In a stunning display of unity, nerds from around the internet struck a collective bond yesterday when Derek Carr sent out a motivational tweet of encouragement. Derek’s message: If you work hard enough, you can achieve your dreams.
Saw that a 7 year old is collecting recyclables so he can pay for college.. has made 10k. Get off your tail and go work hard 4 what you want
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) February 9, 2017
How dare anyone try to instill the importance of work ethic in today’s youth! As if a beacon was sent out from Magic the Gathering headquarters, twitter was quickly inundated with the outrage of girlfriend-less geeks seizing the moment to fight back for the mightiest of causes.
Let’s get this straight, this isn’t about Derek Carr, this is about a much greater injustice. Carr represents all the 9th grade wedgies, all the lonely high school dances missed out on. Flashbacks of wet willies, flat tires, and gym class towel snaps – there is no wrath like a dork with pent up rage.
Now I’m not sure what article or news piece Derek was referencing, and I imagine he probably didn’t pay much attention to it. At first glance it seems like a heart warming tale of a kid who collected some cans – driven by motivation to work towards his dream. I’m a little like Carr, I’m not going to take the time to really consume the magnitude of what 10k in recycled cans would really look like because if I did, I’d quickly realize that it’s impossible for a 7 year old. I really don’t think Carr even gave a shit about whether it was true or not, the message is an important one, we all should have that desire to better ourselves through hard work and determination.
@derekcarrqb fuck you how much did you pay for fucking college dipshit?
— Captain Ass n Gravy (@jiveassbaloney) February 9, 2017
Amazing how tough cowards become behind the safety of a computer screen.
@derekcarrqb how refreshing, a rich white dude telling the poor to stop being lazy
— Mateo (@hooray4matt) February 9, 2017
If you’re lazy and poor, it might not be a bad idea Matt.
— Jerry (@dudenamedjerry) February 10, 2017
Jerry’s bio says he loves tacos. I think it’s safe to assume Jerry didn’t get many scholarship offers.
OK, Derek, might as well spell it out for these mouth breathers.
If you have a dream. Work towards making it come true! Don't sit back and wait for it to fall into your lap. You have to strain!
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) February 10, 2017
Take a knee Derek, you don’t speak their language.
@derekcarrqb i'm sending my 5 year old out to pour concrete for that new bike he wants
— Anthony (@akell0828) February 10, 2017
No clarinet practice today Anthony?
— Payo (@CaRlOsNeCo65) February 10, 2017
Start working on those Madden skills bro, one day your dream could come true.