The St. Louis Rams' Chris Long and the Chicago Bears' Kyle Long had the chance to play against each other last season, but their brotherly rivalry is now hitting the ice.
Both players are cheering for their respective cities in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. However, only one of their teams can make it past the first round. The St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks are battling in the first round, with the Blues having home-ice advantage.
St. Louis won the season series three games to two, but three of the games were decided by one goal, and a fourth was a one-goal game until the final seconds.
Neither team appeared to have much of an edge entering the best-of-seven series. Thankfully, both Long brothers were willing to participate in a friendly bet:
Okay @JOEL9ONE & I have a wager - loser of the STL CHI series can't tweet for a month. I agree to this wager. May the best team win...— Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) April 17, 2014
St. Louis won Game 1 4-3 in a triple-overtime thriller, which led to this tweet from Chris:
.@Ky1eLong BANG BANG BANG %LGB— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) April 18, 2014
Of course, that beckoned a classic response:
It's one game— Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) April 18, 2014
Even if Chris ends up losing this bet, he's already won the Twitter battle:
.@Ky1eLong get your myspace ready— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) April 18, 2014
Chris also didn't want to let his brother get away with the cliche:
“@Ky1eLong: It's one game” epic, obvious statement— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) April 18, 2014
NFL fans better keep an eye on these two brothers as the series plays out.