and reveal Philly’s intention to trade for the No. 1 pick last summer. It’s a wild story and worth a read, but it got me thinking “What if Jim Boeheim had a burner account?” What would the head coach of the Syracuse Orange use it to tweet about?
We all assume that Jim Boeheim isn’t the person running his Twitter because it’s full of promotional tweets like this one
Great being part of the pre-game show at the AlamoDome tonight on @TBSNetwork . Got the chance to thank Charles for helping us in this year's #MarchMadness2018 by picking against @Cuse_MBB— Jim Boeheim (@therealboeheim) April 2, 2018
each step of the way. pic.twitter.com/x1U52toicY
Now what if all the “I don’t even email” claims are just a cover to the fact that Jim’s a lot better than Colangelo or Kevin Durant at keeping his online activity on the down-low. Do you think he’s out here live-tweeting Cornell MBB or JD Girl’s BB games from the account? Is he using it to complain about Frank Howard’s decision-making on alley-oops?
If we had the resources to launch an investigation, we’d surely want to focus on accounts that respond often to Doug Gottlieb or Joe Lunardi.
@GottliebShow and they just keep winning, it must hurt lil Dougy— Whizanator (@bangarang89) March 26, 2016
The data might point to those accounts asking Donna Ditota about Boeheim’s record against opposing coaches and it would probably be a good idea to see who is shit-talking Carolina media members for takes like this
Oh yeah there was this too. I’d simply point out they’re not in the Big East anymore and their results in the ACC Tournament reflect that fact. https://t.co/gJhUN3hru2— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) March 8, 2018
But what if the same guy who’s been using a 2-3 zone defense to confuse Hall of Fame coaches in the NCAA Tournament is simply using an account that’s set up to be a parody to bash those who dare insult him? No one would believe it was actually Boeheim using such an obvious account which is so deviously brilliant...
I'm saddened by your face, son. https://t.co/AomJm5ruWT— Fake Jim Boeheim (@NotJimmyBoeheim) March 19, 2017
Need more evidence, well wouldn’t this be the ideal way to declare your local media crush without getting in trouble with the Mrs.? “Honey, why would I make an account called Fake Jim Boeheim. That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard”
I'm free for an interview if you're free..... https://t.co/0bkW39w9Ul— Fake Jim Boeheim (@NotJimmyBoeheim) March 11, 2018
Creating an account called Fake Jim Boeheim is actually genius when you think about, but do you wonder where Jim could have gotten the idea to use a burner....