“Thanks for winning the game for Schneider, Lappy. Or should I say, thanks FOR NOTHING.”
Now, despite plenty of convincing evidence, we can’t say for certain that @strombone1 is the Twitter account of one Roberto Luongo, but this no doubt how the Canucks’ netminder prefers it. Considering the way Canuck fans treat him these days, not to mention the way they chased Mike Duco off Twitter, or the horrible, misogynistic garbage they said to Theo Fleury and, more recently, Brittany Carnegie, you can understand why Luongo might choose to keep his Twitter account shrouded in mystery.
It’s also just funnier that way, and Luongo knows it.
Recently, Luongo has begun poking at the fact that no one can prove it’s him by tweeting questions to the fake Luongo account, @notbobbylu. That’s what he did today, on his 33rd birthday:
Big day for you my man @notbobbylu. You don’t look a day over 20…. What’s your secret???
—Strombone (@strombone1) April 4, 2012
Love it. Clearly, the man hasn’t let the events of Tuesday night spoil his mood.
Sending out this tweet today is genius. Here we were, wondering if Luongo’s confidence would be shaken and his birthday ruined by the jeers he received last night on his way out (or the cheers Schneider received on the way in, which is the same thing).
Instead, Luongo’s just cracking jokes about how sexy he is.
If it turns out that this account really isn’t Luongo, we will gladly cop to being duped. But, in the meantime, it’s much more fun to assume that it is. Consider that this isn’t the first time Luongo has tweeted the fake Luongo account. Three days ago, he queried it on the constant mispronunciation of his name on Coach’s Corner:
—Strombone (@strombone1) April 1, 2012
I dunno, bud, but it seems like you might have an opinion on it. Go on…
And neither of these instances are the first time Luongo has mocked us over the fact that no one can prove it’s him:
—Strombone (@strombone1) March 30, 2012
—Strombone (@strombone1) March 10, 2012
I know some of you want to run this guy out of town, but I hope he’s here forever. Lucky for me, his contract indicates he will be.
Update: Julia points out that Canuck Place isn’t shy about who’s behind the account:
Happy birthday to our friend Roberto Luongo (@strombone1). Thanks for everything you do, Lui – big hugs from Canuck Place!
— Canuck Place (@CanuckPlace) April 4, 2012
But seriously, I hope this account never gets verified.Tags: canucks on twitter, goaltending controversy, luongo's sexy and he knows it, Roberto Luongo, strombone1, Twitter