AUSTIN (KXAN) — April Fools’ Day is a dangerous time for guillible people and, quite frankly, journalists looking through social media. What’s real and what’s fake can be tough to decipher based off a quick video or a short amount of characters in a social post.
As for sports icons, teams and leagues, it’s another opportunity to engage with fans — or in Tom Brady’s case, join a new social media platform.
The six-time Super Bowl winning quarterback just casually threw out in to the universe that he’s retiring football (obviously, a joke) but the bigger announcement was that he sent the joke out as his debut on Twitter.
It’s been only a couple of hours and Brady’s already grabbed 162,000 followers.
Was this a bad joke?— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 1, 2019
The official account for US Open Tennis got every dog lover excited thinking about the possibilities of pups racing around the tennis court in the sport’s fourth major of the season.
Clearly, the U.S. Open will not be using dogs to fetch its tennis balls, but there’s a case to be made that adding dogs to the roster might just enhance the product.