It’s been a great month for people named Jordan P.
First, Jordan Peele was one of the most prominent figures at the Academy Awards, where he won an Oscar for “Get Out,” the Best Picture nominee that he wrote and directed.
Then Michigan freshman Jordan Poole hit a buzzer-beating three on Saturday night to beat Houston and lift the Wolverines into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Both men are obviously different people — heck, Peele is more than twice Poole’s age — but the similarity of their names had plenty of people doing double takes as Poole hit the headlines.
That crop included Peele’s “Get Out” co-star Bradley Whitford.
— Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) March 18, 2018
Though most if not all of them were joking, so many people “congratulated” Peele on the Michigan victory that he felt compelled to thank everyone on Sunday afternoon.
I wanna thank everyone for the congratulatory messages. When you practice your jump shot as much as I have, you just hope one day it’ll pay off.
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) March 18, 2018
Here’s a sampling of the messages that Peele received.
— Robert Weiner (@robfatheatre) March 18, 2018
@JordanPeele, I may be a little late but congrats on your well deserved Oscar AND on your game-winning 3 against Houston last night!
— Jonathan Kemper (@only_kemporary) March 18, 2018
— Trump Whisperer (@Trumpwhisperer) March 18, 2018
— Ryan Torley (@J_Torls) March 18, 2018
No word on if Poole received similar congratulations for his Oscar a few weeks ago.
Or if he’s been working on his acting, writing and directing if this whole basketball thing doesn’t work out.
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