Samuel L. Jackson is one of my favorite actors. His portrayal of Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction is one of the best cinematic performances of all time if you ask me. I have thoroughly enjoyed nearly every role I have seen him play throughout the years. Jackson is still one of the most beloved, versatile, and busy actors in Hollywood today. Hell, he even makes credit card commercials tolerable. ("WHAT'S IN YOUR WALLET?! SAY WHAT AGAIN!!")
Unfortunately my admiration for Jackson was tempered yesterday. You see, he is an avid fan of the Vikings' most recent opponent, the Atlanta Falcons. Our separate rooting interests meant that I would have to cheer for the displeasure of a beloved celebrity. Thankfully, the hometown squad stepped up and made Jackson miserable for most of the day. Here are the highlights of Samuel L. Jackson's Twitter feed as the game unfolded on Sunday.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to read all of these tweet's in Samuel L. Jackson's iconic loud voice. Or at the very least in the Chappelle Show Samuel Jackson beer commercial voice. It makes the experience 500% more enjoyable. Also, this should go without saying when Samuel L. Jackson is involved, but there is some NSFW language below.
Before the game, Jackson was excited about Atlanta's chances to go 3-1:
Got my Fan on wait in' for Shit to hit it! RISE UP!!! Footfugginball!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 28, 2014
But his spirits were quickly dampened by the Vikings' first drive. The big play by Jarius Wright highlighted Jackson's frustrations with how many yards Minnesota was getting after the catch.
Hmmmm, way too FUKKIN easy! Lotta YAC in that..... Wouldn't really call it a drive.— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 28, 2014
When the Falcons quickly struck back to even the score due to a miscommunication in the Vikings defensive backfield, Jackson knew that points are points regardless of how easily they're scored.
Wow, those DB's went to lunch! We'll take it! Rise Up!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 28, 2014
Again, Jackson's hopes were quickly dashed when Minnesota scored on their next drive. It looked like a shootout was unfolding in Minneapolis; his concerns about the Falcons defense were becoming apparent.
Is this bout to be some back & forth shit? WTF?! D needs to Rise da Fuck Up!!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 28, 2014
So, is the D taking a qtr, half or the whole FUKKIN Game Off?!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 28, 2014
The Falcons seemed to answer again with a Steven Jackson touchdown, but the call was reversed. Atlanta scored on the next play anyway to even the score at 14-14. Samuel L. wasn't pleased about the original reversal but was pleased with the final result.
Why they FUKKIN with us?!Don't we get The Senior Citizen Discount?! Took 6 Anyway!! RISE UP!!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 28, 2014
The Vikings didn't let the score stay tied for long as Teddy Bridgewater led Minnesota to ten more points before halftime, highlighted by a 13 yard scramble for his first NFL touchdown. Jackson wondered aloud who on the Falcons defense would be able to stop the rookie quarterback:
Did that DB just Ole' tackle da FUKKIN QB?! REALLY?!! He needs his Ass Chewed!!! Off!!!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 28, 2014
These lil. Dink Passes are Falcon Kryptonite!!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 28, 2014
These MUTHAPFUQAZ need to find a way to turn Teddy into Dee Dee in da 2nd half!!! Rise Up!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 28, 2014
When the Falcons finally made a couple stops in the third quarter and roared back, Jackson couldn't have been happier. When Antone Smith scored from 48 yards out to give Atlanta their first lead of the day, Jackson was ecstatic:
Okay, some Get Back!! Rise Up!! Now, Where Dat FUKKIN D at??!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 28, 2014
Daaaaaaaayum!!! Straight Motored down that sideline!!! Rise Up!!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 28, 2014
But once again, the Atlanta defense let Jackson down. Minnesota scored the final 14 points of the game on three 4th quarter scoring drives. Jackson was once again forced to voice his displeasure of his team's defensive effort.
These MUHFUKKAGHZ playin' Prevent?! Prevent U From Winning!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 28, 2014
Da FUKKIN "d", doesn't deserve a Cap, brought a box cutter to a Gun Fight!!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 28, 2014
Finally, when Harrison Smith's interception sealed the Vikings victory, Jackson humbly accepted defeat and logged off.
That'll Do It!! Goodnight.— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 28, 2014
As of this posting, Jackson hasn't tweeted since the Falcons loss. Let's hope he doesn't take the loss too hard and will be back to entertain us next week.