NFL's Chris and Kyle Long Make Twitter Bet on 2014 NHL Playoffs

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistApril 18, 2014

St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long, left, talks to his brother Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long following an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in St. Louis. The Rams won 42-21. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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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:

St. Louis won Game 1 4-3 in a triple-overtime thriller, which led to this tweet from Chris:

Of course, that beckoned a classic response:

Even if Chris ends up losing this bet, he's already won the Twitter battle:

Chris also didn't want to let his brother get away with the cliche:

NFL fans better keep an eye on these two brothers as the series plays out.


[Chris Long, Kyle Long; h/t Fox Sports]