The internet is a ruthless place and when you are a bad football team like the Arizona Cardinals and you play an equally bad football team like the San Francisco 49ers, it can get especially viscous.
That was the reaction from Twitter today.
The NFL could be making up that there is a Niners-Cardinals game that is currently 5-3 and get away with it. No one will ever check.— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) October 28, 2018
No Kevin, I watched every second. It was as bad as the score indicated.
The Giants lead the Diamondbacks 5-3 after 4.5 innings ... oh wait, it’s 49ers 5 - Cardinals 3— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) October 28, 2018
This Cardinals/Niners game is Butt Ugly— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) October 28, 2018
The NFL does highlight videos for every game. They usually are ~10 minutes long. I think some intern in Culver City is going to be hard pressed to get to three minutes out of this Niners-Cardinals game.— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) October 28, 2018
I would rather watch the Spelling Bee on ESPN than having to watch this Arizona vs 49ers game. pic.twitter.com/zbJExMnW81— Ƥσяиɛℓιʋƨ Ħʋвɛят ™️ (@GHernandez916) October 28, 2018
Even the @RedZoneChannel is ashamed to show that Cardinals-49ers game— #FireMcCarthy (@safewalk69) October 28, 2018
When you turn on NFL Redzone to see Arizona vs SF is the only game on. pic.twitter.com/h1sKA9WLSS— Matt Gothard (@mattgothardtv) October 28, 2018
I can’t believe people actually spent money to see a baseball game between the 49ers and Cardinals.— Andrew. (@LatiNo_Chill) October 28, 2018
The loser of this Cardinals-49ers game should get relegated to the AAF— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) October 28, 2018
I think this is a combination joke of soccer and the new AAF league.
So happy @brit10barrier talked me into taking the over of the niners cards game. The current score is 5-3.....— Trey Russell (@sVIxman) October 28, 2018
Ahh yes, if you gambled on this game you deserved to lose money.
49ers have 67 total yards - and lead 5-3— scott bordow (@sbordow) October 28, 2018
Baseball jokes were heavy from the baseball fans on Twitter as well.
The San Francisco Giants are beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 in an epic NFL showdown!!— Vernon Wells (@VernonWells10) October 28, 2018
We're so embarrassed...— Cut4 (@Cut4) October 28, 2018
We had NO idea that the Giants & Dbacks were playing today. pic.twitter.com/Qvxnlp1d5j
The jokes were relentless and deservedly so.
Until C.J. Beathard’s hit Marquise Goodwin on a long 55-yard catch and run touchdown, the game was hard to watch.
For Arizona Cardinals fans, it got a little easier as they saw a little something from that Josh Rosen guy.
He stood tall and delivered late and it gave the Cardinals and their fans the last laugh, at least this Sunday.