Saturday, April 12, 2014
Bo Pelini blows up Twitter with cat entrance
By Brett Edgerton
Parody accounts on Twitter are hit or miss. Some are funny. Some are not.
The account Fake Bo Pelini (@FauxPelini) is funny -- and a huge hit, based on its 85,000 followers.
You know who agrees? Apparently none other than Bo Pelini. As he and his Nebraska team entered the Memorial Stadium tunnel for Saturday afternoon's spring game, the head coach was carrying a cat.
Why is this funny? Check out the profile pic for @FauxPelini, who minutes later was willing to concede that the real Pelini had won the Internet on Saturday.
Oh, and it gets better. Check out the video of the whole scene, as the real Pelini lifts up the cat in front of thousands of roaring Huskers fans, as if she was Simba being lifted up to the masses in "The Lion King."
Cue up the "Circle of Life," folks. We've officially come full circle in the Twitter parody of Nebraska coach Bo Pelini.