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Sharper to Shiancoe: Let's make a bet

I guess it's on now, Twitter-style.

New Orleans safety Darren Sharper responded Thursday evening in the latest installment of what we'll call the "X Files." As you recall, Sharper tweeted last Friday that the Saints will target the surgically-repaired ankle of Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre in the teams' Sept. 9 season opener. "X marks the spot," Sharper wrote.

Thursday, Visanthe Shiancoe noted that Sharper also had offseason surgery on his knee and added: "If 'X' marks the spot on Brett, I wonder what marks the spot on Sharper?"

As a full service blog, I'm happy to bring you Sharper's response:

  1. Darren Sharper sharper42 So visanthe stankoe X marks the spot on me, how bout X marks the spot for how many catches and TDs you'll have come Thursday night. X = zero

Ah, the old "Stankoe" joke never gets old. Sharper added:

  1. Darren Sharper sharper42 If you feeling yourself put your game check on it. No TDs and less than 3 catches you give me your game check. Now whose talking.

According to my records, Shiancoe's weekly game check this season will be $123,529.41.

Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie then followed through with his promise to jump in the next time Sharper tweeted:

  1. Bryant Mckinnie bigmacvikings @sharper42 oh so I heard u was on twitter going in, but I missed it! Man u don't want these problems.

I'll let you know if and when Shiancoe responds. The "X Files" are, like, so back.