Ready support your NFL team on social media? Of course you are—and this year, Twitter has an emoji for you.
The league and the social media company teamed up to create a new set of emojis for the upcoming 2016 season, and each of those has a hashtag to go along with it.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 7, 2016
Most of the teams played it straight, using their main logo for the emoji, including teams like the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, and New York Giants. But many teams got creative with their emojis, including the Minnesota Vikings—who went with the classic Viking helmet—and the Seattle Seahawks, who used the “12th Man” picture to represent their diehard fans.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) September 7, 2016
Many of the hashtags played into fan chants and some of the notable slogans that teams use, including the #DawgPound for the Cleveland Browns, #FlyEaglesFly for the Philadelphia Eagles, and #GoPackGo for the Green Bay Packers.
The Los Angeles Rams had one of the best ones among the NFL teams—the #MobSquad hashtag accompanied by their new logo:
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) September 7, 2016
Winners for the most unoriginal hashtag/emoji combinations: the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, and Dallas Cowboys. All of those teams used their standard logos with their team names as the hashtag. Sure, they get right to the point, but not too much creativity there. Hey, if it ain't broke....
Be prepared to rep your team on social media this season.