Kick off the NFL season with “Mean Tweets” read by your favourite players

Jimmy Kimmel Live! marked the beginning of the NFL season with a segment of “Mean Tweets” read by football players and media figures. Hilarious stuff!

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Well, the 95th season of the NFL officially kicked off on Thursday, so prepare for all sports news to be completely dominated by football. While we Canadians may deny any interest in the predominantly American sport, it is actually very popular among Canuck sports fans and was the second most-searched term on Google yesterday. So there!

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In honour of the football season, Jimmy Kimmel Live! decided to take an untraditional approach and celebrate with an NFL edition of the hilarious “Mean Tweets” segment. Basically it’s NFL players and TV personalities reading awfully mean tweets about themselves. It’s sadistically funny.

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Can we just give a round of applause to these folks for actually agreeing to do this? Some of the tweets are actually so horrible, like the weight comment about Keyshawn Johnson or the teeth jab about Michael Strahan. Many an f-bomb were dropped during this segment. Apparently Twitter users hate everyone and are quite vocal about it.

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So, good job, everybody! We haven’t laughed this hard in a while (we almost feel bad about it) and are so glad this is how Jimmy Kimmel decided to mark the beginning of the NFL season.

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