Some Redblacks-Bombers Twitter beef that actually seems real

Much of the Twitter “beef” between CFL teams has a contrived feel to it these days but today’s little spat between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Ottawa Redblacks felt real enough.

It started when a fan asked for some dating advice…

The Redblacks responded quickly and took a shot at the Bombers’ Grey Cup drought, which is the longest current streak in the league. This did not sit well with the Bombers, who fired back – hard.

That elicited a bunch of replies from fans accusing the Bombers of being a touch too salty and still out of sorts after the Darian Durant retirement debacle…

For their part, the Redblacks continued to rub salt in the wound…

https://twitter.com/REDBLACKS/status/996080366124347394

And of course the Riders joined in…

Anyway, cooler heads eventual prevailed, everyone eventually claimed it was all in good fun and everyone reverted to their usual milquetoast responses.

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34 Comments on Some Redblacks-Bombers Twitter beef that actually seems real

  1. Whoever runs BB social should be canned along with that PR guy. What a gong show.

  2. Who’s more incompetent – – the Bombers social media director or the Bombers GM?

  3. Mr Red. // May 14, 2018 at 8:23 pm //

    Good, some real animosity is a good thing

  4. Time the pent up tension was taken out on the field. Looking forward to it.

  5. Lancaster/Reed // May 14, 2018 at 8:57 pm //

    It seems like the bombers social media manager has lost his mind. First he starts an over the top Twitter fight with Durant, then this with the Redblacks. Bad news on the home front?

  6. solara2000 // May 14, 2018 at 10:05 pm //

    And the purpose of this ‘football-site’ story?

  7. Lancaster/Reed // May 14, 2018 at 10:39 pm //

    This story just underlines just how immature the bluebombers acted with the Durant retirement. Compare it to how Jones and the riders reacted when Mo Price retired. Price never told the riders he was considering retirement, unlike the bombers who were aware for at least 3 weeks prior. The riders found out when price filed retirement papers with the league. Now that is blindsided 3down. Not what Durant did. Also in comparison , not one comment by 3down or the comment section about how low class price was.
    Here was Jones response. “We are surprised and disappointed to hear of Maurice Price’s decision to retire,” stated Riders General Manager and Head Coach Chris Jones. “We were given no indication when we acquired Maurice and negotiated a new contract that he may not continue playing.

    “As a team we will continue to move forward with our free agent camps and work through the CFL Draft. An opportunity has opened up for another player.”
    There was no public whining about wanting Price to return the signing bonus. In fact , there is no indication that they even asked for the money back.
    Now, before you lose your minds, I am not blindly defending Durant here. He shouldn’t have engaged the haters on twitter as hard as that might be , although I do think responding to the bombers twitter was well within his rights, and in no way classless. The timing was worse for the bombers as it was a lot closer to training camp, but they did have 3 weeks notice to look at their options if Durant retired. A QB is obviously harder to replace than a receiver so the bombers are in a tougher situation than the riders were. But overall, the bombers badly overreacted publically, and it makes their organization look immature and petty.

    • Mr Red. // May 15, 2018 at 1:06 am //

      WOW!
      How desperate you are to try to show the slightest bit of integrity in the riders organization. You rambled on, creating the longest comment in 3downnation history.
      Mo Price is not Darian Durant in terms of star power. Can’t compare the situations.

      • Say what? You have been trolling for quite some time about how useless DD was…now, it suits you to say he has “star power?” Which is it?

      • Lancaster/Reed // May 15, 2018 at 1:25 am //

        Its pretty obvious you never read the whole comment, since I address the difference between replacing a QB and a receiver, but im not at all surprised since you have never shown an abilty to focus on anything beyond your own insane lies and ramblings.

      • riderontheisland // May 15, 2018 at 10:55 am //

        Mr. Red, the man of many faces and no integrity

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  8. Looks like former Bomber, Lion, and Argo Lin-J Shell prevented a potential serious event. Good on him.

  9. Rider Fan // May 14, 2018 at 11:43 pm //

    Lots of animosity this early in the year. This should bode well for the support in the season. I don’t agree with what DD did. He has and everyone will have to meet be on. Maybe the GM in the Peg has learned something. We all love our teams, maybe just a bit of humility could be nice

  10. Crap is Green // May 14, 2018 at 11:58 pm //

    With head coach Chris Jones there’s a statement Simone else is being immature?! HA!!! The biggest baby in the league and a cheat and BSer.

    Why is it most fans here are somewhat reasonable except for slimy greasy rider fans?!

    What a bunch of self involved, self centred goofs!

    Go wipe your bums

    • Who is Simone else?

    • And you think YOU are reasonable with those comments? You need to grow up and man up. I bet you wouldn’t say that to any Riders face now would you? Or one of their fans, but behind you’re keyboard you’re a big man.

    • Lancaster/Reed // May 15, 2018 at 12:16 am //

      So dickweed, point out what was unreasonable in my statement?

    • MR Green // May 15, 2018 at 12:41 am //

      All that to make one comment before you get blocked. Someone who judges others like that is judging themselves. Look in the mirror and after that sweep up the broken glass.

    • True green // May 15, 2018 at 1:50 am //

      You’re calling Rider fans goofs, while ending your comment with “go wipe your bums”?!?! Dude I don’t even know where to start. What did you crawl out of? You sound alike a 6 year old with 3 functioning brain cells and a single digit IQ.

  11. Crap is Green // May 15, 2018 at 3:26 am //

    See how easy that was! 😀

    Took the bait just like the chowderheads they are. Watch the clowns spin again and shoot tears and blood from – wherever.

    Is it just me or does the roof on mosaic look like a big toilet seat?

    Rider fans are so fickle. Now Giver boys! ;D

    • Go tell Simone Else

    • Lol there sure is a lot of immature people on this site. God forbid there is actually some intellectual football talk someday.
      It’s okay, let the little babies think they are significant and rile up the fans. You just can’t fix stupid people, so its easier to ignore them.

  12. patlynch // May 15, 2018 at 7:41 am //

    Wow ! There’s some real grownup commentary on this site . The “innernet” sure brings out the best in people .

  13. Giving a Rider fan access to the internet is like letting a baby go with out a diaper. Crap everywhere.
    How many football franchises does it take for Ottawa to play in the CFL? Hmmm…
    Cut the Bombers a little slack right now, they are a little sensitive right now. They should focus on their charity work. If they can give $70K to DD to adjust to life after becoming a washed up football player then I am sure they can pull up another $70K together for Ottawa to help start the “Help Save the Rough Rid… er.. Help Save the Renega… uh… Help Save the Red..” wudever they call themselves now campaign.

    • One franchise and TWO grey cup appearances in 3 years.
      One Grey Cup Championship in 4 seasons.
      Enough said

      • 3 Years, 4 seasons, 2 appearances, 1 championship… Jeff please stop; you’re losing me with all those high numbers. *cough cough* 90 something years in the league, 20 something grey cup appearances, 10 championships. 0 failed franchises.

  14. Bombs Away! // May 15, 2018 at 10:56 am //

    Can someone confirm the rumour Ottawa is again fielding a team this year. I think the Bomber fans are more disappointed that sensitive. Many fail to realize they were dealing with a scum bag who could not admit to himself he was washed up (2016 17 stats).

    Walters can only be blamed for having taken pity on the guy and wishing to help him out as selling used cars still does not do much for a new baby. Also, he should never have mentioned that DD might end up in 3rd place on the list.

    Shortly the TC season will be here and DD will be forgotten except for the fact people will always have to say DD did not retire a rider. Sad the Riders could not keep him around as was he not God in that gopher invested hole?

  15. RiderPrider // May 15, 2018 at 11:10 am //

    Loved this comment. You actually got a legitimate laugh out loud this morning!

    PS You need to be able to laugh at yourselves people, everybody chill out. 🙂

    • RiderPrider // May 15, 2018 at 11:11 am //

      I meant the recent comment by “Dwayne”. Would have helped if I had replied to his comment properly!

  16. Bleeding Green // May 15, 2018 at 11:19 pm //

    3Down. So desperate for content. Don’t worry, we want the season to start as much as you do so you can report on actual football related issues… Not “Twitter beef” between grown men. And really Riders? You have 4 cups in like 600 years. don’t @ into this thread. SMH

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