Last year, Umenyiora and Eagles running back LeSean McCoy got into a spat over Twitter during the offseason.
In reference to Umenyiora’s ongoing contract dispute with the Giants, McCoy gave his thoughts via Twitter:
Umenyiora did not take lightly to McCoy’s unfriendly fire, however, and could not resist replying with some very professional name-calling of his own. He referred to the Eagles back as “she” and “Lady Gaga” on his personal Twitter, then held onto the frustration throughout the season, according to PFT’s Josh Alper.
Umenyiora rekindled the flame between the two opponents with a friendly wish to his pal “Lady Gaga”:
Happy Mothers Day Lesean Mccoy! Enjoy your special day!!— Osi Umenyiora (@OsiUmenyiora) May 13, 2012
The tweet is evidence that even a year later, after winning the Super Bowl while McCoy spent his winter months at home, Umenyiora still holds some strong animosity towards him.
That animosity sparks some early hype for the upcoming battles between the Giants and Eagles—the first of which comes in Week 4 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football.
Louis Musto is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter.