Laura Rutledge is one of the most respected and beloved broadcasters working for ESPN today.
Over the past couple of years she has built up a sizeable following both on TV and across social media, ensuring that any time she says or does anything it immediately becomes headline news.
It was more of the same this week.
A video featuring Rutledge went viral a few days back, and it’s easy to see why:
NFL Live takes on the Tortilla Challenge. It’s the sound of the smacks for me 🤣 @mspears96 @danorlovsky7 @AdamSchefter pic.twitter.com/8Vd15sx7JF
— Laura Rutledge (@LauraRutledge) July 30, 2022
With social media being what it is nowadays, reactions poured in immediately.
— Bobby (@King_Bammer2022) July 30, 2022
🤣🤣😂 I’m crying this is so horrible
— Diabolical I.C.E. (@225magnificent) July 30, 2022
— Shallene Holley (@ShalleneHolley) July 30, 2022
🤣🤣🤣 I love them so much lmao https://t.co/Bjq1XHUyPd
— Areanna (@areannamarie) August 1, 2022
Never realized how short Adam Schefter is. My man is like 5’3 https://t.co/yccQm1CfBK
— Jay Jay the Jets Fan (@King_Jay_1995) August 1, 2022
I’m gonna report you to all the Mexican abuelas I know y’all will be cancelled within 2-3 business days for wasting food https://t.co/oFzMYyzqH4
— Texas Raider Fan (@raider_texas) August 1, 2022
My football family is back 😂👏👏🤣 https://t.co/6YVJTb5CwS
— sharon tucker (@cocobunny2) July 31, 2022
Hard not to laugh at this! https://t.co/XhiuIttiFk
— Ken Barrett (@Bucs_Barrett) July 31, 2022
Big picture, the NFL season can’t get here fast enough. There’s a reason why Zach Wilson’s ex-BF’s treatment is a viral news story. Ditto for Brittany Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs training camp outfit. All of that gibberish will go away once actual football begins.
As for Rutledge, this probably isn’t the last time in the near future she’ll find herself going viral. Between her honest assessment of Matthew Stafford and her now-infamous photo at an SEC media event – she has little trouble setting the internet ablaze.
— Game 7 (@game7__) July 31, 2022
What will she ultimately blow up for next?
Time will tell.
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