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Alex Morgan’s Celebration Inspired A Team Called The Sod Poodles To Do A ‘Tea Party Cam’

The Alex Morgan tea-sipping celebration is catching fire across the country, even finding its way to a minor-league baseball game in the Texas Panhandle town of Amarillo.

Morgan commemorated her goal in the USWNT’s 2-1 victory over England in the Women’s World Cup semifinals on Tuesday by pretending to drink a cup of tea. Because it’s 2019 and social media is still a thing, people got upset, sparking the U.S. co-captain to defend her celebration by saying guys do worse shit all the time — true — and that it was an homage to “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner, who was honored.

But not everyone hated the Alex Morgan tea-sipping celebration (ourselves included).

On Independence Day on Thursday, a Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres called the Amarillo Sod Poodles had a unique take on the Kiss Cam. Instead of asking fans to kiss or some other awkward thing, the stadium asked fans to do their best tea-sipping to honor the American hero that is Alex Morgan.

Sure, why not?

Now to the question you’re all asking: What the hell is a sod poodle?

What In The Heck Is A Sod Poodle?

A sod poodle, according to the Texas Standard, is supposedly an archaic name for a prairie dog. Prairie dogs, for those of you from east of the Mississippi, are not just what you do when you really gotta go No. 2 on a road trip; they’re little yapping, burrowing rodents who aren’t dogs at all.

Initially thought to be too weird for Amarillo (that’s more Austin’s thing), it’s now a bit more acceptable and the team even has its own fan-made theme song that’s almost not horrible. 

The team has a goofy “sod poodle” mascot who wears a cowboy hat and a bandana and for some reason looks more like a chipmunk than a prairie dog. And the social media department is desperate for a verified Twitter account. 

The Alex Morgan Tea-Sipping cam might be just the thing the team needs to get that blue checkmark. 


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