Thursday, January 10, 2013
Your intracity fighting words
By DJ Gallo
Sports fans love a good rivalry. Team versus team. City versus city. Athlete versus athlete. Blood feuds sustain us.
But what if we stopped limiting rivalries to teams in other cities and opened up the disdain to teams within individual cities. On Tuesday we saw an example of this amazing untapped resource of sports hatred when the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Stars got in a Twitter feud.
It’s time other teams followed suit, dropped the gentleman’s agreement of polite intracity support and cooperation, and let the Twitter hate flow.
@Pirates Speaking of no one cares … the NHL is back!
@pghpenguins @Pirates Maybe you should spend less time making fun of hockey and more time trying to break .500. #1992
@steelers Ha! Tell 'em, @pghpenguins!
@pghpenguins Who are you to talk, @steelers? #8and8 #FootballPirates
@Buckeye_Nation Speaking of things that don’t matter … the NHL is back!
@BlueJacketsNHL Speaking of things that don’t matter … @Buckeye_Nation’s 2012 football season!
@Buckeye_Nation @BlueJacketsNHL You’ll be lucky if you win 12 games this year.
@BlueJacketsNHL @Buckeye_Nation Maybe. Too bad we can’t afford to pay our players what you do.
@Marlins The @MiamiHEAT look like garbage lately. Losers of four of seven.
@MiamiHEAT @Marlins How is it that you have nearly 70,000 Twitter followers, yet can’t get seven people at your games?
@Yankees Have you seen this Rex Ryan Sanchez tattoo? What a buffoon that guy is.
@nyjets @Yankees What’s worse: being stuck with an embarrassing $200 tattoo or embarrassing $275 million third baseman?
@Lakers Attention fans: Our next home game is Friday against the Thunder.
@LAClippers Attention @Lakers fans: If you want to see a local team win a game at the Staples Center, our next home game is Saturday against the Magic.
@MapleLeafs So excited the lockout is over!
@Raptors @MapleLeafs Now your fans can switch from the depression of no hockey to the depression of watching you play.
@MapleLeafs @Raptors Because you’re so successful.
@Raptors @MapleLeafs Nope. But at least we’re not crapping all over Canada’s heritage every time we play a game.
@Nationals Looks like the @Redskins would have been better off if they took a cautious approach with RGIII like we did with Strasburg.
@Redskins Thanks, @Nationals. But we’ll ask you for medical advice only if we have questions about choking.
@Nationals @Redskins Ouch. But we’ll all know @washcaps is the true expert around here on choking.
@WashWizards @Nationals @Redskins @washcaps We would give anything to be called chokers if that meant we at least made the playoffs.