Cowboys Fan Learns The Obvious Lesson Of Why You Don’t Get A ‘Super Bowl Champions’ Tattoo Mid-Playoffs
Predictably, sports fans on social media had no sympathy for his brazen act.
Supporting your team is good. Having faith that they’ll win is normal. Getting a tattoo boasting a Super Bowl victory prior to your team’s first playoff game is...ill-advised.
If you’re looking for documentation supporting this claim, look no further than the Twitter feed of Cowboys fan Jordan Garnett. Impressed by a stellar regular season and lights-out rookie performances by Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, Garnett saw a Super Bowl victory as not just a possibility, but a foregone conclusion.
So he went ahead and got a Cowboys Super Bowl championship tattoo on his shoulder, despite the fact the team hadn’t even played its first of three games to earn that title.
Here’s the majestic, poorly-planned tweet:
@nfl Hey Dallas Cowboys! Now it's official. Don't let me down. SUPER BOWL 51 CHAMPIONS!!! Tattooed on 12/6/16. I'm… https://t.co/NLUaurhSWl— Jordan Garnett (@Jordan Garnett) 1481062827.0
In case you didn’t watch the game, don’t follow sports, or couldn’t intuit from the headline, the Cowboys did NOT win their first playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. They came close but “close” doesn’t get a tattoo, now does it?
Fortunately, sports fans on social media, helpful souls that they are, helped Jordan repurpose his tattoo into something else.
*Fixed* RT @jordangarnett: @nfl Hey Dallas Cowboys! Now it's official. Don't let me down. SUPER BOWL 51 CHAMPIONS!!… https://t.co/E3fZp8zqeD— BK (@BK) 1481066829.0
@jordangarnett here's another cover-up idea just in case.... https://t.co/kWGOQN0z90— BK (@BK) 1481082271.0
Then they get sort of...conceptual:
@jordangarnett @NFL https://t.co/7yEnMnJPyA— Shaun (@Shaun) 1481079000.0
@jordangarnett @NFL https://t.co/jAKB5jGqjS— saki ❾ (@saki ❾) 1484531165.0
Given that the Dallas Cowboys are the most widely-reviled team in the league, some offered suggestions that didn’t just address the tattoo.
@Sirmoreno97 @jordangarnett @NFL I don't know why someone would get one after a Super Bowl. It's dumb after. Before? Please never breed.— Mark Peterson (@Mark Peterson) 1481125079.0
As one tweet points out, Jordan can hold out hope that he can slide a “I” into the Roman numeral without too much disruption to the original piece.
Better luck next year, sir. Enjoy the rest of the playoffs.
@G792Mike @Sportsgirl24242 @jordangarnett @FreddyJ_23 @NFL I can't imagine what his Tramp stamp looks like 😂😂😂 https://t.co/PwYFkarIiO— Ryan T (@Ryan T) 1484537867.0