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On Sunday afternoon, Russell Wilson was the latest victim of a little thing we will refer to as the Twitter trap.

You know, that unfortunate thing that happens when you tweet something, and people (or an NFL franchise) uncover said tweet at an inopportune time and use it to mercilessly troll you.

It is hard to tell exactly why the Seahawks quarterback decided to tweet this the day before Seattle's season opener against St Louis.

Some might call it a classic case of hubris. Perhaps he was just practicing a sort of winning mantra? Maybe Ciara told him to do it?

But no matter the motivation, the Rams didn't hesitate to call him out for his statement after St. Louis came up with a big overtime win Sunday:

So there's that. But, just in case Marshawn Lynch getting stuffed on fourth down in overtime to seal their defeat and the Rams clowning him for the world to see wasn't enough ... cue Benny Cunningham:

Yes, you heard him correctly: "1-0, baby. Retweet that!"

This is why football games are played on the field, not on the Internet.

UPDATE: Russell Wilson has answered back with a cheerful message that is undoubtedly a subtweet directed at the Rams:

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Patriots or Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX?

Super Bowl XLIX is just days away, and so-called "Deflategate" still is dominating the talk surrounding the game. No matter what, though, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will square off Sunday in Glendale, Arizona, with each team attempting to add to its legacy. The Seahawks are aiming for the first NFL repeat since ... New England, which won its second and third titles under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady in 2003 and 2004. Will it happen again, or will the legendary coach/QB combo get its elusive fourth ring?

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The numbers say Tom Brady no longer is a top-five quarterback. Brady, meanwhile, says only one number matters: the score. All of which is to say, the status of the New England Patriots star is up for discussion. Where does the three-time Super Bowl champion rank among the NFL's signal-callers today?

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According to sources, Colin Kaepernick is about to sign a six-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers worth more than $110 million -- with a record $61 million guaranteed. It's hard to argue with the team's success under the soon-to-be-fourth-year man, but where does he rank among his young quarterbacking peers?

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Russell Wilson, you've just won the Super Bowl. Where are you going? On Thursday, the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback gave his answer via Twitter: Surprise, Ariz., to appear at spring training with the Texas Rangers, who paid $12,000 to acquire him in the Rule 5 draft.

Wilson played in the Colorado Rockies' organization in 2010 and 2011 before being taken in the NFL draft. Two years into his career, he became a championship QB. As a Class A second baseman, Wilson hit .229 with 5 homers, 19 stolen bases and 118 strikeouts. This time on the diamond, Wilson likely won't be around very long; ESPN.com's Richard Durrett reports that he could participate in drills or just talk with Rangers players.

If he did stick, though, what would we see from Wilson?


QB to 2B?

Could Russell Wilson come close to matching his football success in baseball?

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