This past Sunday the Twitterverse was all, well, atwitter about the NFL Conference Championship games: Jets at Colts at 3pm EST for the AFC title and Vikings at Saints at 6:30pm EST for the NFC title. The stakes were high as the winner of each matchup would earn a ticket to the Super Bowl on February 7. You probably couldn’t get a tweet in edgewise without hearing about Brett Favre or those other guys who were playing. Perhaps you were part of the tweetathon. Perhaps you ignored Twitter altogether and just watched the game. Or perhaps you were one of the few who had to leave the room because the intensity was going to cause the windows to implode.
In any case, that’s where I come in. Inspired by Amanda Rykoff‘s “Tale of the Tweets” feature on her blog The OCD Chick, where she captures her own Twitter stream during games, I decided to do a tweet-by-tweet recap of The Best of Sunday’s NFL Conference Championships – at least from myself (@dwag29) and those I follow. Tweets ramped up as the day went on, so I apologize for not capturing as much of the Jets-Colts game. Saints fans: Enjoy! Vikings fans: Beware.
amandarykoff You don’t often see Braylon with YAC. Since it requires making the catch
dwag29 Halftime beer run. Must stock up so I have enough to get through the “He Who Shall Not Be Named” Bowl.
goldengirlsfans That f-ing kicker Feeley! Trade him. We should be up by 3 right now!!
Adambuckled Something tells me I’m not psychic.
amandarykoff Congrats Jets on a great playoff run. Now if you’ll excuse me, “WHO DAT!!!!!!”
NDEddieMac Sweet, kids in Africa can enjoy a new set of footballs along w/ their NYJ AFC Champion shirts
Post-AFC game analysis and pre-NFC game previews:
Aisle424 Let’s face it, we’ll need to wear earplugs for the next two weeks, but Favre Vs. Manning would be a great Super Bowl matchup
illini3sc Running theme of playoffs – missed field goals. Feely makes all three it’s a one score game.
kerrence our father who art in NOLA, Breesus be thy name, please kicketh the shit out of Favre’s Wranglers. Amen
BillPlaschke How many people in this country even know the name of the Colts head coach? Of those who do, who can pick him out of a crowd?
meadonmanhattan #Favre on smacking fellow players’ butts: “You don’t want to cup it. You want to…smack.”
anamariecox Brett Favre just explained on teevee how to properly slap ass: “Ya can’t cup it.” I am going to start watching football more closely.harrislacewell I can’t breathe.
marlaerwin Dude — I can sing the national anthem better than this AI guy. EAR PAIN.
BluntChick Just because I’m a Bears fan, I’m not going to be hating on Brett Favre, because I love the NFL. I respect all these guys too much to hate..
martisnow Favre on the ground, Favre on the ground, looking like a victory with Favre on the ground…
martisnow Helmet turned sideways, turf in his mouth, looking like a victory with Favre on the ground!
aleagueofherown Failing to allow #Favre to be awesome on national television? #FLAG
dbsalk Still waiting to see a football player NOT celebrate a touchdown and just act like it’s part of his job.
adecker31 So far, a) the crowd is awesome b) the 1985 Bears would be winning 34-0 c) the defenses are OVERMATCHED d) the game is awesome!
BillPlaschke This is one of those games where you don’t want to miss even one play…if I was home, I’d tivo every second I’m away from screen
SandraBernhard pam oliver is the bomb she is cool calm and laser focused, love the crown tattoo on her finger as well, she should call the whole game.
MOgulnick NOOOOOOOOOOO WAYYYY!!~! THIS GAME IS KILLING ME!!!
raczilla Adrian Peterson fumbled the football. So unlike him…
carr2n A turnover in turnovers at Bar None. Vikes fans go from ecstatic to incredulous in span of a minute.
harrislacewell It’s halftime. We’re all tied up. Saints are gonna own second half. I respect Favre but THIS is OUR YEAR! Move aside here come the Saints.
BluntChick Pierre Thomas touchdown Saints! And I think its over, I have a feeling Favre is toast and the Saints are going to run away with the game now
marlaerwin RT@EricStangel: George H W Bush at game. W was supposed to go, but it always takes him a few days to get to New Orleans.
keithlawI read Favre’s lips while he was on the ground there: “Why isn’t camera #7 on me right now?”
BluntChick Favre Picked off and he’s down again.. Favre is done.. This is the most dramatic football game I have ever seen in my life!!
Alyssa_Milano Watching football with my daddy and my brother. Go Saints!
ndtex Ok Saints, you know what you have to do: sweep the leg. Cobra Kai Dojo this shit.
keithlaw Favre hurts his head. Trainer checks on him, asks, “Are you retired?” Favre: “I don’t know.” Trainer, to coach: “He’s good!”
BluntChick My mom walks in the door as I’m screaming at the TV, she must think that I’m REALLY INSANE now, instead of the KIND OF insane it was before!
dwag29 Fummmmmmbbbbblllle!!!! FINALLY Saints recover one!
herloyalsons This quarter, the Vikings will play with a ball’o'butter!
BluntChick Vikings are killing themselves with Fumbles,Saints are killing themselves with Penalties..And theyre both killing me with unbelievable drama
Aisle424 You know what I just realized? There has not been a single missed FG in this game. Mostly because no one has attempted one.
amandarykoff Or his late father! RT @calibadger: Dear joe buck..please watch/listen to a dodger broadcast with vin scully some time. Take notes. #nfl
herlihy Last time I experienced this much fumbling in one place was me working a bra clasp, circa 1989.
danshanoff ohmygodohmygod couldn’t have drawn it up better.
melisgreenhawt Vintage Brett Favre
yggiz I am to old for this. Oh my
desipiodotcom So the Vikings have had 6 fumbles, two INTs, terrible coaching and horrible decision making and the Saints still haven’t won?
Thankphil This is like that bloody Northwestern, Auburn bowl game. Last mistake loses!
kerrence What, no FAVRECAM?’
JacquelinePurdy The correct spelling of Brett Favre’s name is No. 3 with the misspelling still holding at No. 2
harrislacewell Who dat!!!!!!
unmarketing Congrats New Orleans. Your city deserves a break. See you in the Superbowl. Love, Canada
MattRod I’m officially in line for a ticket for a seat on the Saints bandwagon
lazerow Let the Favre retirement speculation begin.
amandarykoff I am so happy right now I actually think I might cry. God I love New Orleans.
harrislacewell I’m adopting a kid just so I can name it Garrett.
amandarykoff True story: my first football game ever was LA Rams vs. New Orleans Saints. Dad took me b/c nobody wanted to see the Saints.
cubsjunkie Twitter exploded. Haha
harrislacewell I wish Twitter had audio. Y’all gotta hear the noise in NOLA right now.
MattRod I just looked up “schadenfreude” in the dictionary and saw a photo of Brett Favre.
MarleeMatlin Rooting for New Orleans, the town that rose up out of the horror of Katrina. New Orleans is BACK! Congrats on your first NFC Championship!
Believe it or not, I actually didn’t capture all of @amandarykoff‘s tweets from the day here. So now you can just mosey yourself over to her NFL Championship Sunday Tale of the Tweets to read her entire stream of consciousness throughout the day. Guaranteed hilarity. Thanks for the inspiration, and pingback, OCD Chick.