(CBS) Perhaps no event is better made for Twitter than the Super Bowl, what with its world-wide renown for drawing eyeballs, hot takes galore and new commercials that create a shared viewing experience for all.
It also follows that when you have a great game that ends with a controversial and dumbfounding decision, the Internet will be at its finest. Such was the case after the Seahawks eschewed handing the ball to powerful running back Marshawn Lynch at the 1-yard line when trailing 28-24 in the final minute Sunday night, instead choosing to throw a slant pass into traffic.
The result was twofold: A) Russell Wilson’s pass being picked off by Malcolm Butler, and New England winning its fourth Super Bowl with the tandem of quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick and B) Funny Internet memes.
Lots and lots of funny Internet memes, wondering why Lynch didn’t get the ball.
Take a look at some of the best.
Pete Carroll's phone pic.twitter.com/DFT3uYMgsQ— Umang Dua (@umangdua) February 2, 2015
Pete Carroll Logic pic.twitter.com/mnUFa61WJj— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) February 2, 2015
Marshawn Lynch Be Like.. pic.twitter.com/mAqByBG1pO— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) February 2, 2015
UPDATED: Seahawks Bandwagon pic.twitter.com/XzDnmQmOOO— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) February 2, 2015