In theory, Thursday night featured all sorts of sports action, including NBA, NHL and Top 25 college basketball games. In fact, one of those NBA games boasted an epic performance by LeBron James against the ever-exciting Warriors.
But for all practical purposes, Thursday night, at least for online dwellers, was about one thing, and one thing only: The Dress. Was it gold and white? Blue and black? Some other combination? WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT THING COLORED?
This craze, which pretty much picked up right where Llama-mania left off, dominated the Internet, and sports figures were certainly not going to be left out of the action. Just in case you were, like, asleep or outside or literally under a rock while all this was going on, here’s the dress in question, courtesy of the Wizards’ Kevin Seraphin:
He phrased that as a question, but let’s assume that Seraphin was, indeed, seeing white and gold. Other members of his “team” included:
— Jacoby Ellsbury (@JacobyEllsbury) February 27, 2015
Seeing things decidedly differently were these athletes:
Team Black and Blue
— Brett Anderson (@BAnderson_30) February 27, 2015
Black and blue 100 percent
— Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) February 27, 2015
It's black and blue!
— Andrew Heaney (@Heandog8) February 27, 2015
You mean some people don't see blue with black stripes? The world has gone crazy!!!
— Cody Zeller (@CodyZeller) February 27, 2015
And when you really thought you knew someone.. They say that dress is white and gold. Smh
— Jordan Lyles (@JordanLyles24) February 27, 2015
Others just seemed confused:
That dress is blue and gold bro…
— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) February 27, 2015
Welp it was white and gold. Now it's black and blue. I'm lost. I give up
— Matt Duffy (@mm_duffy) February 27, 2015
Of course, many teams’ Twitter accounts weren’t going to let the craze go by without comment:
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 27, 2015
(Update, 2:30 a.m.: Okay, that one was funnier during the several hours in which the Dodgers’ interlocked “LA” letters were set against a gold background.)
The dress is red and black.
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) February 27, 2015
We see purple and black, if you were wondering.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) February 27, 2015
Pretty sure the dress is purple and gold… #justsaying
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) February 27, 2015
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) February 27, 2015
— WWWWWWWWL (@LAKings) February 27, 2015
Then there was that rascal, John Calipari, with a blatant pander to his team’s fan base:
You people are all crazy. All I'm seeing is blue and white.
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) February 27, 2015
Personally, I was on Team Gold and White right off the bat. How about you?