Robert Griffin III is becoming the Magic Johnson of the NFL Twitter

Magic Johnson has long been one of the best and weirdest Twitter accounts in the NBA world. Magic offers his reflections on basketball, often with a bold approach to social media that can only be described as “imagine if your grandparents tweeted and didn’t know the internet existed.”

Sometimes it provides basic data about the games that anyone could look up.

Magic is also here if you can’t google Lakers game results.

He’ll even keep track of what’s happening in football and offer sizzling takes like “Justin Jefferson is good.”

I think Magic’s Twitter is delicious. I’ll be honest, I love it when someone from an older generation goes out of their way to use technology. My mum still lives in Australia so I try this every other week when we have a Zoom call and stare at the ceiling for 5 minutes at the start of each call because it’s not over yet. found out where the camera is on her phone.

Normally this type of behavior is relegated to 60-year-olds, like Magic or my mom, but there’s a new kid on the block looking to put on his old pants early and throw his hat in the ring. Robert Griffin III is taking on the Magic mantle when it comes to NFL-centric oldies, and he’s already a master of his craft.

RGIII was present for the horrible play by the Patriots on Sunday.

It uses tweet formats that haven’t been popular for YEARS.

There are subtitle contests.

Sometimes he takes a little break from sports to leave behind a motivational quote you’d find on a mug inside a Hallmark store.

There are also times when I’m not quite sure someone has a clue what they’re trying to say.

He’s not quite at Magic’s level yet, but we’re looking at a guy on that trajectory. I, for one, am here for it. Look, covering sports is about accepting your age and the slow march to death. Spend much of your professional life watching and covering athletes half your age dominate at the highest level. Accepting that the age disparity comes with the territory, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say it was daunting at times.

RGIII’s Twitter is a life-giving font. It is hope in the dark. Having a 32 year old tweet like a 65 year old makes everything feel a little better. So please keep being you RGIII be the best version of yourself who might be stuck inside a retiree.

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