Skip to main content

Thad Matta Has No Idea How The Internet, Social Media Works

Thad Matta went viral in September. Thad Matta doesn't know what viral is, though.

Mark Titus, a former Ohio State walk-on who now writes for The Ringer, has a story on his former college coach, Thad Matta.

The full story is worth a read and can be found here.

The best part of the story? Matta's explanation of this photo, which was retweeted more than 1,000 times:

From The Ringer:

“I’ll be honest with you,” Matta says. “I don’t understand that world. When they took the picture, they said, ‘Can we post this?’ I don’t even know what ‘post this’ means. I don’t understand. They’re saying this had so many hits, and I’m like, ‘Explain to me what a hit is.’ I don’t understand. Someone texted me, ‘You’ve now got street cred,’ and I’m like, ‘What is street cred? Who do I have street cred with?’ I had no idea. As soon as it came out, [former Ohio State All-American] D’Angelo [Russell] was texting me and he’s busting my balls. So someone says D’Angelo has 500,000 followers and I’m like, ‘What is a follower?’ So they’re explaining that if he sends that out then 500,000 people see that because they’re linked to him and I’m like, ‘What the fuck is going on here?’”

Quotes don't get much better than that.

[The Ringer]