Stephen A. Smith and Dan Orlovsky on First Take Stephen A. Smith and Dan Orlovsky on First Take.

Since Twitter’s 2006 launch, many have argued for the inclusion of an edit button to fix typos, erroneous information, and more. But many others, especially in the media, warned of the dangers of an edit button, citing the potential for users to alter tweets dramatically after they were retweeted or embedded elsewhere.

When Twitter did roll out edit functionality worldwide to Twitter Blue subscribers last fall, the company took a step to address that, making it so the original version of edited tweets can still be seen. And that’s how we come to ESPN NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky initially tweeting about a quarterback prospect (“the best since [Matthew] Stafford”) heading to Georgia, then later revising that into something not specifying position:

Many theorized that this is about top quarterback prospect Dylan Raiola, as Orlovsky played with his father Dominic in Detroit (as did Stafford), and Dylan’s sister Taylor quoted that tweet with dog emojis:

And yes, Raiola did announce his commitment to Georgia Monday:

But Orlovsky’s tweet, and editing of it, took some criticism, including a comparison to his most infamous NFL moment (which the league itself has featured in its “Worst Plays Ever” collection):

This is not even close to the strangest thing Orlovsky has said or done as a member of the media, with some past highlights there including thoughts on bathroom usage, towels, red wine with ice cubes, spices (or lack thereof), Joe Montana, and more. But it is an odd thing, and one that has added Orlovsky to the ranks of unexpected insiders with KatyPerrysBootyHole and wetbutt23, FredTheDog04, Brian Chandler, and Mike Tice. Even if he tried a disclaimer of an edit. Remember, kids; delete and tweet again, don’t edit tweet.

[Dan Orlovsky on Twitter; top image of Orlovsky on First Take in 2022]

About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.