Beware of everything you read on April 1.
Yes, there are obvious jokes. Like Tom Brady, on Opening Day of baseball season, becoming “the first player/coach/owner in MLB history.” (You know he totally would, if he could, right?)
With opening day today, excited to announce we’re bringing the Expos back to the MLB in 2022. Excited to be the first player/coach/owner in MLB history. pic.twitter.com/Sre5y5LUL2
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 1, 2021
But as you’re scrolling, don’t believe anything you read, or watch. Because it wasn’t just Brady: Did Michael Strahan really remove the gap in his teeth?
I did it. #GoodbyeGap pic.twitter.com/0Z5ZcK925c
— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) March 30, 2021
#GoodbyeGap update! Momma knows best! pic.twitter.com/aH4malpbeH
— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) April 1, 2021
And Mina Kimes got pranked by her very own colleagues.
Some Highly Questionable Hijinks… pic.twitter.com/dJkfVzTGWW
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 1, 2021
There’s everything from a new jersey design — not so terrible! — to the use of drones at the US Open — also not so terrible an idea!
In the end, it was a tough day to differentiate the real news from the stunts:
Next chapter… thanks to the faithful for all the support! #DUUUVAL pic.twitter.com/AlkXlRe3J9
— George Kittle (@gkittle46) April 1, 2021
Today seems like a good day to give you a sneak peek of our future City Edition jerseys 👀🔥🎸 pic.twitter.com/B4mfCD7qIS
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) April 1, 2021
Last week a team reached out looking for an out of work 6’9 now 6’5, over the hill, Greatest defender in @NBA history to fill a spot. Time to get game ready! @BleacherReport @YahooSports #thursdaymorning #thursdayvibes #ThursdayMotivation Oh, #AprilFools #AprilFoolsDay #AprilFool pic.twitter.com/2E9lpqfrSf
— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) April 1, 2021
NEWS: Cameron Indoor Stadium will be replaced by a much larger, retractable-roof indoor/outdoor stadium that will offer revolutionary airflow when the dome is open. Construction is already underway. pic.twitter.com/bo0nsFjR6X
— Duke Men’s Basketball (@DukeMBB) April 1, 2021
BREAKING: The US Open to test the use of drone technology to deliver player towels at 2021 tournament. pic.twitter.com/4Asf4wuiap
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) April 1, 2021
NEWS: #SportingKC acquires striker Dani Rojas on loan from @AFCRichmond.
Manager @TedLasso receives metric ton of Kansas City barbecue sauce in loan deal. 🤝
Details ⬇️ #OneSportingWay
— Sporting Kansas City (@SportingKC) April 1, 2021