Maybe the bird just didn’t like his LeBron takes. On Tuesday, ESPN employees have were buzzing on Twitter about turkey vulture (or buzzard) that crashed into the window of Stephen A. Smith’s ESPN office in Bristol. The bird broke a large hole into the window of the office building.
It’s not exactly a surprise that a bird crashed into a weekend, but it’s not that common for a bird as big as a turkey vulture to break through like Stone Cold Steve Austin.
So a turkey vulture has crashed through a window into the office of one @stephenasmith here on campus…and is currently sitting in there staring out the window contemplating his fate. This is actually happening right now
— trey wingo (@wingoz) March 26, 2019
Amazingly, according to Trey Wingo, the bird is still alive. The incident has spawned plenty of jokes from those in Bristol and across the Twitterverse.
That turkey vulture scrambles better than Dwayne Haskins
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) March 26, 2019
The turkey vulture is out for the year, so (4 months from now) expect Stephen A to talk about how he likes what the vulture has been doing all year.
— Steve in PA (@stevilmetalhead) March 26, 2019
The turkey vulture has been identified as @RealSkipBayless
— Bass Reeves (@sheltoneus) March 26, 2019
— Frank Caliendo (@FrankCaliendo) March 26, 2019
I’d pay for the video of Stephen A sitting at his desk and a turkey vulture just flies thru his window 😂 https://t.co/QRg4PIbgTZ
— TONT. (@Tonttttt) March 26, 2019
Bro got so rediculous that he’s pissing off the turkey vulture community now https://t.co/rHWKNXDeBT
— ⛓Lil Stevie Hurrt⛓ (@thisisforbruce) March 26, 2019
— King Gendry (@ChiefJosheola) March 26, 2019
Also, I ask you: who will be the hero who updates the “Relationship with humans” section of the Turkey Vulture wikipedia page to include Stephen A. Smith? pic.twitter.com/wSfN0cJHBT
— Rob Wesley (@eastwes) March 26, 2019
“The turkey vulture is more of a runner than a flyer.” – Stephen A., probably. https://t.co/CkQtQledyT
— RyanFromCBus (@RyanFromCBus) March 26, 2019
Fox has already offered the turkey vulture $4 million a year and a new debate show with Colin Cowherd https://t.co/LBkXPlDYUQ
— Joe Lucia (@Joe_TOC) March 26, 2019
damn the turkey vulture that crashed into his office is HUGE https://t.co/JCoqrfOLY1
— guillotinho 🦑 (@ComradeYouSpurs) March 26, 2019
Stephen A. responded that he wasn’t in the office, or in Bristol itself (sorry for those wanting video of his reaction), but said that he hopes the animal isn’t hurt and doesn’t get hurt trying to escape.
Damn! Even a Turkey is that depressed from seeing that I’m gone from Bristol. Hoping it doesn’t harm itself 🙏 https://t.co/Bq765a7xZv
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) March 26, 2019
Yes, Stephen A. called it a “turkey” when it’s a turkey vulture, and they are clearly different animals, but I’ll let this one slide. That’s a more reasonable and common mistake, especially when compared to thinking a punter started an NFL game at quarterback or leaving Drew Brees off a list of best NFL playoff QBs.
[Photo: @Adam Schefter]