Conference Championship Weekend came with plenty of drama. Let's be honest — if you'd watched any NFL action this year, you could have predicted some of that drama would come from officiating. We probably guessed there'd be some drama involving Bengals DB Eli Apple and his propensity for talking sh*t.
What I wouldn't have suspected was drama initiated by the Empire State Building.
Yep, you read that correctly. The Empire State Building is out here causing drama on social media. It all started with this simple tweet.
At face value, you might scroll right past it. My entire timeline is filled with these kinds of tweets, after all. Take a minute and think about where the Empire State Building is, though.
It's in New York — as in, New York City — the very city that is home to the Giants, AKA the Eagles' NFC East Rival. (OK, technically the Giants are located in Rutherford, New Jersey, but that conversation is for another day).
The city of New York has many flaws. It's very, very expensive to live in. There's very little space to live. Loyalty is not in shortage, however. New Yorkers LOVE New York. That love often encompasses their (often bad) sports teams.
So what are New Yorkers supposed to do when suddenly the very building that represents all their city stands for (...at least to tourists) suddenly supports the enemy?
New Yorkers need answers.
To be fair, I am like 99% sure this Twitter thread is full of satire. But still, New York was enraged. Thankfully, the Empire State building countered by then lighting the building in red and yellow in support of Kansas City, perhaps to calm the concerns of enraged New Yorkers.
Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy had thoughts about it, and the Empire State Building clapped back.
I guess now I have a new favorite building? 🤷🏼♀️