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If you create a stupid Twitter account in the Chicago Cubs’ universe, the Cubs Twitterati will find you. And if you punctuate your stupid Twitter account with a stupid hashtag – #FireTheo – I’m probably going to roast it.

That’s what happened a few minutes ago on Twitter (social media is swell), and it’s still going on now. Here’s a snippet of the fun:

And it keeps going, and going. Dozens of new entries since I started typing this very post. Congratulations, Cubs Twitterati. You funny.

This, by the way, is why you should be on Twitter, and why should be following Bleacher Nation.

  • cjdubbya

    Brian Schlitter has more wins than Jeff Samardzija. #FireTheo

  • Jim

    This has gone fantastically viral.

  • Funn Dave

    So we’re supposed to say “fire Theo” instead of “thanks, Obama”?

    • DarthHater

      There’s no law against multiple hashtags. Yet. #ThanksObama ;-)

  • Darth Ivy

    I can’t think of a witty comment #firetheo

  • DarthHater

    BN message board is dying. #FireBrett

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      I should be so lucky to some day be successful enough to become meme-ified.

      • DarthHater

        [img]https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5273/14176770652_bdc8a45339_o.png[/img]

        • ssckelley

          This is awesome! May I use this meme?

          • DarthHater

            Only if you swear eternal allegiance to the Dark Side of the Force.

            • MightyBear

              LOL

            • Darth Ivy
            • ssckelley

              Is this like selling my soul?

              • DarthHater

                You would gain access to many powers that are … unnatural … and that you cannot learn from a Jedi.

  • Spoda17

    #thanksobamafortheonowwehavetofirehim

  • Brocktoon

    Is there a sizable contingent out there calling for his head/blaming everything on him?

  • Stu

    #FireNegativecommentsaboutCubsFO

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      #FirePeopleWhoWouldTotallyUseTheFireTheoHashtagUnironically

      • Darth Ivy

        #WowItsMuchEasierToReadHashTagsWhenYouCapitilizeTheFirstLetterOfEveryWordThanksForTheIdeaNowMyHashTagsWillBeMuchMoreReadableEspeciallyWhenItTakesMeARidiculouslyLongTimeToExpressAVerySimpleIdeaThatHasNoBusinessBeingAHashTageInTheFirstPlace

        #what?

        • Darth Ivy

          I don’t know how to spell “capitalize”

      • DarthHater

        [img]https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2936/14156325216_348ae7cd9e_o.png[/img]

  • Stu

    #FireCubsWayReprogrammingNotTaking

  • Steve

    Last night, I told my wife that if she ever found out I “tweeted” anything, to smash me in the face with a brick.
    I’m ok with a little Facebook, and texting, but do people really have this much free time???? I can goof off with the best of them, but dang people, read a book or go for a run.

    Yes, I’m 45 years old.

    • miggy80

      Read this on my phone while out on a run, so I tweeted about it before I get back to reading Marco Polo: from Venice to Xanadu.

      • Steve

        Migg, you just made this 45 year old LOL, and that, my friend, is very difficult to do.

        Thanks!

        • http://deepcenterfield.mlblogs.com/ Jason Powers

          Can’t wait until twitter interlinks with my brain in real time…oooh hottie! God I need nap. Star Trek or Batman? WTF, you swung at THAT pitch? God, I need a nap again….

          • Coop

            There was a South Park episode about that very idea. Pretty funny.

        • miggy80

          The only part of that comment that is true: I have actually read Marco Polo: from Venice to Xanadu.

          • Edwin

            Nice backdoor brag.

    • Head and Heart

      I think my boss would have a lot of uncomfortable questions for me if he found me out for a run reading a book when I was supposed to be at my desk working. Or worse if I was running in place at my desk while reading a book.

      But my desk at work has a computer and most if not all computers have the internet now. So I read twitter once in a while.

  • http://www.teamfums.org MichiganGoat

    No fair more blaming if goat smh

    • http://www.teamfums.org MichiganGoat

      Of goats or if goats didn’t exist

      • Darth Ivy

        Go home, Goat, You’re drunk #jealous

        • http://www.teamfums.org MichiganGoat

          Well at least we keep getting press our 15min last as long as the Cubs don’t have a ring.

          • Fishin Phil

            Goat drunk again. #FireTheo

          • Darth Ivy

            it’s been a looooooong 15 minutes #hiremoregoats

            • http://www.teamfums.org MichiganGoat

              We are infamous you know more than famous.

  • IAN

    No, the real reason you should be on Twitter is Kim DeJesus.

  • Soda Popinski

    Love it.

  • Rebuilding

    Usually something like this is only funny when a GM has had a lot of success and there is a delusional part of the fan base that attacks him all of the time anyway. Like #FireStanBowman or #FirePatRiley. Unfortunately, if at this time next year the Cubs are on pace to lose 95+ games again and Baez hasn’t recovered by then this hashtag might get really appropriate, really fast

    • DarthHater

      Associating the hashtag with Tyler Colvin having a big night would be jackasstastic under any circumstances.

      • Karl Groucho

        Tyler Colvin could have been our future

        • Karl Groucho

          #FireTheo

      • Rebuilding

        Agreed there. I don’t think I said anything about Colvin. My point was more that you might start seeing a lot more #FireTheo in the near future, and not attached to Game of Thrones references

        • Karl Groucho

          re: Colvin — look at Brett’s retweet that started this campaign

          • Rebuilding

            Yeah, I read the whole thing. As I said – usually mocking a hashtag like that (even if the original post was absurd) is a lot funnier when the premise of the hashtag itself is absurd, not when it might be a year away from being reality. It’s not reflected on here as much, but there is a growing number of the season ticket holders (the ones that actually show up anymore) who are growing very restless

            • DarthHater

              I take things too seriously. #FireTheo :-P

              • Rebuilding

                You got me

      • Danny Ballgame

        Jackassitory move by all involved. #PlayOltnLake

  • Tim

    This is just as good as #blamejaycutler

    • Soda Popinski

      Boni with a game tying single in the 9th!! #FireTheo

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