Yeah, yeah, yeah, FSU won the championship, Jameis is some combination between Peyton-Brady-Unitas-Montana-Jesus, and Jimbo is the greatest coach in the history of organized sports. That’s all great and fine, but I want the real star. I wanna ride the lightning.
The 2013 season may not have seen a bigger cult hero emerge than FSU ball boy Red Lightning, aka Frankie Grizzle-Malgrat. The man bros down with Jameis, slings like Johnny Football, and runs like Renegade.
Let’s check the pulse of a nation in full embrace of gingervitis. Here are the best fan reactions on Twitter to Red Lightning.
Can’t decide if this Red Lightning thing is one of the best or worst things in sports. Leaning towards best. Video is classic.
— Pablo (@pabloknows) January 7, 2014
“The reason Florida State won: this moment when Red Lightning transferred his powers to Jameis pic.twitter.com/ZXpFY0Tkq1”
— Alexis Victor (@heyyvictor) January 7, 2014
There are legends and icons, then there is Red Lightning.
— Not James Vogel (@Not_James_Vogel) January 7, 2014
red lightning my idol
— smiley (@smilington) January 7, 2014
The only celebrity and real winner to come out of last nights game is Red Lightning
— CΛM (@CammaKid) January 7, 2014
That red lightning shit had me dying last night
— Tugg Speedman (@jonnybo14) January 7, 2014
— Chris (@SuspendedChris) January 7, 2014
The fact that a ball boy is now nationally known as Red Lightning & is legitimately more recognizable than some players? The internet, man.
— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) January 7, 2014
Only reason Florida state went undefeated and won the natty Is because of Red Lightning #Gingerpower
— Garrett (@garrettesteb) January 7, 2014
— Caleb Gonzales (@The_Gonz3) January 7, 2014
@kmitchy8203 yeah haha, Red lightning is running up sideline with so QB from FSU and apparently the HC of Bama and some guy named Lee Corso
— Alex Clouden (@alexclouden84) January 7, 2014
Red Lightning is a living legend
— Chris Kennedy (@ckennedy367) January 7, 2014
Red lightning could get it
— Alexis Nicole (@Lexieee_Louuu) January 7, 2014
— Jacob Qualls (@TheJakeQualls12) January 7, 2014
Still waiting on an ESPN special, interview and maybe even a 30 for 30 film on my boy Red Lightning
— ZBrett (@FlapjackZac) January 7, 2014
Do I have a red beard? Yes. Am I Red Lightning? No.
— Pigeon (@gorbelt) January 7, 2014
When I grow up I wanna be red lightning
— AJ Thrower (@YaBoyRedFlame) January 7, 2014
2 Red Lightnings followed me, and they say lightning doesn’t strike twice in one spot. Well ginger ones do
— Andrew Mills (@airKorean19) January 7, 2014
that time pablo chanted red lightning while standing on a table at cancuns and then got kicked out @graddash
— Emily S (@emspatz) January 7, 2014
I bet Red Lightning pounds mad fur
— Max Miriovsky (@Miriovsky53) January 7, 2014
Quiet, Tebow. Red Lightning is catching footballs
— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) January 7, 2014
@lsubooger Red Lightning won’t be so lucky when he comes down with the red thunder clap.
— Steve in Tampa (@stevis78) January 7, 2014