I’m not sure if watched the Super Bowl last week, where the New England Patriots made a historic come back to win. My post isn’t about the game itself, but it does play a part.
Making bets is a popular topic when it comes to sports, especially the Super Bowl. Sometimes, those come back to bite you if have a large Twitter following, like Secret Flying. When you back pedal after losing, people don’t like that even more!
The Secret of Back Pedaling
The Tweet that started it all
Now, when this tweet was made the Falcons were winning big time. No team in history had ever come back from more than 10 points, so I’m sure who ever made this tweet felt pretty comfortable. Especially, since the Falcons were winning by 25 points.
If I have learned anything, you NEVER count out Tom Brady. Well, as you (hopefully) saw, the Patriots eventually won in overtime.
Once this happened people wanted to cash in the wager Secret Flying had made. But, when you have 57,000 followers, this could be VERY expensive.
The Back Pedal Begins
Now, I’m sure as the 4th quarter went on, Secret Flying started to think, “What did I do?”
As far as the excuse? I think it was pretty weak. The first tweet clearly said, “If the Patriots win,” and I’m sure they thought they were safe.
To say we were talking about regulation? That is different that saying if a team wins. Needless to say, the people commenting were not very happy. Some (many?) started to threaten lawsuits.
Now I am not a lawyer and I am not sure if they are obligated to pay for anything as they aren’t a ticketing site. They also made sure to tell their followers this:
I don’t expect Secret Flying to pay for every followers flights. Although, I would be happy to take 2 tickets to Toyko 🙂
I’m pretty confident on 2 things:
- Secret Flying will not be making any more tweets of this nature
- Secret Flying will not bet against Tom Brady anytime soon 😉
I don’t think anyone can expect Secret Flying to actually pay up on their wager. It was a pretty ridiculous tweet to begin with as the game wasn’t finished. In the future, I think Secret Flying will sit on the bench when it comes to tweeting during the games.
I put this in the area of boneheaded tweets without thinking if the ramifications. Also, if you didn’t realize it, you shouldn’t count out Tom Brady.
On a bright note, think of all the points they would have if they paid with their Chase Sapphire Reserve, or American Express Platinum 😛