Jordan Peele has plenty of reasons to celebrate these days. His directorial debut, Get Out, was a smash hit and won best original screen play at the Oscars. He’s one of the hottest names in Hollywood, and it might seem like there’s nothing he can’t do.
One thing he definitely didn’t do, though, is hit a game-winning buzzer-beater to send Michigan to the Sweet 16. That was Jordan Poole, the Wolverines’ freshman guard. In case you need a refresher:
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 18, 2018
If you’re a Michigan fan, it was probably natural to want to give Poole a shout-out after the game. After all, Michigan Twitter was certainly a wild place late Saturday night/Sunday morning.
And as you’ve probably noticed, their names are quite similar. Here’s what it looks like when I type @JordanP in my Twitter feed:
I’m evidently not the only person to notice this.
— Ryan Torley (@J_Torls) March 18, 2018
— Robert Weiner (@robfatheatre) March 18, 2018
— Kristina Williams (@TheNamastina) March 18, 2018
@JordanPeele, I may be a little late but congrats on your well deserved Oscar AND on your game-winning 3 against Houston last night!
— Jonathan Kemper (@only_kemporary) March 18, 2018
I was scrolling quickly and for a second I thought @JordanPeele hit a game winning 3 in the NCAA tournament….I was like "#GetOut of here, this man is on fire" but then I see it was #JordanPoole. Congrats young man. #ButImsurePeelewouldhavehittheshotttoo https://t.co/UP9zf7TknK
— Jonathan England (@EnglandJonathan) March 18, 2018
It looks like most people doing this were in on the joke. I searched Peele’s mentions and couldn’t find many people @ing him thinking he was actually the Michigan guard. Peele was cool with the joke, too.
I wanna thank everyone for the congratulatory messages. When you practice your jump shot as much as I have, you just hope one day it’ll pay off. 🏀
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) March 18, 2018