With Darren Rovell's semi-retirement from Twitter Wars, we have longed for a new regular foil to butt heads with grizzled veteran Richard Deitsch. We finally found one. That person is Clay Travis of Nashville Radio, Outkick the Coverage, and Fox Sports 1. The diametric relationship between Travis and Deitsch is perhaps even more extreme than that of Deitsch and Rovell. Whereas Deitsch and Rovell were battling on an intellectual playing field trying to match wits in a social media chess game, Deitsch and Travis is like watching an ECW Chicago Street Fight.
The two have gone head to head a few times in recent months both on Twitter and in the rare podcast debate. Seriously, it had debate rules and everything. These guys aren't kidding around with this stuff.
The strategies for each fighter are well established. Deitsch hits Travis for trolling fanbases, exploiting women, and being a step below the likes of Skip Bayless and Damon Bruce. Travis hits back at Deitsch for biases in reporting, the hypocrisy of SI's swimsuit edition, and the menial day to day life of a media critic. Unlike what we've seen in the past from the likes of Rovell, Doug Gottlieb, and others, Clay Travis is willing to trade haymakers and maybe even land a low blow or a rake of the eyes when the ref isn't looking.
Deitsch v Travis has been calling for that one fight that could reach our lofty standards for the full Twitter War treatment and that finally happened after the SI reporter tweeted ratings figures for Fox College Saturday vs ESPN's College GameDay on Tuesday. The ratings comparisons aren't pretty for Fox, wtih ESPN beating them by a 32-1 ratio in viewership. Yes, 32-1. That set Travis off and the rest has been saved and neatly sorted for your enjoyment.
The #1 ranked fighter in the Ring Magazine Twitter Wars Rankings faces arguably his hungriest challenger to the throne to date. Deitsch vs Travis. Travis vs Deitsch. Get the popcorn ready, let's do this!no comments