Mike Leach is the head coach of the Washington State Cougars. Mike Leach is also the former long snapper for the Arizona Cardinals. Just because they have the same name, doesn't mean they're the same person.
This is a concept that seems to confuse trolls on Twitter.
See, our Mike Leach has said a lot of provocative stuff recently. A couple of weeks ago he flat out said that Arizona State was still stealing signs. This earned his some backlash from the Pac-12, Sun Devil fans, and even Todd Graham himself. Then, just Monday, Leach turned his attention to the Chicago Cubs:
Mike Leach: "Every yuppie with a BMW and designer jeans is a Cubs fan, and they refer to them as "my Cubbies."— Lindsay Joy (@SWXLindsayJoy) October 24, 2016
Again, fans of the team in question, didn't take kindly to Leach's comments.
So ASU and Chiacgo Cub fans decided to vent their frustrations, and they turned to Twitter. The only issue is... A lot of them directed their anger at the wrong Mike Leach.
@MikeLeach82 You sir, are a GRADE A, A-Hole!!!— Richard Johnson (@rcjohnsonjr10) October 25, 2016
Been a long time since I received an "A" GRADE in anything. https://t.co/ZUgm2LL65t— Mike Leach (@MikeLeach82) October 25, 2016
Hopefully, @MikeLeach82 kills himself soon. Go Cubs!— Shaun (@Smark2400) October 25, 2016
@MikeLeach82 Best to not bring any unwanted attention to your lack of recent success...and your history of abusing players.— Justin Carr (@JCarr110) October 25, 2016
"Lack of recent success"? I made 4 birdies yesterday Justin. That's success in my book. https://t.co/jJJf6II3yv— Mike Leach (@MikeLeach82) October 25, 2016
And then, of course, there was just one guy who didn't quite get what was going on.
@MikeLeach82 I guess you have to have a great sense of humor with a six and four record and no bowl games— Rich Young (@gorrilla97) October 25, 2016
Sometimes you have to look deep within yourself (and your tweets) and just smile. https://t.co/n5Srd3FlFk— Mike Leach (@MikeLeach82) October 25, 2016
Our Arizona Cardinals sister blog Revenge of the Birds has a couple more of Leach's responses here.
WSU at OSU: game notes and depth chart | The Spokesman-Review
Game notes and depth chart courtesy of WSU Athletics.
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I almost ranked Wazzu first for rustling Todd Graham’s jimmies so thoroughly.