By this point in Tommy Rees’ career, Notre Dame fans know exactly what they are going to get from him. He runs a fairly decent offense and wins most of his games, but in the biggest games each season he has a bad habit of turning the ball over. Tonight against Stanford, Rees threw for two touchdowns but also had two interceptions — meaning he has thrown multiple interceptions in all four of Notre Dame’s losses this season. The second pick essentially sealed the win for Stanford:
As if Tommy didn’t feel bad enough for throwing the interception, “fans” on Twitter were apparently compelled to tell him awful he should feel. This isn’t the first time that this problem has surfaced for Rees, but it appears to be getting worse as his Notre Dame career comes to a close (we’ve only included tweets without horribly foul language or serious slurs, and they are still terrible):
@t_rees11 you are a disgrace and should be ashamed! Loser !
— Jbrosif! (@JFire5118) December 1, 2013
Best part about this game is one more game until @t_rees11 is flipping burgers
— Bradley D. Briner © (@TheBDB) December 1, 2013
If @t_rees11 quit playing football for Notre Dame that’d be great.
— Bret Pallotto (@Bret_Pallotto) December 1, 2013
— James Murphy (@JMurph3130) December 1, 2013
@t_rees11 I HATE YOU!!! 🙁 you lost us the game!
— COLEslaw (@Bamrick23) December 1, 2013
— Faith Kazmierczak (@Faith_Kaz29) December 1, 2013
— Mike Sloan (@MikeSloan01) December 1, 2013
@t_rees11 thanks a lot buddy great job tonight asshole hope your proud for loosing the game I guess that’s all your good for you scrub
— matt jones (@mattyjones33) December 1, 2013
@t_rees11 You could literally not be any worse. My hatred for you runs deep.
— Andrew Gerz (@TH1RTE3NS) December 1, 2013
Ok @t_rees11 be a good team mate and bench yourself. YOURE AWFUL!
— Matthew Handyside (@MHandyside) December 1, 2013
@t_rees11 you are the worst QB in college football
— mike (@mikemccann84) December 1, 2013
— Brian Georgetti (@MinookaSpike) December 1, 2013
Thank god you’re done this year. Maybe you’ll look back at all the films and realize what a dumbass you are. @t_rees11
— Bailey Reed ♰ (@_baileyreed3_) December 1, 2013
@t_rees11 watching you play football makes me want to drink hard liquor
— Brian Butler (@bbutler8210) December 1, 2013
Honestly, Tommy should probably get rid of his Twitter, at least for the rest of the season. No college football player should have to endure this type of harassment for trying their best, but it’s apparent that “fans” can’t help themselves from being awful human beings after losses. At the end of the day, football is just a game.