The Florida State Seminoles successfully captivated the college football world on Monday, though not for a particularly flattering reason. The FSU football Twitter account sent out a rather perplexing graphic to kick off the week, and it left plenty of people just utterly confused.
Here's the tweet in question ...
That very crappy graphic leads us all to believe that FSU starts its football season in 154 days, which is wildly incorrect ... obviously. Once you get past seeing it as 154, you're led to wonder whether it's some sort of math equation. But that doesn't exactly check out, either.
So, Florida State's first game is August 31st. I don't get this graphic...— Jeff D NOT @ SDCC (@JeffDLowe) July 29, 2019
Let's break this down:
54 days = 9/21
14 days = 8/12
154 days = 12/30
19 (15+4) = 8/17
60 (15x4) = 9/27
24 (his left hand) = 8/22
29 (both hands) = 8/27
Someone help. https://t.co/fbsdVZiOzO
In all likelihood, the graphic is simply pointing at the start of Seminoles training camp, which kicks off in four days -- hence the gigantic four displayed. But the inclusion of the player wearing No. 15 without any explanation directly next to that four makes the graphic incredibly confusing and ineffective.
For proof of that, all you need to do is check FSU's mentions.
Even if a Gator fan hacked into this account to make us look stupid it wouldn’t be this bad.— Patrick Horn (@fsupatrick) July 29, 2019
154 days huh? Going right to 2020? Prob good idea— JP (@Jdp227) July 29, 2019
This literally makes no sense at all. Please delete this. It's physically hurting my brain.— S. Alexandre (@SethOliveras) July 29, 2019
So, yeah, just a tremendously bad job by FSU's social media department at executing a very simple task. If your social media person can't put together a basic graphic without breaking everyone's brain, do you really have a social media person or do you just have a person with social media?
However, it's worth noting that this isn't even Florida State's worst graphic posted this year. That honor certainly has to go to their recruiting page's MLK Day post showing Martin Luther King wearing a receiver glove while doing the tomahawk chop.
At least they set the bar extremely low for themselves.