Everyone loves Russell Wilson. The newly minted Super Bowl champion is a wholesome Christian quarterback whose social media profiles are filled with Bible verses and hospital visits to sick children. In a widely shared photo, Wilson’s immaculate Instagram feed is compared favorably to that of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the implication being that Wilson’s saint-like personal brand makes him a better person than Kaep, whose photos of tattoos and shoes feels a bit too hip-hop for mainstream (read: white) America.
But Wilson isn’t perfect. Despite winning games, his postseason passing performance left something to be desired. He only finished 7th in QB Rating during the regular season. And, perhaps most damningly, he doesn’t seem to know how Roman numerals work.
Unless the Seahawks time-traveled back to 1984, Russell Wilson did not just win Super Bowl XVIII (Super Bowl 18). Now, as commenters pointed out, Wilson may have simply made a typo, mistakenly omitting the L from Super Bowl XLVIII. To err is human, after all. But to err over and over again? That’s just stupid.
Apparently no one in Russell’s inner circle reads internet comments, which is pretty smart except in cases like this.
Russell… buddy… it says Super Bowl XLVIII right on the damn photo. Did you even look at the thing before you uploaded it? Maybe in the midst of all the excitement, he didn’t have a chance to look over his work. He had just won the biggest game of his life, after all. Who has time to proofread? But now that things have settled down, I’m sure a bright young man like Wilson will realize he’s been mistakenly celebrating winning Super Bowl 18. Three days is definitely enough time to catch a breather and read one of the hundreds of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram comments noting your mistake.
Come on, man.