When I decoded Joey’s and Nick’s tweets regarding the Super Bowl, I asked you to get ready for more sport talk, hoping we were prepared to understand them. #mybad
You know what’s funny? “Translating” is how I started this blog; back in 2012, Twitter didn’t have the option to translate to another language, so I opened this blog in Spanish with that purpose: to translate NKOTB’s tweets. And now… Well, it seems I’m doing it again; this time though, from Macnglish to English.
4am. Monday morning. I sat down at my desk with my coffee, as I do everyday, to go through the New Kids On The Block social networks; but my twitter notifications were on… and I couldn’t help myself. So I took a peak, and I found this:
In response to a tweet from Joey with hashtags such us “flumbe-something” and “propbet-huh,” @rattailnkotb answered to him,
“This is like a foreign language to me Joey- I do not know what one single thing in this tweet means…”
And then @ju_apolonio replied to her,
“Nevermind. Laly probably is gonna “translate” it later when she publishes on @NKOTBTheBlog I can’t either understand a thing but love Joe anyway lol”
That made me laugh and spit out my coffee, so my cats took over…
Truth to be told, I cannot count the times I don’t reply to Joe because I’m like, “huh? There must be a typo in that tweet. Am I still human?” And “that” is one of the reasons why I write this blog 🥴
Ok, enough with the intro! Let’s get to it.
Something About a Plumber and a Probate Baby?
That’s what came to my mind first; “I shit you not.” Sunday night, watching the Super Bowl, Joey tweeted,
Somebody get me the odds on a #fumbleruskie #propbet I’m all over it! SBLV Go #TB12!!! #7 comin’ up!@JoeyMcIntyre, Feb 7, 2021
Basically, Joey wanted to know this: What were the chances of the quarterback doing a “trick play”? And it seems he was into betting that Tom Brady was going to do it.
A Fumblerooski is that; “a trick play;” I’m not going to bore you with this, so hit Fumblerooski on Wikipedia if you wanna learn what it is about. Then, “PropBet” comes from “Proposition Bet;” in gambling, wikipedia says, “is a bet made regarding the occurrence or non-occurrence during a game (usually a gambling game) of an event not directly affecting the game’s final outcome.”
Finally, “#7 comin’ up”? You know this! (we covered it in Lesson 1) Everybody was waiting for Tom Brady to win his seventh Super Bowl… which he did (so.. “yay?”)
Joey’s second tweet, mentioned a pass from Tom Brady to “Rob Gronkowski.” He said,
Brady to Gronk in the SuperBowl: Somewhere in the world all is well!!!@JoeyMcIntyre, Feb 07, 2021
Was that the trick play he was waiting for? Maybe… What’s truly important regarding this tweet, is the clip @MINAJWORK added in response 🥰:
“I Wanna Say Something But I Won’t?”
Back To Nick!
Finally, Joey replied (again) to Nick latest tweet:
Now, I believe I’m entitled to some cake… A cake emoji on the comments will do; I have a plugin installed on this blog that turns cake emojies into real cake (it comes out through the USB port; amazing)
… And…, I’m out!
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