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The public display of affection between Giants Pro Bowl DE Osi Umenyiora and Eagles RB LeSean McCoy reached a fever pitch this offseason, with McCoy tweeting that:
"[Osi Umenyiora is] Overrated n soft 3rd best d-line on his team honestly."
That didn't sit well with Umenyiora, whose tackle McCoy broke en route to his 50-yard, game-winning touchdown when the teams played in November. The Giants DE fired back with the following comments:
"I mean, he's a girl, man. Who does stuff like that? If he has more of those things to say, he can say 'em to my face. Don't be no Twitter gangster man."
Umenyiora also called McCoy "Lady Gaga" and said that this recent media feud between the two stars is nothing new:
"Me and Him [Eagles RB LeSean McCoy], we had words on the field—both times we played [during the 2010 NFL season]. I hate him, he hates me, period."
As entertaining as this entire exchange has been, it's overblown. Football is an intense sport. The players are fiery competitors. The Giants and Eagles are heated rivals. It happens. Should it have gone public on Twitter and in the media? Probably not. But should we still be talking about it? Definitely not.
It's also worth mentioning here that the other headline of Osi's offseason—his new contract and trade demands—is overblown. The Giants don't want to trade one of their best defensive playmakers, and they don't want to pay him any more money. Shocking. Osi wants more money. Shocking.
This will all be forgotten in another week. Shocking.