Professional athletes on Twitter is a gift that keeps on giving, and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith provided the masses with something to talk about on Monday.
ESPN's Skip Bayless is a man who never shies away from bold statements, and oftentimes his statements spark debate and lead to impassioned discussions.
Bayless is apparently tired of Robert Griffin III making headlines on a daily basis. He took to Twitter to voice his displeasure about the exposure RG3 receives, to which Smith offered a valid response:
@realskipbayless what about Tebow?— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) May 20, 2013
Folks made RG3s registry that he didn't even put out there a big deal smh let the guy live— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) May 20, 2013
While it's certainly true RG3 is a mainstay media obsession, he doesn't hold a candle to the exposure media outlets like ESPN and it's show First Take have given to Tebow over the past few years.
Bayless is likely tired of discussing things like RG3's fans giving him a room full of wedding presents. The Washington Redskins quarterback sent out a thank you to all his loving fans who spent money out of their own pockets to bless him and his soon-to-be wife, Rebecca Liddicoat:
Thank you to the Fans who are helping buy ALL the items from our wedding registry at Bed Bath & Beyond … say.ly/MLw5Rbg— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) May 19, 2013
Some of Griffin's followers didn't think he should have "allowed" his fans to buy him gifts, and controversy ensued.
From Bayless' message on Twitter, we can deduce that he's getting weary of discussing every minute detail about Griffin's life instead of dealing with "real" news issues.
Was Smith right to call out Bayless?
The problem here is that Bayless can't have it both ways. He has inundated the airwaves, radio waves and print media with Tebowmania since the quarterback entered the league four years ago.
Smith's response points this out beautifully, and Bayless must realize that even though he might not be interested in what RG3 had for breakfast, there will always be fans who are interested in things of this nature.
Fair is fair, and if Tebowmania is allowed to grow and thrive, then RG3-mania should have equal footing.
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