Two runaway llamas offered one-year deals with Cardinals

Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama darting through the streets of Sun City during the lunch hour. Cars and golf carts stopped in their tracks because of the wayward livestock.

Their televised breakout quickly inspired a Twitter account and several hashtags including #LlamasonTheLoose, #llamadrama and #TEAMLLAMAS.

ESPN, the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos even got in on the fun.

The Broncos are pretty confident that linebacker Brandon Marshall would have no trouble with said llamas. 

The Sports Digital Editor for The Denver Post gave the world of Twitter this photo of the llamas going Thelma and Louis. 

The llama saga also made actor Lorenzo Lamas a trending topic. Lamas was mentioned in more than 270 tweets in an hour, according to social analytics website Topsy. 

If this isn’t proof that it’s been a slow day for NFL news, we don’t know what is.

Disclaimer: No Llamas were harmed during any tweets about today’s chase.


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