Bill Simmons is mostly known as being a sports writer and sports media personality that has never been one to stay quiet about his controversial opinions to the public. Well on Monday, Simmons received a taste of his own medicine.
During Sunday night’s game between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, Simmons (a known Patriot diehard) was clearly getting a little peeved with NBC broadcaster Cris Collinsworth and his admiration of the Seahawks’ offensive line.
Somebody needs to gently break the news to Collinsworth that the Pats have a weak front 7 and that’s why Seattle’s o-line looks good.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) November 14, 2016
The game ended with Seattle beating New England 31-24 and a response from Collinsworth to Simmons’ remarks were nowhere to be found. At least that is what everyone thought.
As a former NFL wide receiver with the Cincinnati Bengals, Collinsworth has plenty of experience in trash talking back and forth with his colleagues in the sports world. On Monday, he replied to Simmons’ tweet from Sunday night with some jaw-dropping remarks that likely even made the writer gasp a little.
In his post, Collinsworth went straight for the knock out punch, Conor McGregor-style. Simmons recently had his HBO show Any Given Wednesday canceled after just four months due to the show failing to draw more excitement than the amount that is generated from a homeless guy after being given a job application.
Unfortunately, Collinsworth later deleted the tweet from his account and it can no longer be viewed on the social media website. But this is 2016, and nothing really ever disappears once it is hatched into existence on the internet.
The tweet was likely deleted due to some higher ups at NBC getting ahold of Collinsworth and telling him that the post needed to be taken down. Which really just takes all the fun out of it.
This is not the first time in which Simmons has tweeted about the work of Collinsworth on a Sunday Night Football broadcast.
I love when Collinsworth pretends that a terrible game with a close score is a great game. It’s like Michael Cole selling a Shamus match.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 17, 2016
The NBC broadcaster was obviously fed up with the constant ridicule from Simmons (kidding or not) and let his fingers do the talking. Perhaps Simmons should focus more on his own performance on television and less on the professionals who have years of experience and success to back up their methods.