Villanova pranksters prank Syracuse suckers (aka Andy's hair loves Jay Wright)
Syracuse Orange fans like senior guard Andy Rautins for his 12 points/5 assists, but he's loved for his hair. So it's no surprise to see the Internet give birth to @AndyRautinsHair on Twitter. SB Nation says there's a new "funnyman on Twitter" and to "do yourself a favor and jump on board now before this guy hits it big."
Well this 'funnyman' turned out to be a Villanova pranked pulled by @Villagnome.
Let's start at the beginning, shall we?
SB Nation showed love to Andy's hair's Twitter account: "I can't believe I am letting this trump a thorough breakdown of Saturday's heavyweight match-up between the Orange and Villanova Wildcats, but there's a new funnyman on twitter, with the intent of giving a true voice to Andy Rautins' hair. Appropriately titled, followers are coming in bunches to get the scoop on just what makes Hair Canada's do so effing cool. Do yourself a favor and jump on board now before this guy hits it big."
Andy's hair can also be found at andyrautinshair.com (complete with a "Countdown to the Carnage," carnage being the Syracuse/Villanova game Saturday night 9pm ET).
But here's the thing, @KellyLux: It's not only Syracuse who could come up with this.
Enter, The Villagnome.
The Villagnome is responsible for both Andy's website and also @AndyRautinsHair, which now features a steady stream of pro-Villanova blah blah blah you get the point; you've been duped, 'Cuse. The Twitter account, the website, it was never a Syracuse affair. It's just a good old-fashioned sports prank (my favorite of all-time being the Harvard/Yale football game of 2004).
Below is Andy's hair's website right now, roughly seven hours before tipoff.
With roughly 200 followers now it'll be interesting to see how many 'Cuse fans fall of the Andy's Hair wagon before tipoff of tonight's game, the winner of which owns the driver's seat for winning the regular season Big East conference championship.