NEW YORK (WFAN) – Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon, who famously tweeted “talk is cheap” to Jets coach Rex Ryan earlier this year, is at it again.
Hanlon’s pro-Giants twitter tour took a not-so-social turn on Wednesday after former New York wide receiver Steve Smith signed with the rival Eagles.
His night started off with a benign tweet: “The condensed offseason has led to hysteria in many quarters – good and bad. I find the hysteria hysterical.”
And then things got interesting.
One fan wrote to the Giants spokesman: “All teams need to rebuild at one point, I’m not going to panic until the season begins.” To that, Hanlon responded, “Re-build my a–! I got your re-build.”
Hanlon went on a tear, responding to fan after fan. It was the critics, however, that drew most of the eye-popping responses from Hanlon.
“This is great,” he tweeted. “We usually get to play two regular season games before people tell us we aren’t worth a sh–.”
Maybe Hanlon is just taking his lead from Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, who exclaimed that critics can “can line up and kiss my a–” at the conclusion of last year’s 10-6 season.
Check out a few more choice cuts from the Giants’ PR man:
Fan: “Can you say definitively the Giants are better than last year?”
Hanlon: “Can you say we’re worse, knucklehead?”
Fan: “On paper they ARE worse. no matter who signs your checks.”
Hanlon: “We don’t play on paper. You know what you can do w/ that paper? “
Fan: “Giants off-season can be summed up w/ one word: Debacle.”
Hanlon: “Thanks Lombardi. Cause I know you know.”
Fan: “Because the giants are making barely any noise while the eagles are ‘the dream team.’
Hanlon: “A lot noisemakers end up in the ditch.”
Fan: “Your job is to be a company man but how can Giants fans be excited when they did nothing.”
Hanlon: “You like winning? Sit tight.”
“I’m done. Good night,” Hanlon wrote before signing off. “It’s a long season.”
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