The results of Sunday’s championship games put NFL fans that don’t pledge allegiance to the New England Patriots or Philadelphia Eagles into a tough position: root for the Pats, who seem to have seven extra teammates in black and white on the field at all times, or pull for the Eagles, whose fans are so unruly and obnoxious that their city almost doesn’t deserve joy?
Some NFL fans who are also hobby meteorologists are pulling for a third outcome: that Asteroid 2002 AJ129, a 0.7-mile-wide rock on a path to narrowly avoid Earth on February 4, the day of the Super Bowl, crashes into the planet instead to squash both teams’ Super Bowl hopes.
Rather watch a Patriots Super Bowl win or be hit by an asteroid? That’s a difficult decision. https://t.co/p5XOW5IYSN
— Roger Simmons (@RogerSimmons) January 22, 2018
On Super Bowl Sunday, I’m rooting for an asteroid. https://t.co/8BEZODTXr8
— Fritz Hahn (@fritzhahn) January 22, 2018
— Virginia Montanez (@JanePitt) January 22, 2018
I am so torn. I don’t know whether to root for the Eagles, the Patriots, or a giant asteroid to take us all out.
— Bethany Ruhe (@BethanyRuhe) January 22, 2018
I’m rooting for the Asteroid on Super Bowl Sunday. https://t.co/fr8v6Tc3k0
— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) January 22, 2018
There’s actually an asteroid that’s set to “narrowly miss Earth” the night of the Super Bowl. I think I know what I’m actually rooting for that night.
— MDPunk (@atom_punk) January 22, 2018
Welp, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’ll be rooting for an asteroid to hit Minneapolis for the Eagles/Patriots game. #WorstSuperBowlEver
— Dave (@IronFury51488) January 22, 2018
Eagles v Patriots?
— Free Mike Lange (@FreeMikeLange) January 22, 2018
NASA, who’s fairly confident the rock won’t hit our planet, an incident that would spark an ice-age apocalypse, doesn’t yet have designs to destroy or deflect an asteroid.
Let’s hope Harry S. Stamper and his band of ornery oil drillers aren’t Eagles or Patriots fans.