The Dream Shake had a busy April Fools' Day.
It was so busy that the following day required Chandler Parsons to explain on Twitter his distaste for corndogs.
It started with Chandler Parsons getting food poisoning before the Rockets vs. Magic game:
Harden says sore foot feeling better but considers himself a game-time decision. Chandler Parsons (food poisoning) game-time as well.— Jason Friedman (@JasonCFriedman) April 1, 2013
Followed by some staged Tweets about Parsons performing a "Triple Double" (consuming 100 tater tots, 10 corndogs & 10 PBRs):
Has anyone heard anything about Parson's "triple double" last night? There wasn't a game.— Katy Umaña (@katy_umana) April 1, 2013
Then a staged Tweet about Parsons being spotted at a James Coney Island:
A friend of mine just told me he saw @chandlerparsons at a James Coney Island in Westheimer! Holy crap! #HTX #Houston #Rockets— Leo Ponce Jr. (@The_Ponce) April 1, 2013
And a Dream Shake article asking if Parsons had food poisoning or was actually sick from consuming the aforementioned 100 tater tots, 10 corndogs & 10 PBRs:
Rockets say Parsons has food poisoning. Twitter says he's sick from 100 tatertots 10 corndogs & 10 PBRs ow.ly/jDUxK— The Dream Shake (@DreamShakeSBN) April 1, 2013
Followed by Internet confusion:
Epic read - seriously Parsons? #cantmakethisstuffup "RT @dreamshakesbn: Parsons Game-Time Status Is A Mystery sbn.to/Z4vP6I"— John (@jhall29) April 1, 2013
Wtf??!! @dreamshakesbn: Rockets say Parsons has food poisoning. Twitter says he's sick from 100 tatertots 10 corndogs & 10 PBRs— Chris(@ChrisFountain33) April 1, 2013
Feeling prolific today, my @houstonpress post on ChandlerParsons curious case of food poisoning blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2013… (h/t @dreamshakesbn)— Sean Pendergast (@SeanCablinasian) April 2, 2013
Houston sports radio confusion:
@dreamshakesbn @seancablinasian hold on... The chandler parsons post was an April fools day joke?— nick wright (@getnickwright) April 2, 2013
Remember all those nice things I said abt @dreamshakesbn on the air today? I take them all back. The Parsons story was a prank. I'm an idiot— nick wright (@getnickwright) April 2, 2013
The prank came full circle when Chandler Parsons posted his distaste of corndogs on Twitter:
I don't even like corndogs...— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) April 2, 2013
But Dream Shake readers had it right all along:
To close. Chandler, we love you buddy. You're having an amazing season and the team wouldn't be in position for the playoffs without you.
We're happy to lead an e-campaign against the Mexican restaurant in Dallas you contracted food poisoning at and we are glad you've recovered. We've all been in your shoes and wish you the best (for me, street food at the 2010 World Cup in Pretoria).