So, Star Wars fans, was it worth it?
Wait, don’t answer that; we know what you’re going to say. The “final” trailer for The Force Awakens premiered last night during Monday Night Football, instantly turning a pretty terrible NFC East game between the Giants and Eagles into a genuine pop culture event. And while we didn’t get any of the exciting bells and whistles promised by a Redditor named “DatESPNGUY” – thanks for nothing, dude – we’re willing to bet you, the diehard Force fan, didn’t mind. Because the trailer was fucking awesome.
But what did bother many Star Wars obsessives was the fact that they had to sit through an entire first half of turnover-filled, low-octane football (trust us, guys, most games aren’t like this) before the trailer debuted. And while watching Eli Manning and Sam Bradford exchange interceptions is nobody’s idea of a good time, neither was Attack of the Clones – and we all made it through that (relatively) unscathed.
Either way, people weren’t feeling the football love.
I really hope the Eagles win the Star Wars Trailer Game tonight.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) October 19, 2015
Nobody cares about this game, just play the damn trailer
— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) October 20, 2015
Eagles and Giants somehow making America hate them more by stalling the Star Wars trailer.
— Sam Adams — boo! (@SamuelAAdams) October 20, 2015
Tom Coughlin starts to give halftime pep talk “Shut up coach the Star Wars trailer is about to air”
— Scary Dave Rappoccio (@DrawPlayDave) October 20, 2015
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) October 20, 2015
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) October 20, 2015
It didn’t take long for Star Wars fans to move on from football, though. While tickets were expected to go on sale within an hour of the trailer’s debut, Fandango got a head start on the competition by opening their online store early. Sure, they almost immediately experienced crashes and loading issues which sent fans everywhere into a frenzy, but you know what they say about patience – it’s a virtue, or something. Someone tell Chip Kelly.