Shane Battier proves young people no longer watch “Animal House”

Battier, one of the great social scientists of our age.

About 8:40 p.m. CST Shane Battier (@ShaneBattier) tweeted the following:

“Over?? What?? Nothing is over until we say it’s over….was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor??? When the going gets tough…….”

This was, of course, a reference to both the Grizzlies current position of being down 3-2 in the best of 7 series with Oklahoma City, and to the classic movie “Animal House,” in which uber-screwup Bluto attempts to rally the troops in a time of dire straights. It shouldn’t have been unexpected, Battier is the same guy who referenced “The Big Lebowski” when he was stuck in an elevator last week.

Well… you know the internet. Apparently not content with Battier’s explanatory tweet that he was “fully aware of who bombed pearl harbor,” twitter nerds (or not nerds, because they didn’t see the movie?) lunged at their opportunity to call out a person who has two things (a diploma from Duke and an NBA career) of which they are jealous.

Some highlights (which were retweeted by Shane himself)

@ShaneBattier umm….. not sure but i think japan bombed pearl harbor. and u graduated from duke???
@ShaneBattier really? Germans bombed pearl harbor? Were did you go to school?
@ShaneBattier tweeted that the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor. Come on son! I bet Hamed knows it was the Japanese! You went to Duke!

@ShaneBattier the germans didnt bomb pearl harbor dumbass… im glad u left my city…. #thundervsheat

Hey but that’s the internet. It will recklessly jump to assault you like the idiot you are while being completely unaware of it’s own stupidity.

Doug Gillon covers the Grizzlies for MemphiSport. You can follow him via Twitter @douggillon. For more live tweets during Grizzlies games follow  @memphisport@cerrito, and @chasingphoto

Photo by Chase Gustafson.


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