Huge congratulations to the future Mr. and Mrs. Craft! pic.twitter.com/7MkmzvYE4s— Craft's Roomies (@CRAFTroomies) September 9, 2013
Oh, the emojis.
The news of Ohio State star guard Aaron Craft's engagement to reported longtime sweetheart Amber Petersen (she's studying medical dietetics) has been public for a few days now. My bud Rob Dauster over at NBCSports.com documented some early reaction from disappointed women upon hearing the news. It was good, but barely scratched the surface.
Below, a sampling -- sampling; I've plucked maybe 5 percent of the Twitter meltdown that's ensued, and still ongoing -- from Craft's engagement. Really funny stuff, some of it self-aware, some of it frighteningly earnest. Meet Aaron Craft, college basketball's mainstream heartthrob, now off the market.
@CRAFTroomies PLEASE TELL AARON CRAFT THERE'S NO ICE CREAM LEFT ON CAMPUS BECAUSE 30000 GIRLS ARE EATING THEIR FEELINGS. THANKS A LOT JERK!— Dan Chapman (@HeresDChapstick) September 9, 2013
Aaron Craft is engaged. I guess that only leaves me two options in this world. Gallons of ice cream and many many cats.— Lexi Surratt (@LexiSurratt) September 11, 2013
That storm was the culmination of every girls' tears after finding out Aaron Craft got engaged— Billy Gianakopoulos (@BillyGII) September 11, 2013
Well, my life is over. Aaron Craft is engaged. I can't handle this.— Megan Nemecek (@megnem15) September 11, 2013
Aaron Craft is engaged?? That's it. I give up.— Sarah Elizabeth (@SarahAllaire) September 10, 2013
Basketball tickets sold out in three minutes... but I mean Aaron Craft is engaged now anyway so what's the point.— Sophia Gabrielle (@sophia_mullins) September 11, 2013
Now no reason to use mike to go to Ohio.. Arron craft is engaged and I am depressed— Ariel Morrison (@arielmorrison) September 11, 2013
My neighbor just called and told me "it must be a sad few days for you... Aaron craft got engaged" like I didn't already know that..— Lauren Faherty (@laurenfaherty7) September 11, 2013
Is anyone else still upset that Aaron Craft is engaged or is that just me— Jessica Sparks (@jesssparks20) September 12, 2013
Aaron craft is engaged. A tragic day for high school girls in central ohio.— Jake Mogan (@JakeMogan) September 12, 2013
My dad called and left a voicemail just to tell me that Aaron Craft is engaged. Thanks, dad. #dreamcrusher— Amber Bryant (@aambrossia) September 11, 2013
Just passed Aaron Craft at the exact same spot I did last week except this time I was glaring at him through my sunglasses— Molly Manning (@MJayne514) September 9, 2013
Whoever got engaged to Aaron Craft is the luckiest woman ever.— Bailey (@bailey028) September 11, 2013
Aaron craft is engaged. My life is over. I'm going to go die now.— Leah Berning (@leah_berning1) September 11, 2013
Aaron craft got engaged....what— Olivia Whaley (@whaleyolivia) September 12, 2013
Arron Craft is engaged ...— RΔΠDI (@randigoney) September 12, 2013
Aaron Craft is engaged?! This CANNOT be happening! #heartbroken— Emmy Pierce (@eg_pierce) September 12, 2013
You know it's sad when one of your old teachers tells you that Aaron Craft is engaged because he knows how much you like him. #Iknewalready— Allison Marie (@MissMarie_) September 12, 2013
Aaron Craft got engaged. I feel like I'm way to upset over this.— andrea bush (@BushAndrea) September 11, 2013
The fact that Aaron Craft is engaged.— Abby Fox (@AbbyFox66) September 12, 2013
Aaron craft is engaged.. I'm life is over pic.twitter.com/Jfvhf3QX0z— Aleece Lukacsko (@aleecee10) September 11, 2013
Literally in IST class crying because Aaron craft is engaged— Jenna Petrucci (@hi_im_asiann) September 10, 2013
Welp Aaron Craft is engaged. If anyone needs me I'll be crying for the rest of my life.— Jess Krantz (@jesskrantz22) September 10, 2013
that awkward moment when Aaron Craft gets engaged and there's no ring on my finger...— Rayann Treganza (@rayanntreganza) September 9, 2013
that moment when you find out that not only is aaron craft engaged, but he wears cargo shorts too.— Kate Vesprani (@kvesprani) September 9, 2013
Mentioned to someone today in class that Aaron craft was engaged and realized that I go to art school in NYC and no one cares... At all.— sarah haege. (@sarahhaege) September 9, 2013
How can Aaron craft be engaged when clearly he loves me..? pic.twitter.com/hCBdI4RXDj— Jen Slogar (@jennnns_) September 9, 2013
Aaron Craft engaged? ? Where's my fruit roll ups? Nearest shoe store? :'(— Missy (@3fixedhearts) September 10, 2013
Half of Ohio is crying because Aaron Craft got engaged.— Sammiraaa (@amiraayus) September 10, 2013
The fact that Aaron craft is engaged just makes my life 10x worse.— Lauren (@Lauren_Bankey) September 10, 2013
The fact that Aaron Craft is engaged just shatters my heart..But I know it's just temporary because he hasn't met me yet #StayingPositive— (@IGoetzWhatIWant) September 11, 2013
AARON CRAFT IS ENGAGED MY LIFE IS RUINED— Cassidy Havens (@cassidy_havens) September 10, 2013
Aaron Craft is engaged ... This is bullshit— Erica (@errccaa) September 12, 2013
AARON CRAFT IS ENGAGED this is not okay...— ashley marie (@ashhbarron) September 11, 2013
First Aaron Craft gets engaged and now Nick Jonas has a girlfriend #WorstWeekEver— Abby (@abbyy1744) September 11, 2013
It's awkward that Aaron Craft is engaged because he bumped into me at the RPAC freshman year and I thought we've been dating ever since...— Maddie Slutsky (@madslut_) September 10, 2013
“@IxnayOnTheMK: This is the story of a girl who cried a river because Aaron Craft is engaged.” WHAT NO— LBG (@leahh_bethh) September 10, 2013
This one slayed me.
And two others of note from the male side.
#gratzbro is a new one. Finally:
— Aaron Craft is engaged.... well ladies.... Looks like you'll have to settle for Barnthouse. Matt Barnthouse (@MattBarnthouse) September 12, 2013
Go get 'em, Barnthouse.