What happened to TWIS?

Submitted by canzior on September 19th, 2016 at 3:08 PM

Does anyone know why Brian stopped doing TWIS? That was one of my favorite things to read and it doesn't seem like anyone has really taken over since he stopped.  This week's stars would be:


FSU (Saturday)

Ole Miss

FSU (Sunday - hangover edition)

Wisconsin in the 4th qtr


LSU (fun even when they win)





September 19th, 2016 at 3:09 PM ^

I don't know the why, but Brian stopped before last season. They had someone else doing it last year but it wasn't nearly as good. No clue if that's why they aren't doing it this year.


September 19th, 2016 at 3:16 PM ^

The fill-in after Brian stopped doing it was Ryan Nanni, I believe (@celebrityhottub on Twitter), and as I recall, a lot of people here anyway complained about how they were pretty up and down quality-wise after that (I would agree). This year, it seems to have been farmed out to various SBNation sites - it might have been Alabama's site even picking up the slack last week, if I am right. 

Anyway, it seems as if it is a feature that might blink out - I hope I am wrong there. 

oriental andrew

September 19th, 2016 at 3:27 PM ^

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Found it and it is... not very funny. Basically just trolls the SB nation comments sections from the losers of a handful of games and throws in a GIF and poll. Doesn't bother to look at other fan sites/boards/blogs. 

Ryan Nanni at least added an appropriate level of snark, although it was a step down from Brian's version of it. That's too bad. 

In case you want to torture yourself, here is the new version of TWIS, now called NSFW (because they use bad words).



September 19th, 2016 at 3:22 PM ^

I think Brian handed it off a couple years back because he said something along of the lines of being at a place in his career where he just wanted to write and no longer needed/wanted to troll message boards for funny comments.


September 19th, 2016 at 3:29 PM ^

I'm in the minority but I felt like TWIS was one or two good rants/nervous breakdowns, and a bunch of generic swear words assembled in slightly different ways. It got worse as it gained popularity, with people seemingly vying for a spot by going over the top in artificial anger.

Ty Butterfield

September 19th, 2016 at 7:57 PM ^

So glad Brian Kelly never ended up at Michigan. I can't believe ND actually just gave him a contract extension. Kelly always thinks he is the smartest guy in the room and you can see this by quality, or lack there of, of his DC. It should have been obvious in his first season he was in over his head. Especially after losing at home to Tellllllsa and telling everyone to "get used to it." Harbaugh better not lose to this clown.