Mike Florio, who runs the NFL website Pro Football Talk, got into some Twitter beef with the Jacksonville Jaguars mascot, Jaxson de Ville, on Wednesday night.
We were hoping this was a case of an NFL "writer" having some good clean fun with a cartoon character to entertain their respective followers.
The beef was real. And if you know anything about Florio, you know he's a prickly sourpuss who slicks back his hair and takes himself waaaaayyy too seriously. He's quick to block any naysayers and even quicker to try to prove he's witty.
But anyone who gets into a fight with a fictional character lacks more than wittiness. He also lacks self-awareness.
Check out all the DUMB after the jump:
Jaguars announce stadium enhancements, including new video boards and removal of 7,000 seats http://t.co/R4w67E44El— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 19, 2013
YOU'RE AN IDIOT FLORIO! The field is 360 feet long #moron— Jaxson DeVille (@JaxsonDeVille) June 19, 2013
figured you had To know something about football to work at PFT #guessnot— Jaxson DeVille (@JaxsonDeVille) June 20, 2013
@JaxsonDeVille . . . Kitty has claws. Rrrrrrrow.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 20, 2013
And other stuff! Difference between us: I can do your job No chance u can do mine— Jaxson DeVille (@JaxsonDeVille) June 20, 2013
Props to @ProFootballTalk for Capitalizing on people's lack of desire to Google search the web themselves for articles about their team.— Jaxson DeVille (@JaxsonDeVille) June 20, 2013
@JaxsonDeVille . . . Props to you for finding a mild upgrade from your gig as Eric the Clown.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 20, 2013
Mike @ProFootballTalk I Can keep busting U up all night but I got important things to do like cleaning my litter box now go copy and paste!— Jaxson DeVille (@JaxsonDeVille) June 20, 2013
Twitter beefs are always stupid in that it's basically an argument by two people living thousands of miles from each other saying loud angry things in 140 characters or less. Throw in sad Chester Cheetah and Seinfeld references to try to appear that you know what funny is makes it even more stupid.
And then when you're all out of references from a '90s sitcom and you start throwing out how many hits your website gets, you've pretty much lost the argument.
But then again, you lost it as soon as you said word one TO A MASCOT ON THE INTERNET.