We’re now in the period where NFL fans can use Twitter place votes for their favorite players to appear in the 2019 Pro Bowl. These Twitter votes will be counted in addition to ballots submitted through NFL.com’s official Pro Bowl ballot.
So smart teams are using Twitter to remind fans they can vote in this way. On Monday night, the Kansas City Chiefs issued such a tweet.
1 RT = 1 vote#ProBowlVote + Patrick Mahomes#ProBowlVote + Travis Kelce#ProBowlVote + Tyreek Hill#ProBowlVote + Mitchell Schwartz#ProBowlVote + Chris Jones#ProBowlVote + Tyrann Mathieu#ProBowlVote + Harrison Butker#ProBowlVote + Dustin Colquitt pic.twitter.com/qAZePY6K0e— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 3, 2019
There was just one problem: the players the Chiefs mentioned didn’t include one of their own teammates who made the 2018 Pro Bowl — which drew a response from the fullback left out in the cold.
Wow— Anthony Sherman (@Shermanator_42) December 3, 2019
In fairness to the Chiefs, you can’t include all the players you’d probably like to name; the number of characters you can include in a tweet is limited. So it’s hard to blame the team for listing the players they did. They also didn’t mention left tackle Eric Fisher — another Chiefs player who made the 2018 Pro Bowl team.
But in fairness to Anthony Sherman, he not only made the 2018 Pro Bowl, he excelled in it.
Sherman had four rushes for 11 yards and a rushing touchdown in last year’s all-star game — along with three catches for 92 yards. He played well enough that there was a serious conversation about whether he — instead of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes — should have been named the AFC’s Pro Bowl offensive MVP.
Pro Bowl voting closes December 12. To vote for a player on Twitter, simply send a tweet using the hashtag #ProBowlVote along with the player’s first and last name.
Pro tip: You can also use the player’s Twitter handle instead of their name, which ensures that your vote will be counted for the player you intended. This can be important for a player like Chris Jones; there’s more than one player in the league with his name. But a tweet including #ProBowlVote and @stonecoldjones_ will definitely be counted for the Chiefs defensive tackle.
However you do it, be sure to give due consideration to @Shermanator_42.