Biggest bust of the draft? That’d be the Bucs’ parrot, matey

Zsa Zsa the parrot is perched on the shoulder of Stephanie Dripps during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' draft announcement. (Courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Zsa Zsa the parrot is perched on the shoulder of Stephanie Dripps during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' draft announcement. (Courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Published April 28 2018
Updated April 28 2018

Look, there is no doubt that the NFL draft is a pressure cooker for all involved. Futures hang in the balance. Fandoms can crumble and fall with a single bad pick.

So it was no real surprise that Twitter was, um, all aTwitter during Saturday's third day once the 117th pick was announced. The target of all the outrage? Zsa Zsa the Catalina macaw.

Oh, Zsa Zsa. You had one job! (And apparently did it just fine, but hey, Internet). As Bucs beat writer Greg Auman pointed out earlier in the week, expectations were sky high on what this Bucs parrot would deliver.

And, well, #Fail.

A sampling of the ruffled feathers:

The Bucs may have to walk an actual plank to make up for this travesty.

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