Millennials complain about their age after watching a video in which the best college football players cannot identify Britney Spears, TLC, the cast of Seinfeld or an image of the AOL dial-up screen.
While Louisiana State University played (and won) Clemson University in the NCAA College Football Championship game on Monday, ESPN He had some fun with some of the team players, who were born between 1998 and 2001.
In a video that the network shared on Twitter, players are shown images of famous artists, television shows and technology from the 90s, and fail miserably to name them, confusing … Baby One More Time-was Britney Spears by Lady Gaga and TLC for Destiny’s Child.
You dont have anything! ESPN questioned Clemson and LSU soccer players about the 90’s pop culture, and none knew that the image shown here was from AOL
Oh honey, honey, how were they supposed to know? The players, all born between 1998 and 2001, also mistakenly identified Britney Spears as Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan or Hilary Duff.
What is the deal? When they were shown this photo of the cast of Seinfeld, they wondered if it was the cast of Friends or The Big Bang Theory
Final scrubs: they did not recognize TLC either, assuming that this image shows Destiny’s Child or, in the case of this player, the Spice Girls
‘They may be playing for a national championship, but can some of these @ClemsonFB and @LSUfootball players identify Britney Spears? SPOILER: No, they can’t, ‘tweeted ESPN
The video, which has been viewed a million times in less than 24 hours, features players like Trevor Lawrence, Grant Delpit and Ja’Marr Chase of LSU, and Justyn Ross of Clemson.
After sharing the years in which they were born, the youngsters are given cards with pictures and are asked to name what they see.
Again and again, they were perplexed.
Holding an image of Britney Spears in the … Baby One More Time music video, an iconic image of the singer in her schoolgirl uniform and pigtails, players look for a name without success.
Something was not right here! They were even shown one of Britney’s most iconic images, from his 1998 music video for … Baby One More Time
Technology: All players are digitally native and have never known a moment without internet. When they used the computers, the modems were obsolete
Tragic: the TLC girl group and the rapper The TLC girl group and the rapper Nas, who released their most recent album in 1998, also left them perplexed
They assume that the picture shows Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff and ‘Zoey 101’s girl’, who was quite close, since the star of that show was Britney’s little sister, Jamie Lynn.
“I don’t know who she is,” says one, while another insists: “I’ve never seen her before in my life.”
They are also presented with an image of the dial-up screen for AOL, which shows the three icons that indicated that the login was successful. In the late 90s, the image was accompanied by the squeaky sound of a modem.
“I’m trying to figure out what the hell this is,” says one. ‘What is this, really?’
‘Is this, like, a website or something?’ ask another player, while a third surprisingly asks if it’s MySpace.
Even when they are informed that it is AOL, one asks what that is and wonders if it is a game.
Who needs one when there is transmission? Several guessed what a VCR was, or at least knew it was similar to a DVD player
Not quite: although some knew Nas, at least one player assumed it was Lil Bow Wow
Never let go! Titanic has some success, although at least one player thought that this image showed Romeo and Juliet
I have one! The only one everyone knew was Martin’s cast, which still has reps on BET
When he is told that this is how people connected online, he asks: “What online?”
Several manage to identify a VCR, although two look for the name and assume it is a “movie player” or “DVD player.”
Below is an image of rapper Nas, who released his last album in 2018 and has been active since 1994.
“I feel like I should meet him, but no,” says one.
Others say ‘I don’t know,’ and one guesses Bow Wow, but several manage to name him.
When an iconic image of the Titanic movie is shown with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet ‘flying’ at the bow of the ship, a player guesses ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
A click of TLC also leaves them perplexed, with one player guessing the Spice Girls and another at Destiny’s Child.
Fast aging: Twitter users are horrified by the age of the video.
A photo of the cast of Seinfeld invites players to name Friends and the Big Bang Theory.
In fact, the only image that most players identify correctly is a promotional image for the comedy Martin Martin, which still runs in syndication on BET.
Since the video was published, it has caused a lot of shocking reactions on Twitter from older users who are baffled that people too young to meet Britney Spears or TLC can be old enough to play college.
I feel old, but that was very funny. When he said “online what” when they explained AOL, “ESPN reporter Tom VanHaaren wrote.
“Spice Girls” !!!!!!! Oh, these guys need to be educated smdh ‘, another Twitter user intervened.
“It was all fun and games until they couldn’t identify Nas,” said a third, while a fourth wrote: “This makes me very sad and I feel really very very old.”