What Arkansas social media would have been saying if there had been no crash
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Lack of water as it pertains to the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Liberty Bowl became second page news just prior to halftime.
That's because a water outage only affected fans attending the game in Memphis against Kansas. However, a Twitter outage that started midway through the game around 6:13 p.m. affected an even larger section of the fanbase, and boy did they need it.
For better or worse, the Razorbacks are known for having fans with the strongest of emotional reactions with every ebb and flow of the game.
Outside of a lucky handful of people who still had spotty access on certain cell phone platforms, the outage reportedly reached across the entire world.
For most, there was no outlet during halftime to ask if anyone knew what happened to Raheim Sanders, complain about quarterback KJ Jefferson being thrown into the base of the stadium bleachers or to repeatedly vent about holding calls.
The amount of people who could argue over Quincy McAdoo crushing a Kansas receiver with a hard legal hit only to stand over him and taunt him before doing the go to sleep motion while significant injury still looked possible was dramatically less.
Fans couldn't chatter about Arkansas leaning too much on the run game when it built a huge lead in the second quarter or enthusiastically celebrating as the running game milked half of the third quarter while establishing physical dominance over Kansas.
The Arkansas faithful sat helpless, only able to explode on those in the room, the dog and the Christmas tree still lit in the the corner of the room while Kansas seized momentum, putting the game in question early in the fourth quarter.
As the lead slowly melted away, it became clear that Arkansas fans needed a social media hero.
For those of you who couldn't access Twitter, here is what most can agree would have been an accurate account of what would have been said.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! Landers was down! These refs just have it out for @arkrazorbacks! I saw someone post before the game that all the refs were from Kansas!!! #WPS #NotMyRef
STANDS??? THAT'S TOTAL GARBAGE! WORST OFFICIATING EVER!!! #WPS #ThisAintBasketball
The Hogs would have made that tackle if it wasn't for Kendal Briles. :( #WPS #IHateMomMobiles
2nd and 29. It was freaking 2nd and 29! #WPS #ThisSux
Have the arknsas razrbacks just quiet? Act like they never seen unside kick b4. #WPS #GonBAnothrLoss
I believe in you @arkrazorbacks! You can do this! NEVER YIELD! #WPS
Kansas touchdown and 2 pt conversion with 41 seconds left to tie it! Time to switch over to basketball. #WPS #Muss4President
IF THAT REF IS A MAN, HE WILL MEET ME OUT BEHIND THE CHIK-FIL-A ON GERMANTOWN! #WPS #OpenACan
Just gotta get it to the 45. Cam Little is good from at least 72 yards. That man has rockets strapped to his ankle. #WPS #FromDowntown
Overtime Sam Pittman??? You were up by 100!!! Not gonna miss the basketball game to watch you finish with a losing season. #WPS #BasketballSeason
Let's go Hogs! We believe in you! If you're there tonight please get loud. Our boys need your help. Razorback spirt! Woooo Pig Sooie!!! #WPS #IBelieveThatWeWillWin
Heard Rocket isn't actually hurt. My cousin has front row tickets and texted me that Rocket told an assistant he's entering the portal. #WPS
Could someone tell red Snuggie guy to stop standing in front of the camera? We can't see Kansas crush everyone's hearts! #WPS #ThatLosingFeeling
If Pittman pulls this out, he deserves another big raise and a lifetime contract! #WPS #MyOtherHusbandIsASam
You're in double overtime against a 6-6 Big 12 team @coachsampittman! This is embarassing! #WPS #SECSEC
KJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #WPS #Superman
Someone Get #13 a scholarship! Huge catch!!! #WPS #Walkons
REPLY: He is on scholarship you idiot! That's Jaedon Wilson. He's the freshman KJ was talking about.
FINALLY A HOLDING CALL!!! THEY BEEN DOING THAT ALL GAME REF! #WPS #RefAreBlind
Any ballers out there not gettin' seen, send me your tape!
TARGETING?!? He led with his shoulder! The guy was falling down and he had to stop him from getting in? So it's a penalty to play football? #WPS #Ridiculous
These refs are paid! WORST REFS EVER! #WPS
Does this mean Quincy McAdoo will miss part of the first game next season? #WPS #FreeQ
Put KJ Jefferson in at linebacker. We're almost out of players anyway and he could get the stop on this 2-point conversion. #WPS
Someone needs to boot Arky out of the @SEC. This is embarassing. #Mizzou #EliIsAGod
REPLY: Shut up Drink! Go find you a 2-star in the portal before we trade Misery for Oklahoma State.
Can't believe ESPN just showed the @RazorbackMBB score against @LSUBasketball! Curse you ESPN! #WPS #LeaveALittleMystery
REPLY: Yeah, but bet you didn't mind seeing that Missouri-Kentucky score.
Wooooooo Piiiiiiiigggggg! Liberty Bowl Champs!!!! Another trophy for the case! #WPS #TrophyKings
Pitman almost forgot to say the sponsor in his interview. #WPS
Now for some @RazorbackMBB to cleanse my soul. OMG! What are the Hogs wearing? #WPS #ItsRedAndWhite
Yes, being without Twitter was an inconvenience, but much like the lack of water in Memphis, Razorback fans will overcome.
If Twitter ever gets fully restored, then please follow us at @allhogswps and vent and celebrate to your heart's content.
If not, there's plenty of room for Arkansas Twitter in our comments section over on Facebook at @allhogs.
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