If there’s a lesson to be learned from this tweet courtesy of Penn State Football’s official Twitter account—and I’m not saying there is—the takeaway should be to always read the fine print.
We all know Penn State is one of the most storied programs in college football, churning out future NFL products on an annual basis. Recent alums include former Rookie of the Year Saquon Barkley, perennial 1,000-yard receiver Allen Robinson, Chris Godwin (set to play his first Super Bowl Sunday night) of the Buccaneers and Eagles workhorse Miles Sanders.
PSU flexed (one might even call it a "humblebrag") on social media Thursday night, reminding its 402,000 followers that a former Penn State player has made the Super Bowl every year since 1967 … with five exceptions. You may have to strain your eyes to see it, but the disclaimer is there, albeit in impossibly small, ant-sized font.
The laughably misleading graphic instantly became a meme with Penn State’s Twitter gaffe inspiring countless photo-shops, each one funnier than the last.
To Penn State’s credit, the Big Ten powerhouse will be well-represented in Super Bowl LV with three Nittany Lions—the aforementioned Godwin, center A.Q. Shipley and fellow O lineman Stephen Wisniewski—suiting up for Sunday’s finale. LSU leads all colleges with six players (Leonard Fournette, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyrann Mathieu, Kevin Minter, Devin White and Darrel Williams) appearing in this year’s game. Clemson, Iowa and Michigan boast the next-most with four players each.