If you have a cell phone, then you probably already know that the best thing about owning it is that you can text random emojis to people.
For instance, I send an emoji of a bath tub to my brother at least nine times per day, although I don’t actually think he’s get them anymore because I’m pretty sure he blocked my number. Anyway, that’s neither here nor there.
The reason I started that rant is because we have now reached the next great era of emojis: NFL TWITTER EMOJIS.
The league and the social media site unveiled 32 emojis on Wednesday that any Twitter user can take advantage of. All you have to do is type the appropriate hashtag you see below, and then that team’s logo will show up in your tweet.
If you’re not on Twitter, then this entire story probably makes no sense, and I’m sorry that you read this far.
If you are on Twitter, then some of this might still not make sense to you. For example, I have no idea why the Bears‘ emoji hashtag is #FeedDaBears. I’ve literally never heard a Bears fan use that phrase once.
Did Twitter actually consult anyone before coming with that? I have no idea, but my guess is no. I would’ve just gone with #DaBears.
Anyway, the Bears don’t seem to really care that their hashtag is lame because they’re already using it.
The most embarrassing thing about the Bears’ emoji is that they’re stuck in the division with the team that has the best emoji: The Vikings.
You can’t really top #Skol with a Viking hat. If you have no idea what Skol means, it’s part of the Vikings’ fight song. You can hear it below, but if you do press play, don’t blame me if it gets stuck in your head for the rest of time.
As for other emojis, some teams — like the Broncos, Patriots and Cowboys — didn’t even try with their hashtag. Those weren’t the worst though; that honor goes to the Chargers, because not only did they put zero thought into their hashtag, but their lightning bolt looks like it was stolen straight off someone’s drunken, homemade Halloween costume of “The Flash.”
It looks nothing like the Chargers logo.
Anyway, if you want to see all the emojis in video form, you can see that below. Also, you better get used to these emojis, because you’ll be seeing a lot of them this season. Twitter will be live streaming a total of 10 Thursday night games this season.
Source: CBS Sports / LOOK: Every NFL team now has its own fancy Twitter emoji