Aaron Moorehead and Laremy Tunsil: Football fandom in the age of online spectacle

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The sports world was treated to a meltdown in real time Wednesday night, a toxic brew of schadenfreude and absurdity that’s also an apparent first for college football. Pull up a seat – they’re all front row in this digital arena – as a man becomes undone. 

This is the ballad of Aaron Moorehead, who never should have tweeted at all. His folly is just the latest example of football’s most absurd spectacles being further twisted by social media drama. 

Moorehead, who won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts, is now the wide receivers coach at Texas A&M. The Aggies had secured a verbal commitment from Tate Martell, one of the top high school quarterback prospects in America. But Martell announced late Wednesday night that he was re-opening his recruitment and intended to pick a new school for his college football career.  Read more…

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