The Houston Texans were thoroughly embarrassed on Thursday night, losing 27-0 to a Patriots team starting a third-string, rookie fourth-round pick at quarterback. It was their first loss of the season, and they were pretty confident after winning their first two. Sure, the Patriots are a different animal from the Chiefs and Bears, the thinking went, but they could beat Jacoby Brissett, right? Or at least put up a couple points? That’s what the Texans’ social media team was thinking anyway, so they released a Twitter poll as the game began.
So that’s a bad look. But, you know, Twitter only allows up to four choices in its poll feature. Maybe if there was a fifth, Houston would have added, “Or maybe they won’t score at all, what do we know?” It would have read as incredibly cynical and sarcastic, but hey — it’s harder to get made fun of that way, and plenty of Texans fans would definitely have voted for it.
Unsurprisingly, when the game ended without the Texans putting up a single, solitary point, the team deleted the tweet. Of course, nothing’s truly deleted on the internet, but we appreciate Houston giving us the courtesy of sheepishly fading back into the bushes like Homer Simpson.