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Over the years, NFL teams have learned to have more than a little fun announcing their official schedule via social media…okay, LOTS of fun when it comes down to it, and the schedule announcements for 2022 were no different.
While the San Francisco 49ers went for a more dramatic method of entertaining fans with their “Yellowstone” theme that received some mixed reviews from fans, other teams took a different, lighter approach and simply dragged the absolute life out of their future opponents – ‘Nners included.
Here are a few of the best.
Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers always seem to explode when it comes to their social media presence, but this year they torpedoed the competition out of the water by announcing their schedule on Thursday, May 12 in two different ways: by comparing their opponents to Pop Tarts (something they did last year) before releasing an anime style trailer.
It’s hard to say which was downright noisier, but the 49ers seemed to knock a little harder on the instant breakfast comparison thanks to a photo of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo next to a box of Fiber One toaster pastries (which was actually mild compared to what the Kansas City Chiefs were compared.)
In the video the Chargers released, it was toned down a bit with the 49ers while others were heavily burned.
Should we REALLY turn our scheduled release video into an anime?
and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and. and. and
— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) 13 mei 2022
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
“Where is the ‘Full House’ house?”
The Buccaneers just put Tristan Wirfs in front of a green screen for offensive tackle and let him go. He went lenient on the 49ers while standing in front of a cable car and just looked around and inquired about the whereabouts of a Bay Area miracle—the Tanner family home.
Who doesn’t love children?
Especially when they get questions that they then get hilariously incorrect, when they’re just cute in their ruthlessness. The Cardinals went cute and took no prisoners by leaving the insults in the hands of kids when they asked a select group of kids to guess the names of their opponents based on their logos.
For San Francisco, the kids guessed “the 49ers” correctly before suddenly shifting and calling them the “Fourty-whiners.” Sure, it was low-hanging fruit, but thank goodness, it stings.
Not quite a roast, but the Panthers deserve kudos for bringing the sheer 90s nostalgia.
The Falcons had some major burns in such a short video and while some weren’t as mean as the New Orleans Saints part, it was a bit sting to see an iconic cable car ride just off the table.
Creativity points go to the commanders for their use of slow motion and the word ‘smash’. It just isn’t a pretty sight to see a Lego version of Levi Stadium reduced to small pieces.
The Broncos, with the help of Peyton Manning and new quarterback Russell Wilson, went all out on “The Office” with their documentary-comedy-style video. However, the schedule didn’t drop to the end… quite literally.