There will be a lot of this kind of stuff over the next four years. With a new president being sworn in this past weekend, the inauguration ceremony for the new leader of the free world predictably spawned a generous number of internet fodder type moments.
One of them was Kellyanne Conway, who came to the defense of White House press secretary Sean Spicer in regards to his blatantly false briefing about the size of crowds at the event.
Conway claims that the press secretary was using “alternative facts” when discussing his figures.
The Tennessee basketball team took advantage of the new term in the American lexicon, and of the quick turnaround time with their printer, and created a column in their media notes that was titled “Alternative Facts.”
Another alternative fact: Volunteers basketball is having a breakout season under second-year head coach Rick Barnes.
“Alternative facts” appears poised to be the new Mannequin Challenge. While this was a lot of fun, topical, and a good way to engage the youth in the world around them, the Volunteers are 10-9. Save the jokes for teams that are either having so good a season they can “play loose” and get away with this stuff, or a team that is performing so badly, it doesn’t really matter what they do.
If you’re struggling to keep your head above .500, the joke is on you.