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The Fictional ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ Was The Perfect Target For Sports Twitter


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Misinformation goblin Kellyanne Conway on Thursday justified Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims entering the United States by referencing the Bowling Green Massacre, a thing that never happened.

Much like a hanging curveball to Mike Trout, Twitter spent the rest of the day and following morning knocking Bowling Green Massacre jokes out of the park. The biggest victim here is Bowling Green University, which had to absorb joke after joke about its sports teams. Totally worth it, I say.

Here’s a great one that has been making the rounds since Thursday night. It’s really wonderful. It frames “massacre” as a 67-point loss as opposed to mass murder. This guy is great.

And here’s the same joke made 11 hours later using a different way of presenting the material. They almost definitely thought of it on their own.

But Bowling Green has been massacred many other times and people were all over it.

Bomani Jones went with the 31-point loss to Northern Illinois, which isn’t quite the same as a 67-point massacre, but it’s clever because he went back to 2011, the year of the fictional massacre Conway mentioned.

The poor BGSU football team.

Virginia Tech joined the fun, although their social media manager shied away from using the phrase “Bowling Green Massacre,” which is not a real thing so it’s OK. Don’t you want to show up in searches?

Then there was the time the Western Kentucky mascot ate a cheerleader. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

But all it did was lead to putting the mascot in charge of protecting Americans.

(Note: WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. If you’re like me, you spent part of your morning wondering why the mascot was being used in Bowling Green jokes, and that’s why. Live and learn.)

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