The Backstreet Boys can make thousands of fans swoon with just a single, cliché lyric, but can they influence an NFL free agent to sign with a particular team? The answer is most definitely not, but that's not stopping one of them from trying to regardless.
Nick Carter, who forms one-fifth of what's regarded as the most popular boy band in history, tweeted at DeSean Jackson Wednesday night in an attempt to recruit the receiver to Tampa Bay. And while doing so, he also threw in a few insults about the Redskins.
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Here are just some of the flaws that lie within Carter's social media pitch:
- What exactly constitutes the Buccaneers as a real
teamTEAM? Sure, people don't confuse the Redskins with the Patriots, but then again, it's not like anyone's following the Bucs blueprint for success these days, either.
- Carter also implies that Jackson wasn't beloved in his three years in D.C. Really? Would a player who wasn't respected or appreciated be able to give his coach a purple nurple and not be immediately released after doing so?
- And finally, Carter had the audacity to add a #greatestfans hashtag when talking about Buccaneers supporters. Even after selling millions upon millions upon millions of records, actually sending a tweet saying the Bucs have the greatest fans will go down as the most remarkable thing Carter has ever done.
A lot of things will factor into Jackson's free agency decision. A tweet from Nick Carter will not be one of them.