Found February 08, 2013 on Awful Announcing:
Desmond Howard is a former Heisman Trophy winner and studio analyst for ESPN's College Gameday, one of the most popular and successful pregame shows in all of sports. Chadd Scott is a Jacksonville radio personality at 1010XL, blogger, and former producer for The Herd. In spite of their varying levels of fame and notoriety, Twitter is the great equalizer.  The two came to social media fisticuffs out of the blue this week.  It all started over a light-hearted tweet Howard sent about Ole Miss and their insane Signing Day success. Judging by the skepticism I've heard re: #OleMiss, seems as though Coach Freeze finally figured out how they do it in the South. CONGRATS! — Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) February 6, 2013 Scott wasn't in a joking mood and took offense to Howard painting all of Southern football with an extra benefits brush.  You know, because clearly Oxford, Mississippi is a prime destination for top high school football recruits all of a sudden.  Scott wasn't just a fan of Howard's tweet, he took the opportunity to call him the most useless analyst in the sport.  That apparently was not a joke. At least he didn't wish firing or death upon him. . @desmondhoward not only insinuating Ole Miss pays recruits, but rest of South as well; reinforces standing as most useless "analyst" incfb — Chadd Scott (@ChaddScott) February 6, 2013 The exchange began pleasantly enough with Howard continuing to take the high road... @chaddscott relax, buddy. I know you want to be angry, but a sense of humor will help you live longer. — Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) February 6, 2013 Until Scott dragged him in to a full fleged fracas... I'm not your buddy. RT @desmondhoward: @chaddscott relax, buddy. — Chadd Scott (@ChaddScott) February 7, 2013 From there the Scott and Howard took the gloves off for a good old-fashioned Twitter War with the pair exchanging insults, haymakers, and even a couple thumbs to the eye.  Could the underdog Scott channel the spirit of Appalachain State and pull off the upset in The Big House?  Or would the Michigan Heisman Trophy winner and ESPN heavyweight keep down the Cinderella hopeful?  Get your popcorn ready, let's get it on! @chaddscott That was yesterday's title...little late pal. — Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) February 7, 2013 I can't go joke-for-joke w/ @desmondhoward; I merely enjoy them while his entire broadcasting career is one — Chadd Scott (@ChaddScott) February 7, 2013 @chaddscott operative word being 'career'. — Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) February 7, 2013 Operative word being "joke" RT @desmondhoward @chaddscott operative word being 'career'. — Chadd Scott (@ChaddScott) February 7, 2013 If I misinterpreted @desmondhoward Twitter "joke" as serious analysis I apologize. I can't tell his jokes from what's supposed to be serious — Chadd Scott (@ChaddScott) February 7, 2013 @chaddscott but you enjoy Jacksonville radio and best wishes on the blog! — Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) February 7, 2013 God bless @desmondhoward, I've toiled in obscurity w/ talent for years, he has none & shot to top of profession. Life ain't "fair" I get it — Chadd Scott (@ChaddScott) February 7, 2013 @chaddscott talent usually rises to the top. Seen it happen with a lot of guys like yourself. Maybe it is you, after all : ( — Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) February 7, 2013 Hey @desmondhoward I worked at ESPN long before you did. If that's the top, I beat you to it. — Chadd Scott (@ChaddScott) February 7, 2013 @chaddscott oh, my bad. Never heard of you. Assume this isn't the career path you mapped out. Best wishes getting back on top. Buddy. — Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) February 7, 2013 If @desmondhoward w/ his 110,000+ followers didn't deep down know I was right about his sham of a career, why tweet me back? — Chadd Scott (@ChaddScott) February 7, 2013 Some study their craft, pay dues & master it, others win a Heisman Trophy, are given prominence & fake it. Winning Heisman easier path — Chadd Scott (@ChaddScott) February 7, 2013 The stream of text messages I'm receiving from peers verifies my thoughts on @desmondhoward — Chadd Scott (@ChaddScott) February 7, 2013 . @desmondhoward it took me a long time to realize the quality of work you do is more important than where you do it. That's the top — Chadd Scott (@ChaddScott) February 7, 2013 @chaddscott I love how at peace you are with yourself. Very zen. Too bad the way you came at me betrays that whole act. Stay blessed. — Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) February 7, 2013 For the handful of literate new Tweeps I've attracted recently, might I recommend taking a look at my book — Chadd Scott (@ChaddScott) February 7, 2013 Scott landed a few shots early in the fight, but to be honest he came off a little whiny and bitter at times.  The whole "I got to ESPN before you did" argument fell flat as did calling Howard's Heisman Trophy the easier path to television stardom.  Of course it helps when you're a college football analyst, but I don't think there's anything easy about winning a Heisman.  Additionally, trying to use a Twitter War to hock books was almost worthy of an automatic disqualification.  In the end, Desmond Howard was way too strong.   Who knew Howard was so skilled at laying the smack down on Twitter?  This performance vaults Howard into Deitschian territory with some of the best we've seen.  It was like watching Alabama roll over Notre Dame.  Every time Scott swung at Howard, he got hit back with a more precise, more vicious counterpunch.  "But you enjoy Jacksonville radio and best wishes on the blog!" is top shelf trolling.  That's the gold standard of bachanded compliments as far as I'm concerned.  The frowny face after the dig at Scott's talent is Player Hater's Ball worthy.  As is the repeated use of "buddy."  Even Howard's Twitter profile pic is saying "come at me bro, if you dare." The winner of this Twitter War is Desmond Howard, via 6th Round KO.  Agree with the final verdict?  Have your say in our poll... Who ya got?
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.