Posted by Holly Phelps on June 3, 2010
All hail the Twitter turf war.
For the last week, ex-Viking (and ex-Packer) safety Darren Sharper, now a Saint, has been chirping back and forth with current Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe. You remember what happened last year, right? The Saints beat up Favre in that NFC title game and went on to win the Super Bowl. Favre took pictures of his bruises, and then months later did a back-and-forth on whether he would get surgery.
If you haven’t been following this latest development, BASICALLY, Sharper poked fun at Brett for getting the surgery, Shiancoe poked back, the whole thing devolved to name-calling and double-dog dares, and then Shiancoe compared Sharper to Osama. You know…typical guy stuff.
For your amusement, here are all the relevant tweets (with links back to Twitter):
Sharper42: Well y’all seen Brett had surgery on that ankle we got after in the championship game. Come Thursday night 1st game. X marks the spot.
Vshiancoe: Ask your bold D-coordinator to have u check me all game.. we’ll see where that “sharper shake” takes you @sharper42
Vshiancoe: You went for my legs twice in the championship game.. it was mano y mano, I would think that the mighty “Sharper Shaker” wouldnt shy from…
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
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.
Vshiancoe: TRUE STORY! Before target practice a soldier suggested a custom target for me. Guess he wanted to start my engine early for the SAINTS game!
Vshiancoe: “X- marks the spot”.. Loved the idea, ehhh so I went for it http://twitpic.com/show/large/1t6nor (see pic at right)
Vshiancoe (note – this tweet has now been deleted): The aftermath.. Can’t even hold a game check with hands like that.. See you thurs night @sharper42
Sharper42: @vshiancoe ok homeboy you done went too far, making me out to be something that has brought this country alot of heartache.
Sharper42: Imma bust you right under your chinstrap from the first play on. I don’t care about the fine. F the money Imma do it for the red,white&blue
Sharper42: And you’ll see me cuz I’ll be dressed in black & gold. Protect your neck that’s all the warning you get.
Vshiancoe: Those statements were the epitome of a crooked politician.. have some class “homeboy” @sharper42
UPDATE @ 12:00pm EST: And still, it continues!
Vshiancoe: That target was already set up for me… No insult was intended to anyone
Vshiancoe : You are the FURTHEST thing from a physical safety.. even you know that your sofT with a capital “T!” You remind me of a growling chihuahua..
Vshiancoe: ..don’t get your jaw broken trying to be a tough guy. Stay “sofT” and be yourself.. a ball hawk
Now, there are a couple different ways to look at all of this. Me? I’m looking forward to that match-up in September. What’s your take?
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