Penn State Football Fixes Viral Super Bowl Tweet: 'No Magnifying Glass Needed'

Blake SchusterSenior Analyst IIFebruary 5, 2021

A Penn State Nittany Lion logo decorates a wall in the end zone of an NCAA college football game between Penn State and Iowa in State College, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)
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Penn State's social media team has revised a widely mocked graphic meant to highlight the program's NFL alumni.

Penn State Football @PennStateFball

No magnifying glass needed for this one... 😂 https://t.co/vtp6zDIjEa

On Thursday, the Nittany Lions account tweeted a graphic that stated, "A Penn Stater has appeared in every Super Bowl." However, the fine print clarified that a Penn State alum has appeared in all but five Super Bowls since 1967.

On Friday, the program gave its graphics department another chance, and it sent out a corrected image and mocked its initial phrasing.

The original graphic became a college sports meme as schools like UMBC and Ole Miss poked fun at PSU's claim.

Ole Miss Football @OleMissFB

Hold my solo cup. https://t.co/qSJM5XXMlg https://t.co/PKGg6LyoSz

UMBC Athletics @UMBCAthletics

Once again, we’re making history https://t.co/yZkfayzznt

Credit to Penn State, however: The team left up the original post, which is sure to be retweeted for years to come.


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