Normally In Tweets is a great way to judge how the Purdue fanbase is handling the game as it goes on from beginning to end. We see the ebbs and flows of the contest from its kickoff until the end.
That will not be the case in this one.
We all know some of the early stuff. There was frustration over J.D. Dellinger having a kicked blocked and missing another one. There was the frustration of Rondale Moore having a slight bobble, costing us seven points in a three point loss. There was frustration at Jeff Brohm inexplicably not running the ball with Zander Horvath (averaging nearly 7 yards a carry) when Purdue had the ball 1st and 10 at the Minnesota 21 with 6 minutes left.
Forget about all that. None of that matters if not for the egregious offensive pass interference call on Payne Durham that erased Purdue’s likely game-winning touchdown. All of this week’s Tweets are related to that play as a way to channel our hate, especially once the Big Ten releases its mealy mouthed “Our officials made the incorrect call” apology Sunday or Monday morning.
Refs called that offensive PI so they wouldn't have to hear PJ cry 1000000%— Danger Ballinger (@ballinger) November 21, 2020
I have never seen a man in a pom-pom hat look so ready to fight as Jeff Brohm does right now— Holly Anderson (@HollyAnderson) November 21, 2020
All crime is legal for Jeff Brohm tonight— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) November 21, 2020
Absolutely robbed. And the losers in the Big Ten office will defend that egregious call on Monday— Beneath The Paint (@BeneathThePaint) November 21, 2020
Where’s the GoFundMe for Jeff Brohm’s bail bond— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) November 21, 2020
If I'm Jeff Brohm. I make an ass out of myself in that press conference. Because they got completely robbed. How can you ever progress in the big ten with shit officials like that..— mark (@markodascout) November 21, 2020
Hey @PurdueFootball, tell Coach if he gets suspended for a tirade about that PI call, I'll double my JPC donation.— Ben Cotton says #BlackLivesMatter (@FunnelFiasco) November 21, 2020
.@realDonaldTrump hey drop your lawsuits in all the other states. Found some actual fraud from B1G refs in Minnesota if you're up.— ⚡☁⛅ Dr. J ⛅☁⚡ (@Air_Force_Juan) November 21, 2020
Just give Purdue the lead, bring the teams back out and put :45 seconds on the clock for Minnesota. Fix it.— Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch) November 21, 2020
ⓘ This claim is disputed. https://t.co/dLW9OoGvCb— Purdue Athletics (@PurdueSports) November 21, 2020
Kudos to Jeff Brohm for holding it together. But if I made $5 million a year (or whatever), I would absolutely unload in those post-game pressers.— Kyle Charters (@KyleCharters79) November 21, 2020
Here's my question, and Brohm's answer. I don't ask questions like a typical "reporter." How does a reporter typically ask a question? No idea. Not like me, is all I know. Damn sure not like this ... https://t.co/7o8GsrKDRX— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelStar) November 21, 2020
Mike Hall says the call was bad. Big ten flagship network refuses to defend it— Riles23 (@Riles23) November 21, 2020
I typically hate when fans blame refs for a loss, but: Have at it, Purdue fans. You should be furious.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) November 21, 2020
JD with more of an apology than the big ten will give https://t.co/HRmVaoCO9F— Riles23 (@Riles23) November 21, 2020
Learning to control what I can control.. Proud of my brothers for fighting to the end. On to the next game— Payne Durham (@pdurham22) November 21, 2020
⚠️KARMA KOMMITTEE ALERT⚠️— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) November 21, 2020
If you bet Purdue, there’s not much to say after that ending.
Not the same as a win, but the least we can do - refunding Purdue ML + Spread in Free Bets IN FULL! It’s only right.
Now go get those refs, @notthefakeSVP! pic.twitter.com/nyyv8h6olF
Asked #Gophers DB Phillip Howard if he felt that Payne Durham pushed off on the OPI.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) November 21, 2020
His response: "Refs made a call."
At least in the Virginia game, the opposing players decided the game. Fuck this noise. Minny doesn’t deserve a win because the refs bailed them out. They didn’t make the play. They got bailed out. And Purdue got robbed.— Casey Bartley (@CaseyBartleyhr) November 21, 2020
Congrats on your game-winning TD catch, Payne. Looking forward to going 4-1 next week.— Purdue bball fan (@ThreeTwaunMoore) November 21, 2020
shoutout to every Purdue fan still staring at a blank wall contemplating the meaning of it all— Aneesh Ramaswamy (@aneeshswamy) November 21, 2020
Lolllll still thinking about this pic.twitter.com/1s58FMAXDb— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) November 21, 2020
No foreal tho, what’s the consequences for this??? This obviously isn’t fair or right. There’s no separation created by pushing or even an arm extension. I need some answers. This isn’t even close. https://t.co/bbjgJCRbM6— (@Rb_Fuller_25) November 21, 2020
Before the Big Ten could get into a room and figure out how to defend the call, Fan Duel, Draft Kings and SportsBet(?) have all issued bet refunds on the Purdue game (ML, Spread)— Boiler Uniforms (@BoilerUniforms) November 21, 2020
Rolled out of bed this morning and a Big Ten official called pass interference on me. Weird.— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) November 21, 2020
Woke up today still PO’d from the awful call Purdue got last night. But glad to see almost all of American saw it that way too.— Bruce The Piano Man (@PianoManBruce) November 21, 2020