It all started with a “swag bag”.
Rob lowe received an NFL gift package ahead of the NFC Championship game at Levi Stadium on January 19. Lowe is a television and movie star, of course, and co-star of the new “9-1-1-: Lone Star” drama on Fox, the network which also aired the 49ers-Packers NFC title game. The show aired on the network just after the 49ers’ 37-20 victory.
Lowe, who makes the front page of Planet Hollywood Criss Angell Theater on February 15, was at the stadium mainly to promote its show on national television. He was shown on the show wearing an NFL-branded non-binding baseball cap in a sea of 49ers caps (and a smaller sea, or puddles, of Packer hats).
A Twitter barrage ensued as a Tweet from Lowe’s hat went viral. Barstool Sports led the cacophony with: “Some people cheer on a team. Rob Lowe encourages the Shield.
Some people encourage a team.
Rob Lowe encourages the Shield. pic.twitter.com/mS30Y4W23y
– Bar stool sports (@barstoolsports) January 20, 2020
Lowe re-tweeted with, “I didn’t expect my hat to be the most interesting part of this game!” He also posted his own screenshot, commenting: “I love football LITERALLY! And teams. Each of them! They are all wonderful! Go teams! – Chris Traeger. “
“I love football LITERALLY! And teams. Each of them! They are all wonderful! Go teams!
-Chris Traeger pic.twitter.com/u9y6B4EkE6
– Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) January 21, 2020
Traeger is Lowe’s sunny, eternally optimistic, and physically fit character from “Parks & Recreation”.
Lowe did not walk into Levi Stadium with the NFL cap on.
“They give me this bag of hats, and all of the hats were exactly the same,” Lowe said in a phone conversation this week. “There was no Niners hat, there was no Green Bay hat, there was THAT hat. And I thought it was drugs! That hat was badass! I had never seen this hat before.
“I said, ‘I’m down with this hat on. It’s bipartisan. You can not lose.
But the social media community took hold of the snaps of Lowe wearing the NFL corporate cap.
“Next thing I know, I’m the meme of all memes,” said Lowe, who is officially a huge Indianapolis Colts fan. “That’s why I love the Internet. People are so hilarious about it. It made my night.
Lowe says he’s working on a “follow-up hat” for Sunday’s Super Bowl LIV in Miami. What it is about?
“I can’t share it, it will ruin it,” Lowe said. “I’m trying to put it together. If it comes out well, I will have a nice tribute.
Precise to say that this hat will also be bipartite?
“Maybe,” Lowe said with a laugh. “That’s all I’m saying.”
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