Chris Long And Anthony Davis Engage In “Friendly” Twitter Feud


December 2, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long (91) defends against San Francisco 49ers tackle Anthony Davis (76) during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. St. Louis defeated San Francisco 16-13 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Despite the ever-increasing usage of social media as a platform for consuming and distributing information across the sports world, some “old school” fans still prefer the traditional newspaper articles, web posts, or SportsCenter. However, if those are your main sources of sports content, you may sorely miss out on the some of the “hidden gems” in the sports world: Twitter beef!

There was plenty of “meat” going around his evening on Twitter, as San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle, Anthony Davis, decided to take shots at rival St. Louis Rams defensive end, Chris Long. It all started with this tweet…

Chris Long, an avid “Twitterer,” did not take too kindly to those implied words. But, as requested by Mr. Davis, someone asked Chris Long, and he replied. Oh, did he ever reply!

For those that aren’t as familiar with Twitter, including the other persons name (i.e. using the @, followed by their Twitter name) makes sure that those Tweeted comments get set directly to that person. Long did not seem afraid to let Davis know how he felt about the original comments.

However, Davis continued to tweet out messages from his account, without responding directly to Chris Long. This is what we in the Twitter World like to call “subtweeting.”

Davis did respond to Chris Long directly in one tweet, but immediately deleted it from his account. Luckily, Long was quick to reply, quoting Davis’ comments and responding with his own subtle message at the end.

Chris Long also made it a point to respond to another one of Davis’ subtweets, calling out the 49ers’ offensive tackle for not speaking “directly” to him when making his comments on Twitter.

Davis continued his monologue on Twitter…

After that tweet, Davis appeared to take a hiatus from Twitter, opting out of continuing the “conversation” with Chris Long through social media. Long, per usual, continued to interact with his followers, sharing some of the more comical replies from a handful of Anthony Davis “supporters.”

Chris Long and the San Francisco 49ers fan base have shared some friendly banter over the last year. Long, the stand-up gentleman that he is, has always been willing to chat with fans via social media, including those from the rival fan base. There are few things in the Twitterverse more entertaining than players interacting with other players and fans. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you should make one immediately, solely for the purpose of enjoying the Chris Long show on Twitter. Mr. Long said it best, himself.

Yes you do, sir. And everyone in Rams Nation appreciated it! He would end the conversation with one final comment, a gesture of “peace and goodwill.”

Good on ya, mate. Thanks for the show! You can follow Chris Long  on Twitter by clicking the link, and make sure to also follow Ramblin’ Fan for your St. Louis Rams stories and updates.