Determined not to let a natural disaster get the bulk of the media's attention, Colin Kaepernick inserted himself into the chaos consuming Texas, posting an insensitive photo to Instagram regarding the flooding that shut down the Houston area Monday night.

Kaepernick has recently embraced the hashtag #7tormsComing, which is his personal pledge to be a force on the football field next season. (Kaepernick wears No. 7 for the San Francisco 49ers.) He uses it in a number of different ways, many of them meaningless except to show his consistent focus on his football goals.

After the flooding in Houston, though, Kaepernick used the hashtag in a different way -- to tease the city and playfully suggest that the disaster was a product of messing with the quarterback.

The weekend flooding has killed at least two people, with at least 40 more people still missing.

Kaepernick deleted the post from his Instagram feed soon after publishing it. He used Twitter to apologize:


Between his football and his poor PR judgment, though, isn't it somewhat poetic that Kaepernick has nicknamed himself after a natural disaster?

According to the Twitter bio for the account @NYPDMTN, Deputy Inspector John B. Hart is the commanding officer for that precinct of the New York Police Department. On Wednesday, as David Letterman had his farewell show, Hart had the chance to take a photo with Peyton Manning outside the theater.

Hart posted the photo on Twitter, and the way he chose to describe Manning in the text of the tweet is classic New York:


As long as Eli's brother trails Eli in the category of Super Bowl rings, this kind of treatment is going to come with the territory, especially when that territory is New York City.

President Obama again showed his devotion to the White Sox this week when he joined Twitter -- @POTUS -- and followed every major pro team in Chicago except the Cubs. Obama picked up more than 2 million followers himself in the first three days of having an account. (For what it's worth, the Cubs have less than 600,000.)

Another newcomer to Twitter is Tony Romo. If there's one thing that the president and Cowboys quarterback have in common, it's a legion of trolls waiting to pounce on their accounts.

Who else should enter the Twitter fray? We consider on this episode of The Rundown:

Remember, kids: There's a reason elevators have capacity limits. If you were to, say, pack 24 college baseball players into a single elevator, you shouldn't be surprised if the elevator, hypothetically speaking, broke down and trapped all 24 of you inside.

Funny enough, this recently happened to Nebraska's baseball team. In Minneapolis to take on conference rival Minnesota, no less than two dozen of them crammed into an elevator for reasons unknown. Perhaps they were going to be late for practice. Perhaps the hotel's continental breakfast was about to shut down for the day.

The motivation is unimportant. What is important: those Huskers totally got stuck.


Fortunately, smartphones were on-scene to capture the mayhem:



Lastly, here's video of the sardines finally getting unpacked:


That's great to hear the team learned its lesson. Of much greater concern: that this lesson needed to be taught in the first place.

All it took was one tweet for Jessica Korda's dream to come true.

The 22-year-old golfer realized that she and her idol, Taylor Swift, were both going to be in Japan this week. So, with nothing to lose, Korda sent out this tweet:


To Korda's amazement, Swift responded:



Korda ended up going to the show and even got a picture with Swift:


In one of her acts during the concert Swift used a golf club as a prop. Korda got this video, which was retweeted by Swift to her nearly 60 million followers:



Korda and Swift's friendship goes back a few years. In 2012, when Korda was getting her start on the LPGA tour, she attributed her composure during a win at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open to Swift's song "Enchanted." Swift heard about the shout-out and sent Korda a bouquet of flowers.

Over the years Korda has been known to tweet about her love of Swift's music:




At a time when most NFL draft picks are content to ink their rookie contracts, Randy Gregory felt compelled to ink himself. Just days after being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys with the No. 60 pick, the former Nebraska star sealed his commitment in his skin.

Gregory's tattoo features the Dallas Cowboys star logo, and it represents what Gregory hopes will become a long, prosperous union.


Gregory's instant allegiance to the Cowboys franchise might be partially motivated by his painful freefall in the NFL draft, when he went from a possible first-round pick to barely landing at the end of the second round.

Even so, Gregory landed in one of the best situations possible. The Cowboys are in need of the former Husker's pass-rushing skills, and the franchise has great coaches and resources to help Gregory develop -- both on and off the field. Gregory has also said that his pre-draft meetings with the Cowboys got him very excited with what he might be able to accomplish in Dallas.

Provided he avoids any trouble in the future, Gregory's tenure in Dallas could be long and prosperous for both sides. If not, then he might come to regret that impulse tat.

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones has generally been regarded as one of the best athletes at tweeting. He's been subject to many viral tweets, but he may have topped himself again Friday.

Jones decided to play a "May Fools" prank on his Twitter followers. He started with this shocking tweet.


That tweet got Buckeyes fans on edge about the possible transfer of their star quarterback. He didn't stop there.


The panic began for Ohio State fans. How could its quarterback transfer to an in-state school? And Akron? Safe to say Columbus was going wild. Then, Jones let us in on his prank.


That got an expected amount of backlash from his Twitter followers. However, don't expect Jones to say sorry any time soon.


When you want to cut work to do something fun, how do you go about asking? Do you send an email or bring it up casually, or do you solicit help from an NFL superstar?

You probably haven't done the latter. Ashlee Sanchez did, though, because she's bold and daring. She bought tickets to J.J. Watt's charity softball game, which will be held this Friday, but hadn't gotten the day off from work.

So she reached out to Watt for help, and his response was answered better than she could have hoped for.


"The thing is, I have no authority to excuse her, only you do" Watt writes to Sanchez's boss. "What I will say, is that she purchased tickets to this sold-out event and she is willing to drive five hours to come support us and help raise money, which in turn is going to change the lives of many young kids."

Sanchez will most definitely be showing the note to her boss -- if he hasn't seen it on the Internet already.


So far, though, Sanchez hasn't heard either way from her boss. According to her Twitter, Wednesday is her first day at this new job, which means she is walking in the door immediately asking to take her third day of work off.

Sure, it's not a great look for a new employee. But come on, boss, you can't say no now. We all know about it -- if you say no, you'll basically be the worst boss in the country.

Do it for the children.

UPDATE: Ashlee's boss has indeed given her permission to go to the softball game. Her boss, the the District Clerk of Cameron County in Texas, wrote his own message to J.J. Watt, saying he approved of Ashlee's community involvement.


Of course, Eric Garza also managed to throw in a "Go Cowboys!" cheer at the end. But Watt should be able to forgive that jab.

It took him half a year, but Wale finally got the last word with fellow rapper Drake.

On Nov. 7, the Raptors dominated the Wizards from the opening tip in what Washington coach Randy Wittman called an "old-fashioned butt-whopping."

Drake, a Toronto native who is an official ambassador for the Raptors, was at the game. Afterwards he posted a photo on Instagram and tagged Wale, a big Wizards fan who is now an employee of the organization.


@wale

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Wale didn't respond at the time, but he got all the ammunition he needed during the Wizards' impressive first-round sweep of the Raptors.


Wale, whose real name is Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, cleverly used a hashtag associated with Drake's album, "Nothing Was the Same," sometimes abbreviated as NWTS.


"Nothing Was the Same" isn't the only one of Drake's albums that Wale incorporated in his trolling. He also came up with a new take on Drake's most recent mixtape, "If You're Reading This It's Too Late."


Paul Pierce used the same message in a photo that he tweeted after the game:


After a shaky end to the regular season, Pierce re-emerged as a crucial player for Washington in the series sweep. He averaged 15.5 points-per-game on 58 percent shooting.

It's been a rough month for Drake, who has seen both of his basketball teams stumble against lower-ranked opponents. First, his undefeated Kentucky Wildcats fell to the Wisconsin Badgers in the Final Four. Then, the fourth-seeded Raptors couldn't even manage to win one game against the fifth-seeded Wizards.

Drake didn't respond directly to Wale or Pierce, but he did post this note to Instagram:


It took nearly two years, but Marshall Henderson finally got his revenge on Erin Andrews.

The feisty former Ole Miss guard took some heat from Andrews in July 2013 after he was indefinitely suspended for a failed drug test. The news came after Henderson's breakout season, during which he led Ole Miss to the third round of the NCAA tournament and made a name for himself as a talented but troubled star.


Now the tables have turned somewhat, as Andrews' boyfriend is the one caught with drugs. Jarret Stoll, the broadcaster's beau and Los Angeles Kings center, was arrested in Las Vegas after being suspected of having cocaine and ecstasy. Stoll was jailed on multiple drug possession counts and released after posting $5,000 bail.

Henderson, who now plays professionally in Iraq, swooped in for his long awaited-vengeance with this tweet:


Predictably, Henderson's words elicited a strong reaction from the sports Twittersphere:







Andrews has not tweeted since April 17, the day of Stoll's arrest.

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