If the main event this week features a reunion of quarterback and his 14-year employer, the undercard possibly includes a pair of guys currently on the same team.
It unfolded Tuesday night between Giants running back David Wilson and receiver Rueben Randle. Taken a round apart in the 2012 draft, the offensive teammates on one of the league’s most offensive teams went back and forth, firing shots that at the time didn’t seem like good-natured fun.
It started when Randle essentially told Wilson to shut up after Wilson posted one of those goofy, motivational “make sure y’all ride around and get it #allday” tweets.
Wilson responded by telling Randle “u suck ur on the bench of ma fantasy team.”
It escalated from there, as it often does on the Twitter, with Wilson telling Randle to “get off Twitter and get in your play book u bum,” Randle telling Wilson to do the same but adding “u might fumble it,” and Wilson telling Randle that if he drops another pass “I’m DROPPING U from my fantasy team.”
The insults continued until Randle crossed the line by referring to Wilson’s health status, which reportedly consists of a case of career-threatening spinal stenosis.
“Ain’t nutn wrong with yo neck. B Jacobs just punk’d u out ur spot,” Randle said.
It continued until Wilson apparently tried to suggest it was all in good fun: “On a serious note me, [Rueben Randle] and THE GIANTS love the game and winning We make mistakes but know we always play hard for the Team/Fans.”
So while it ended well, it was ugly at times throughout the process. Which in many ways parallels the Giants’ ugly season.
Except for the fact that it likely won’t end well.
Of course, this one won’t be over until coach Tom Coughlin has a chance to weigh in. Right after someone explains to him exactly what a Twitter is.