Jeff Bezos is in Kansas City for tonight’s Thursday Night Football Amazon Prime debut between the Chiefs and Chargers, and the Amazon founder has set Twitter ablaze.
For starters, tonight apparently marks the first time in his very successful career that he’s shook a hand.
Apparently Bezos shook hands today for the first time ever. pic.twitter.com/s8ls8FiP9v
— Gunz (@TheGunzShow) September 16, 2022
What in the world is THAT?
I’ve seen a lot of handshakes over the years. I played baseball for 15 years, and had to learn so many different handshakes your head would spin.
But I’ve never seen that method.
The internet, of course, pounced.
Jeff Bezos trying to interact with normal human beings is a sight to behold. https://t.co/SKMyZt90rO
— Thomas Carrieri (@Thomas_Carrieri) September 16, 2022
— Kent Swanson (@kent_swanson) September 15, 2022
— Eli Lederman (@ByEliLederman) September 15, 2022
How about the biceps on Bezos, too? Absolute cannon of an arm, I’ll give him that. Guess that’s what $150 billion gets you.
The Amazon founder eventually made his way up the suites at Arrowhead Stadium, where he plopped his billion dollar butt right next to everyone’s favorite commissioner.
Roger Goodell and Bezos sat side-by-side for most of the first half, and Twitter couldn’t help but be a fly on the wall.
Roger Goodell is in some personal kind of hell while Jeff Bezos quietly steals the power of the NFL away from him pic.twitter.com/L4Kh5kT3er
— Matt Lively (@mattblively) September 16, 2022
“So my Amazon workers want to unionize. F them! Tell me, how did you pull off a CBA that doesn’t guarantee contracts while calling them ‘contracts””
Jeff Bezos and Roger Goodell pic.twitter.com/EqCrQa8Gh5
— ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) September 16, 2022
Jeff Bezos talking to Rodger Goodell pic.twitter.com/DtCeN7d0YF
— Kansas City Today (@KC__Today) September 16, 2022
— Spencer Raxter (@Spenmorax) September 16, 2022
— Drunk Ryan Poles (1-0) (@DrunkRyanPoles) September 16, 2022
NFL fans give Amazon Thursday Night Football mixed reviews
All in all, an eventful first half in KC!
As for the actual Amazon Prime product, viewers have so far been mixed. Some have liked it, others have called it awful and vowed never to buy it, and some have experienced buffering issues.
Hey, at least we get Al Michaels! No Kirk Herbstreit slide, though.
Feel like that’s a missed opportunity.
I was waiting on that Herbie slide in like Collinsworth lol https://t.co/KQmAzS2yHZ
— Reggie Wilson (@ReggieWilsonTV) September 16, 2022