Nov 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley (2) throws a pass against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Eagles defeated the Raiders 49-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Barkley responds to Twitter troll comparing him to 50 Cent throwing awful first pitch


Social media can be a beautiful and horrendous thing all at the same time. This possibly is an example of both.

So rapper 50 Cent was throwing out the first pitch at the New York Mets game and did a pretty horrendous job. It might have been that chain swinging around his nect that distracted him, but he was no where close to the strike zone.

So one UCLA Bruins fan/anonymous Twitter account tweeted it saying it reminded him of former USC Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley trying to throw a football. Give him some props for at least “at-ing” Barkley and not subtweeting.

Barkley wasn’t having any of it though and responded to the tweet with a YouTube video of highlights from the 2011 game between the two teams.

The Bruins account kept coming at Barkley, posting a video of him being sacked by Anthony Barr, a hit that resulted in an injury. Which was a pretty classless move on their part.

Nevertheless I wonder why athletes keep needing to respond and get in a word in, just block them and move on. At some point Barkley did block the account.

[h/t] USA Today’s For The Win

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  • http://www.cricejr.com cricejr

    “Nevertheless I wonder why athletes keep needing to respond and get in a word in, just block them and move on.”

    Because if Barkley and other athletes didn’t respond, what would you possible be writing about? Actual news? That’s hilarious. This article wouldn’t even exist so it seems to be a ridiculous question.

  • Reddz Foxx

    UCLA_Nation must still be mad from that scolding USC gave them. At least next time UCLA should “try” to score.