My Easter as Asante Samuel’s personal PR director

So Asante Samuel found an article I wrote about him.  And apparently, he liked it.  Thanks, Asante. I love you too. He even tweeted it:

 

And then he tweeted it again, this time to Eagles beat writer Jeff McLane and “@eaglesbuzztap,” a Twitter account with 20,000+ followers that aggregates articles about the Eagles:

 

And then again, this time to Eagles beat writers Paul Domowitch and Les Bowen:

 

And then I think some people wrote some mean stuff to him, so he threatened to tweet the link again:

 

And then he made good on that threat:

 

Soon after I was alerted to Asante’s tweets, I checked my website stats page.  On my stats page, I can see what search phrases are bringing incoming traffic to my blog.  They’re often hilarious.  For example, one time on this blog I made fun of my buddy Kevin because he went to Sea World for his honeymoon.  Here’s what I wrote:

Kevin texted me from his honeymoon at Sea World.  Sea World, Kev?  Really?  (In game show announcer voice) You just spent the last year preparing for a wedding… What do you want to do now?

“I want to get splashed by Shamu!”

Anyway, he sent me a text asking if I formerly had a stuffed animal named Roynell.  Sadly, I did.  He was named after former Eagles safety Roynell Young.  He was a white seal.  I loved Roynell, and he loved me.  One Easter, I ate too much candy and vomited on Roynell.  He wasn’t even mad.  We just put him in the washing machine, and he was good to go.  I miss Roynell.  Seriously.  I texted Kevin back asking him if he knew what kind of animal Roynell was.  He got it right.  So that begs the question – What’s worse… The fact that I had a stuffed animal seal that I named Roynell that I slept with every night, or that my friend Kevin remembered it, and was thinking about it on his honeymoon?

For weeks, in my website stat page, people googling “Shamu” were being led to my website, and probably not finding whatever it was they were looking for.

But I’m off on a tangent now.  What I wanted to know was… “How did Asante find my blog?”  I looked up my search terms, and here’s a sampling of what I found:

First of all, I love the dopey Redskins fan that thinks an “R” is included in “4th.”  That’s not just a typo either.  Phonetically, “4rth” kinda makes sense.  But it’s wildly wrong.  And I have no idea at all how the hell “t letter with hands” directed someone to my blog.  But whatever.

Meanwhile, the above search for Asante was the only search term on the list minutes after Asante had tweeted a link to my article about him.  Was Asante himself googling “who wants asante samuel?”  I doubt it, but if so, awesome.  Here’s how I would envision that:

And yes, before anyone asks, I envision that Asante Samuel owns the world’s largest laptop, wears his full uniform (including his helmet) in all social situations, and he prefers a very large, reader-friendly font.

If/when the Eagles trade Asante, I’m going to miss him.

In summary, best Easter ever.

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  9. Bill says:

    Search terms? I think you’re missing the obvious: Asante probably has bloggingthebeast.com set as his homepage.

    1. Djax10 says:

      homepage? Jimmy is Asante Samuels. Think about it, Have you ever seen the two together in the same place.

  10. Uda says:

    Why not just tweet him and ask how he found it?

    1. D3Keith says:

      Then you wouldn’t have this gem of a blog post, now would you? Just a boring-azz tweet.

      Asante & Jimmy, best buds.

      Way to do your homework, homie!

  11. RogerPodacter says:

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