RandBall commenter and former guest poster Clarence Swamptown is crazy. He’ll admit that. It’s not libel if it’s true.
But he’s also somewhat of a sports soothsayer, with the ability to see into the future and see things before others do. He was anti-Christian Ponder before it was fashionable. He “reported” in 2011, months before it actually happened, that the Atlanta Thrashers were going to move to Winnipeg. There are other examples, but we don’t want to give him too big of a head because sometimes he is just too shouty and he turns out to be wrong.
Today, though, is Jan. 28. Clarence pointed us back to a series of tweets 135 days old — from Sept. 15 — in which he foreshadowed this whole “Deflategate” controversy. Naturally, it started from a tweet we had about the good job Tom Brunansky did with the Twins hitters in 2014.
Tom Brunansky should get some kudos this yr as #mntwins hitting coach. Team of youngsters and struggling Mauer is 6th in MLB in runs scored
— RandBall (@RandBall) September 15, 2014
Naturally, the final tweet in the thread was about Bill Belichick, from Clarence:
— Clarence Swamptown (@CSwamptown) September 15, 2014
OK, OK, that doesn’t mention deflated balls and nothing has been proven about what happened in the AFC title game. But still. Watch out for Clarence. He might be starting into the future even as he types a lot of nonsense on Twitter.