Tap, tap, tap: The fans are talking trash

Cyber spud

The Last Word

Super Bowl Xxxv

Ravens vs. Giants

January 27, 2001|By Michael Stroh | Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF

Think the trash-talking in Tampa has gotten nasty? Take a peek in cyberspace.

On the message boards of RavensZone.net, the team's online home, fans were mixing it up in a fury of foul language, twisted grammar and non sequiturs.

"They do not deserve to be hear," railed Giants fan Nygsuper35.

Taunted another: "Hey there Buttimore fans, the Giants are gonna kick your booty bad."

Ravens backer Drgonzo jumped into the fray on Giants home cyberturf, www.giants.com, to defend fair Buttimore: "Who the hell would be proud to be from a city full of drugs whores and garbage."

Who indeed? There were a few glimmers of intelligence buried among the online rants - very few.

Giants fan tbarber21, for instance, penned this Poe parody for his Big Blue brothers. First stanza:

"Once upon a Sunday dreary, while Billick pondered weak and weary

"Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten football lore,

"While his offense nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a snapping,

"As if someone harshly trapping, trapping his offense so poor" 'Tis Strahan," he muttered, "making ol' Trent Dilfer sore - Only this and nothing more."

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