Thursday evening, I noted that it felt like I had watched the first round of the NFL draft with a bunch of Redskins, since they were all tweeting their instant reaction. Sunday night was sort of the same thing, except D.C. athletes were writing about the death of Osama Bin Laden instead of the drafting of Ryan Kerrigan.
(Also: see video of Phillies fans chanting USA.)
But again, in case you weren’t obsessively following Twitter, here’s a taste.
Charlie Davies:Wait.... What!!!? Bin Laden dead??? How!?
Andre Carter: Is it for real? Bin laden is dead?
Vonnie Holliday: Bin Laden dead?!?
Andy Najar: Es verdad se murio bin laden?
Brian Orakpo: Osama Bin Laden is dead! Great moment for America love our troops!
Phillip Daniels: What a great day in the history of the USA? Osama Bin Laden is Dead!!!! Now it’s time to start the process of bringing our troops home. JOB WELL DONE!!!!!!! #USA
Alan May: This is now the all-time greatest MayDay!
Zachary Leonsis: Just found out the greatest news in the world. We finally got him. #america #dontmesswithus #suckitosama
Anthony Armstrong: Some real live Call of Duty ish went down out there.
Ozzie Guillen: Good job USA
Jerry Rice: A big thank you to all the troops who put their lives at risk over the yrs. True heros #USA
DeMatha Coach Mike Jones: This is the ultimate “YES WE CAN” by Pres. Obama
Trevor Booker: People r oustide shootin fireworks lmao
Jim Bowden: President Obama called President Bush because we are ONE USA USA USA USA
John Erskine: http://yfrog.com/h44t5yaj
Jeremy Jarmon: May 1st apparently has a lot of history...may god bless our country and all those who choose to protect it, run it, and live in it.
Chris Wilson: USA!!! USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!
Phillip Daniels: In the words of #AntoineDodson: You don’t have to come and confess, we looking for you. We gone find you, we gone find you. So you can run and tell that, run and tell that, run and tell that homeboy, homeboy, homeboy. #OSAMABINLADEN is dead.
Chris Horton: Thanks to all the Troops that put their lives on the line to keep this country safe. Without y’all this day couldn’t be possible.
Jeremy Jarmon: We def knew he was in Pakistan for a while. Unbelievable if true that he was kicking it in a mansion.
Anthony Armstrong:Something tells me this will be some sort of a National Holiday
Kareem Moore: Thanks to all the troops ,epic moment in history.#troopskuminghome???
Andre Carter: Finally the thorn in America’s balls is taken out. Bin laden is gone.