If you’re a fan of the Ashes cricket matches, the last 24 hours have been a great time to be on Twitter. If you’re a Gears of War coach whose name also happens to be Ashes, it’s not been so much fun.
Nick Ridgeway, who goes by “Ashes” online, is one of the most successful coaches in the Gears of War community. But because people don’t know how to use Twitter properly, whenever 11 Englishwomen or 10 Englishmen get flogged on the field, his mentions invariably pop off.
So as a small PSA, again — because this happened during the last Ashes series — Ridgeway kindly reminded people that winning, as opposed to losing over the course of five days, was his speciality:
Apparently there is a cricket match called the “Ashes Test” and I am constantly getting tagged in tweets about it. Yes, it is I who decides who the best cricket team in the world is.— Ashes (@thyAshes) August 5, 2019
Welcome to my test….
It’s not the first time cricket Twitter has invariably slid its way into the mentions of some poor gamer. Last year, a British game developer — who shared the same name as the head administrator for Australian cricket — had to pin a Tweet letting everyone know he had nothing to do with sandpaper.
James Sutherland is a game developer from the United Kingdom, having worked on Actua Soccer, Sega Superstars Tennis and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. Unfortunately, he also has the same name as another fellow who's rather prominent right now.Read more
The bright side from all of this, apart from some poor American getting bombarded about cricket, is that Ridgeway knows Australia is winning.
I also know Australia is up 1-0 right now ????— Ashes (@thyAshes) August 5, 2019