When ESPN dipped its toe into the frothy waters of Sharknado-mania by suggesting a name change for the San José Sharks, little did the network know the team’s reply would have teeth. Apparently the Sharks are more than just a snappy name; it turns out they play hockey too, not that you’d know from watching ESPN.
Hey @espn, thoughts on showing more hockey highlights?
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 12, 2013
— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) July 12, 2013
— Jayson Hajdu (@UNDSID) July 12, 2013
— #SJSharkie (@sjsharkie) July 12, 2013
— BK Chambers (@imavip) July 12, 2013
The Sharks must have hit a nerve — the response was quickly retweeted more than 12,000 times.
@David_Strehle In 1 tweet, the Sharks captured the thoughts and feelings of hockey fans towards ESPN these last 6 or 7 years
— Mike Onorato (@YankeeClipper09) July 12, 2013