In case you missed the news, and I'm not entirely sure how you did considering the attention I've given it, Art Briles now has an official twitter account: @CoachArtBriles. There have been several hilarious fake iterations purporting to be Briles in the past, but this one is real and endorsed by the Baylor Athletic department. My hope for this account was that it would raise Briles' online profile (I'm serious) and bring attention to the Baylor Football team in the twitter world. I was not ready for what actually happened.
Here's his first tweet, as innocuous an entrance as they come:
The new stadium is starting to rise up out of the ground and spring practice starts this Friday. Baylor Bears are ready to roll!— Coach Art Briles (@CoachArtBriles) February 25, 2013
Yay! Briles is on twitter! The birds are chirping, it's getting warmer, Spring is almost here! Now the second tweet:
The Bears finished up winter conditioning with a big dance off this morning to the stanky leg!!— Coach Art Briles (@CoachArtBriles) February 26, 2013
This was the first indication we had, although we didn't know it at the time, that we were in for something grand here. But the follow-up was disarming, to say the least:
Looking forward to Terrance Williams being next up in a long line of 1st round draft picks. Will make it 6 first-rounders in 5 years— Coach Art Briles (@CoachArtBriles) February 26, 2013
He gives a little love to his star offensive player, perhaps making a statement at the same time to a few offensive recruits, and all is right with the world. Then this happened:
Baylor boyz fixin to be turnt up for spring ball on Friday!☝— Coach Art Briles (@CoachArtBriles) February 27, 2013
This is either beautiful or terrifying to you, there is no in-between. And it officially marks the beginning of an entirely new ballgame. If Art Briles really took out his Blackberry and tweeted this, it might be a top-5 moment in my entire life. If someone else did it, kudos to the Powers That Be who gave them the opportunity.
The first two days of Art Briles on Twitter has set the bar extremely high. S*** just got real.