Tom Brady’s fumble late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LII pretty much ended any hope that the New England Patriots would come out on top against the underdog Philadelphia Eagles.
Mere minutes after Brandon Graham forced said fumble, Philadelphia was out there celebrating its first ever Super Bowl title.
It’s something we don’t see every day. Brady coming up small on the game’s grandest of stages.
Here’s something else we don’t see every day. A Patriots fans will dole out $500 to erect a billboard of Brady’s now infamous fumble on Boston’s busiest highway near Gillette Stadium.
Here’s how it all started out.
My Coworker(Pats fan) says if I can get 4100 likes and 3300 RTs he’ll pay to put this on a Billboard here in New England!! He says the chances of getting that many are as good as us winning another SB!!! Eagles Nation, let’s hand New Engalnd another L and make this happen!! pic.twitter.com/qiTx529uHU
— Gina Lewis (@GinaMarie0125) June 23, 2018
This tweet from Eagles fan, Gina Lewis, went viral within a few hours. And as of Wednesday afternoon, she had collected 8,300 retweets and 13,900 likes. Needless to say, this put her co-worker in a position to have to follow through on the bet.
“Part of me is now thinking that it was unfair, because he’s not on Twitter,” Lewis said, via Delaware Online. Certainly, he doesn’t have a grasp of how quickly a tweet can go viral online. The odds were stacked against this Patriots fan in a big way.
Not that Lewis plans to let him off the hook.
Update! Got an estimate of $500 to place it on a Digital Billboard on Boston’s busiest highway so it’s seen by traffic traveling East & West! Sadly, it’s only for 24 hours! But I want it digital so it can be seen on both sides! So their home/less time or here/more time? 🤔 https://t.co/gl7IJFYYbL
— Gina Lewis (@GinaMarie0125) June 25, 2018
In a story that represents 2018 to a T, we’re now going to witness a digital billboard near the Patriots’ home stadium depicting one of the most disastrous plays in franchise history…paid for by a Patriots fan.