Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Now THAT'S Smack Talking


I'm rolling on the floor with laughter at this one:
Multiple league sources tell us that the Chargers have fined cornerback Antonio Cromartie $2,500 for complaining on Twitter about the quality of the food at training camp.

As best we can tell, this is the offending tweet, from July 31 at 3:46 p.m.: "Man we have 2 have the most nasty food of any team. Damn can we upgrade 4 str8 years the same ish maybe that's y we can't we the SB we need."

That phrase translates to the following in English, we think: "Man, we have to have the most nasty food of any team. Damn, can we upgrade? Four straight years the same sh-t. Maybe that's why we can't get the Super Bowl we need."

Per one source, coach Norv Turner has specifically told the team not to talk about any team matters on Twitter or any other online social media.

Said a player whose name we've been asked to keep anonymous: "Tweeting was invented for 7th grade girls. We have a bunch of girls in this league!"

In an unrelated note, Cromartie's tweeting frequency seems to have reduced lately.

I don't know what's funnier--that MSNBC.Com felt compelled to "translate" Cromartie's Tweet or that "tweeting was invented for 7th grade girls."

Now there's a business model for you.

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