Washington TE Chris Cooley is loving all this attention. Earlier in the week, Cooley made some comments on a Washington Radio show about how he enjoyed Dallas Cowboy’s QB Tony Romo choking away last Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. (For his full statement, click here) Since then, Cooley has been inundated with Cowboy hate via Twitter. But according to him, it’s all part of his plan.
In an article written by Cooley on his website (which you can read here), he explains how he wants to reignite the rivalry between the two clubs. Well Cooley, mission accomplished. To stir the boiling pot of rivalry a little bit more, Cooley even took the time to answer some of those Cowboy hate tweets himself. He explains why in this segment from his recent posting:
"Finally, those of you that responded on Twitter, you made this easy. Your clumsy charm and the outpouring of the appalling tweets has inspired me to feed the fire of an NFL rivalry that seems in need the more flame. Thank you for caring so much. I genuinely appreciate you making me the number 1 Google search yesterday. I’d like to give a special thanks to those fans who want to choke me out, burn my house down and not only see me endure career ending injury, but break my neck and die. Clearly football is important to you, you are the people who make the NFL what it is! I’m aware at this point, that I could choose the high road, but a little pettiness makes for much more fun. Plus, I’m assuming if you tweeted you wouldn’t mind a response."
Read his answers to Cowboy fan’s hate tweets, after the break: Again, to read Cooley’s article or see all these tweets uncensored, click here.
"@Krimm9 Chris Cooley is an absolute joke. He is the most overrated player at his position in FB. He should laugh at his career stats, that is funny!Cooley: Yea I’m laughing. 427 catches, 4,704 yards, and 33 touchdowns. I’m on my hands and knees.@kreutzbag303 @thecooleyzone what have you ever done in your career that gives you the right to talk sh** to Romo. You’re a bum. Fred Davis owns you.Cooley: Google me bit**. Also, Fred Davis owns many nice things, but I am not one of them.@thetrovester who TF is chris cooley to rip on anyone? how many rings does he have again? A**holeCooley: Hypocritical statement, but I will flip it just for fun. @thetrovester Who TF are you and how many rings do you have? Genius…@courtneymahia I want to punch Chris Cooley in his face for slandering Romo like that.Cooley: Definition of slander: A malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report. I’m pretty sure slander wasn’t quite the route I choose but I like your fight. If you’re gonna be dumb, ya gotta be tough.@zachbarton Have lost all my respect for Washington tight end @thecooleyzone. If you talk like a high school nothing that’s all you still are.Cooley: Zach, I’m guessing you got picked on a little bit in school. It’s ok, I’m sure you’re a real all-star now. Keep kickin’ a** buddy.@mitchinwitchita if u spent more time practicing than runnin’ ur mouth, maybe u wouldn’t be on the bench. #66yds #washedup#loserCooley: Not quite sure if you’ve watched any games, but I’m not quite on the bench. I may be on your fantasy bench and that does break my heart a little bit, although it makes me smile that you care enough about me to look up my stats and respond to me.@yimdawg chris cooley is an a**hole.Cooley: Simple and to the point, I like it. Many of my friends concur with this."
And there’s plenty more where those came from, but they really get blue so I’ll digress. At first, I thought Cooley was just a loud mouth loser. But after reading his post and his hilarious twitter responses, I think he’s kind of a marketing genius. When Dallas plays Washington on November 20th, all eyes will be on him and his performance. Not to mention all the attention he’s already getting now. The dude is turning into the love child of Rex Ryan and Charles Barkley. But you have to admit, it’s a lot of attention for a second string Tight End. I guess Cooley is preparing for a life outside of football, right now. He’s like a magician. He’s disappeared from the field, so he figures he’ll just reappear on your TV screens as an “edgy” commentator.
I do think it’s good for the rivalry though. We’ve needed a new reason to hate the Washington Redskins. And Cooley just raised his hand to volunteer. Congratulations!