Posted on May 8, 2019
By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter
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A couple weeks ago at the NFL Draft, Boise State’s Deuce Dominguez headed to Nashville in the hopes of getting drafted to a team and having all his wildest dreams come true. Except Deuce Dominguez is not an actual football player, let alone an actual person. He had everyone fooled, with the help of some of his friends and a ton of dri-fit Boise State gear. Fans stopped him in the streets of Nashville to wish him luck ahead of the draft, take photos and get signatures. He even had rapper Schoolboy Q and actual NFL players Derrick Henry and Taylor Lewan thinking he was the real deal. He later changed into a suit and rocked a Packers draft cap, convincing even more people that he was actually drafted. An entire bar on Broadway began chanting his name in excitement. In the footage, he can be heard shouting that he “does it for the fans,” and to be honest, we felt that.
The real question here is what will our fans do to top this stunt? We’re not calling our fans trolls by any means, but you know you have some troll-like tendencies. We expect something more from you, not just a repeat of Deuce Dominguez’s prank. Will you band together to troll your team by repeatedly voting for the same play to irritate your offensive and defensive coordinators? Will you set your sights on the referees with some harmless fun and dress up in uniform when you come to the studio for a game? We know you may want to keep some of your ideas in pocket as an attempt to not ruin the surprise, but we want to hear what you’ve got!
Power to the Fans!