Roddy White battles Saints and Dilfer via Twitter (Final update: I hope)

Roddy White never fails to entertain -- and here he goes again.

The Falcons' Roddy White never fails to entertain -- and here he goes again.

(2 p.m.: OK. this has officially mutated. The first update below includes Roddy White’s latest Tweets. The second update includes a selection of sanitized-for-your-protection Tweets from readers to @RoddyWhiteTV. I can’t reprint many but you’re free to do a search from your Twitter account, if you have one.)

(7 p.m. I’ve accumulated most of what’s below and put it together for a print column, which I’ve pasted below. The only real new bit of information is a statement from the Falcons. I also chuckled when I just read Roddy’s most recent Tweet: “Can the AJC gave[sic] me a great Christmas present this year and stop posting my tweets I would luv that.” I believe we need to have a discussion.)

In the old days, this was called bulletin board material: a player or coach saying something that ended up in a newspaper story and, literally, was pinned to a bulletin board in the other team’s locker room. (And yes, I’ve seen it.)

But now, we’re more likely to have Twitter wars.

It’s fairly mild so far, but things are heating up between the Falcons’ Roddy White and the New Orleans Saints, who come to the Georgia Dome Monday night.

This actually started after ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer, took to a video blog to compare the Falcons to the 2003 Kansas Chiefs, who went 13-3 and then were bounced in the first-round of the playoffs. Dilfer said the Falcons “are not indestructible” at home and he went on to say the Saints could very well win Monday night’s game, then come back and beat the Falcons again in the playoffs in the Georgia Dome.

Here’s the video:

White responded via Twitter, @RoddyWhiteTV: “No chance in hell the Aints come into the dome and win once trent dilfer”

White, who’s been known to talk some smack on his amusing video blog site, RoddyWhite.TV, also Tweeted: “The aints fans are so rude … we shall see monday night.” And: “Yall [New Orleans] fans keep talking making it worst for those guys tht got to guard me cause yall don’t. lol.”

Will Smith, the Saints defensive end, responded on Twitter and it was subsequently re-Tweeted by Reggie Bush: “Wondering how @roddywhitetv has the audacity to call us AINT’S.” And he attached this photo:

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UPDATE: Here’s the latest Roddy White Tweets. OK, now he might be taking things a little too far:

11:48 a.m.: “I don’t know why everybody mad for the saints I made a comment on wht trent dilfer said on tv it had nothing to do with them”

12:03 p.m.: “The grace of god gave them tht championship so tht city wouldn fall apart now and now they think they hot [bleep] in … http://tmi.me/4ugiT

12:04: p.m.: “The first time we played them their coach gone say after we won the game thts a good win for yall like the saints are the colts”

12:05 p.m.: “The saints win one championship and want to go crazy well yall [bleep] aint winning this year we gone make sure tht doesn’t happen.”

UPDATE II: Here’s a selection of comments Tweeted directly to @RoddyWhiteTV (not fixing typos, just taking out profanity):

@fleurdelele: Among the comments: “Lemme see your [rear] go thru what we in Nola went thru after Katrina…then try & talk [crap] about us!”

@ goodolcharlie: @roddywhiteTV dude you talk more crap then ocho well this monday the saints are going to shut you up.

@Menunderwearlov: You better tighten your jockstrap for the game, cause @sharper42 gonna knock your [bleeping] block off. #headbetterbeonaswivel

@KevincPhipps: Thank you @roddywhiteTV for reminding us how much we despise the falcons #RoddyWhiteHasn’tWonAnything

@Bonapatel: @roddywhiteTV to all the [bleep] talkers out there…I say: We’ll talk when all is said and done, until then let’s get em! GO FALCONS BABY!

@Monedula: @roddywhiteTV how many superbowl rings do you have?

@Peytonshead: Saints fans goin crazy over @RoddyWhiteTV talking trash. You need to just say “Roddy, until you win a SB, #ICantTakeYouSeriously.” Done.

@Doucette2003 @roddywhiteTV yeah we still got ONE MORE championship ring than you!!!!! You had a good year but we not having it Monday night #whodat!!!!!!

@ Clint_Money: The funny thing about @roddywhiteTV tweets is that they are borderline unreadable. #collegeisgood

@RickyT105: How many you got Roddy? How many rings you wearing?

@ Haxorize: Man, @roddywhiteTV is making me hate the Dirty Birds even more than I do. It is so on. #geauxsaints

@ StephanieBengal: Hey you’ve been playing light outs but when has a WR ran his mouth @roddywhiteTV equalled into playoff victories and Superbowl titles?

@ Matt Olivier: listen chump!!Don’t think you can say all that [bleep] bout N.O. We WILL hand y’all that first lost at home believe that #WhoDat

@ Claddagh41: @roddywhiteTV its okay that you can’t understand what our team did for our city. Maybe Dr. Phil can help you work out your ring envy issues.

@ Blmaniscalo: Just for all your ignorance, God is going to make sure you NEVER win a Championship. Jamarcus Russel will win one before you.

@ Donareilly: This @roddywhiteTV diarrhea of the mouth has to be the dumbest stuff. He spewing a bunch of bs. Lets see what he’s saying tuesday morning.

@ Kralph97: @roddywhiteTV trash talking is 1 thing but trying to undermined the people of the N.O. is a diff game. You’re whack.com for that.

@ RuRu69: Roddy…GET OFF TWITTER AND GO STUDY FOR THE GAME!

@ Nader723: Sean Payton is in the locker room right now with @roddywhiteTV picture on the board saying this [bleep] gotta get SMASHED Monday

I realize none of this constitutes a burning building. But it is amusing to see athletes take their smack talk to the electronic world when they’re often so careful about what they say in front of their locker.

Also this: Is something Trent Dilfer says really worth getting upset about?

Print column

Athletes and celebrities complain all the time about the 24/7 media world today, and they certainly have a point. If you are, say, Roddy White, you can’t go anywhere in public without running the risk that some guy, excessively fueled on Budweiser and Jack Daniel’s and carrying a flip-cam, is going to bait you into saying or doing something stupid.

Two minutes later, we have the latest YouTube sensation.

But there’s another side to the instant media world and we’re witnessing it this week. Athletes and celebrities are fascinated by Twitter. What they wouldn’t dare say in front of their lockers, they don’t hesitate to bang out in 140 characters or less.

In their work environment, athletes often have an automatic filter between their brain and their mouth (though sometimes it comes in the form of the team’s public relations director standing next to them during interviews). But when they’re at home on the couch, they have no filter between their brains and their finger tips.

Which brings us back to Roddy White.

Dude: Do yourself a favor. Take your hands off the keyboard. Better to use them for catching something other than flak.

White, warming up in his own special way for the Falcons’ game against the New Orleans Saints Monday night, ignited a Twitter war Wednesday. White is an amusing and entertaining guy, and it’s not the first time he has engaged in a little smack talk on his Twitter site (@RoddyWhiteTV) or on his video blog (RoddyWhite.TV). But he jumped the rails a bit this time.

This actually started after ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer, in a commentary, compared the Falcons to the 2003 Kansas Chiefs, who went 13-3 and then were bounced in the first-round of the playoffs. Dilfer said the Falcons “are not indestructible” at home. He went on to say the Saints could win Monday night’s game, and then come back and beat the Falcons again in the playoffs in the Georgia Dome.

White took to Twitter for his response: “No chance in hell the Aints come into the dome and win once trent dilfer.”

No real harm, right?

Then it got fun. Saints defensive end Will Smith responded on Twitter: “Wondering how @roddywhitetv has the audacity to call us AINT’S.” And for punctuation, he attached a photo of his Super Bowl ring. (That was re-Tweeted by Reggie Bush.)

Still no real harm, right?

Then White sent out the following three Tweets (not cleaning up the typos or grammar here):

“I don’t know why everybody mad for the saints I made a comment on wht trent dilfer said on tv it had nothing to do with them.”

“The grace of god gave them tht championship so tht city wouldn fall apart now and now they think they hot [bleep] …”

“The first time we played them their coach gone say after we won the game thts a good win for yall like the saints are the Colts.”

That second comment was by far the most inflammatory because it invoked the city of New Orleans. It touched off a flurry of comments to White’s Twitter account. Some came from Falcons’ fans supporting him, but most were from angry Saints, many including profanity.

Among the comments: “Lemme see your [rear] go thru what we in Nola went thru after Katrina…then try & talk [crap] about us!”

White was not available for comment Wednesday, which was a players’ day off for the Falcons.

Reggie Roberts, the Falcons’ vice president of football communications, e-mailed a statement, saying only: “We simply think this was a case of one of our guys having fun on his personal Twitter account. The fact of the matter is that Monday night’s game will be played by two of the NFL’s better teams and the outcome will be decided on the field.”

I realize none of this constitutes a burning building. But it is curious how athletes take their smack talk to the electronic world when they’re so careful about what they actually say.

Oh, and there’s this: Is something Trent Dilfer says really worth getting upset about?

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533 comments Add your comment

Dean

December 22nd, 2010
10:43 am

Trent Dilfer is a tool

Charlie Dalton

December 22nd, 2010
10:46 am

Let’s just play it out on the field men!

Benjamin

December 22nd, 2010
10:47 am

Have to give Reggie Bush the “photo WIN” with that picture. lol [Sorry, Roddy. I hope you get your own this year...]

brandon

December 22nd, 2010
10:47 am

sometimes, i wish that roddy wouldn’t do so much talking. but it’s a part of his game i guess.

falconeer

December 22nd, 2010
10:47 am

Whopper Dawg

December 22nd, 2010
10:48 am

Is something Trent Dilfer says really worth getting upset about?

Well, no.

DirtyBird

December 22nd, 2010
10:48 am

Still the Aints to me. I don’t care about their little Super Bowl ring. I remember the paper bag wearing Aints. Sooner or later, Aints is what they will return to. I never once cheered for the Saints last year. EVER. Aints and Falcons have been rivals since Day 1, and you never cheer on your rivals. No matter how much a city needs it. NOLA is an excellent city, and they have great people. I have many friends that live in that city, and I tell them all Aints are still the Aints.

jarvis

December 22nd, 2010
10:49 am

Maybe while the team bus is here they can pick up all of the New Orlean’s deadbeats that stuck around after Katrina and take them home.

Your dump of a city is dry now. Stop clogging up our gubberment housing.

Jeff G

December 22nd, 2010
10:50 am

White should jsut shut up and let his play do all the talking.

jarvis

December 22nd, 2010
10:51 am

Lots of room in Reggie’s trophy case for that ring now. In fact, it’s the only thing left.

Sporkdevil

December 22nd, 2010
10:51 am

Nice ring, I believe it matches an impression in Will Smith’s wife’s face.

St. Clarkston

December 22nd, 2010
10:51 am

Roddy White, who is that? I keep watching espn and they have never mentioned him.

Calibre Lake Dawg

December 22nd, 2010
10:51 am

Nobody can guard Roddy. Not this year, last year, or the ones to come…Do you remember what happend on “Reivs” island???? he made himself at home which is what he’ll do to any scrub the AINTS can put at him….Birds in the Super Bowl after kicking VIcks ass in the dome…BOOM!!!!!

Ted M

December 22nd, 2010
10:52 am

Dilfer is entitled to his opinion and I might have agreed with 4 or 5 games ago but the Falcons are getting better better as each game passes. Plus Smith doesn’t seem to be settling for field goals anymore. He is coaching to win.

Prof

December 22nd, 2010
10:52 am

Roddy White really is turning into another one of those “run-you-mouth prima-dona” widereceivers. He’s gotten a couple of penalties this year for jawing with folks.

Whatever happened to shutting up and letting your play do the talking?

The Walrus

December 22nd, 2010
10:53 am

Roddy is starting to remind me of Ray Buchanan back in 1998. For the most part Buchanan was quiet until Super Bowl week. He then just started running his mouth, wearing dog collars and behaving like an %$#. We haven’t seen this side of Roddy until recently. Now he’s getting flagged for personal fouls, running his mouth in the media, trying to draw attention to himself.

Please, Roddy, just play the game. Ignore knuckleheads like Trent Dilfer. He hasn’t liked the Falcons all year. Let it go, and make your statements on the field.

SlimG

December 22nd, 2010
10:53 am

Went to their house and ran over them……Please, this is our house and everything flows thru the dirty….Only thing I remember about the first game is we almost gave it to them in the end……

jarvis

December 22nd, 2010
10:55 am

When the hell did Ray Buchanan ever keep his mouth shut?
Revisionist history!

jarvis

December 22nd, 2010
10:57 am

Thank you Slim! More revisionist history.
F
alcons dominated that game but almost blew it at the end. Falcons didn’t “steal” the game in NOLA. The AINTS almost stole it.

Jeff Schultz

December 22nd, 2010
10:59 am

The Walrus — Ray Buchanan was NEVER quiet. Always talked a lot. But he was off the charts Super Bowl weeks. And the dog collar . . . oy.

jarvis

December 22nd, 2010
11:01 am

And besides, Big Play Ray wasn’t the problem in the secondary that day.

Eugene “John” Robinson was a little tired having just gotten out of the KLINK and all.

Roddyisdaman

December 22nd, 2010
11:01 am

I agree Roddy!

WHO DAT???? Nobody. They AINT nothin this year. 2 GB with 2 to play Carolina being one of those for the Falcons…stick a fork in them AINTS. Done.

It’ll be 3 GB after Monday night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chop Buster

December 22nd, 2010
11:02 am

Schultz, since you’re in the media business why don’t you contact Trent and ask him what makes him an authority on the Falcons? His claim to fame…the ONLY QB in the NFL to win a SB and lose his job the following season. Whatever reason he is down on the Falcons is obviously personal and without and merit. He’s been saying that the Falcons will lose to this team, that team and they are STILL winning. I just hope Roddy is ready to backup his smack talk and his team mates back it up with him. I expect to see a good ole fashion beat down of the “Aints” so we can stop all this “Defending SB Champs Crap”.

falconeer

December 22nd, 2010
11:04 am

Hey you guys, Roddy just didn’t wake up and think to himself, “Hey, I’m gonna start talking trash this year.” How soon you all forget his Free Michael Vick shirt after scoring a touchdown a couple of years ago. He is no stranger to trash talk, jawing, or contraversy.

Roddy "Maverick" White

December 22nd, 2010
11:05 am

I like that Roddy is talking a little smack. He’s earned it with the way he has played this year. Now watch one of the Saints DBs get a personal foul called for decking Roddy after a play. Let’s get our own ring this year and rub it in the faces of Dilfer, Skip Bayless, the NBC Sunday Night game guys, and all the other haters of the Falcons!!

falconfiend

December 22nd, 2010
11:08 am

YEP.Dilfer needs to look at all the predictions and tapes of ESPN and NFL NETWORK saying that packers,ravens bucs, and those trap games rams and seahawks were going to beat the falcons. If that were true we would not even be in the playoffs.

mark

December 22nd, 2010
11:10 am

Who cares what anybody says about our team, last year if watching the saints win the super bowl as a falcons fan did not make you sick to your stomach then you’re not much of a fan! Same with Vick, I loved watching Vick play and took a lot of heat from other people who said all he could do was run. It makes me sick to watch the success he is having given that he admits that when he was here all he did was show up! Enough, I am 42 years old and have been a Falcons fan since I can remember; I am tired of running scared or worrying about other teams. I think we can beat any team that comes into this building we have a 3rd year quarterback that makes every throw and is very tough. We have a GM and Coach who have balls and will always be looking to get better and we have a very young roster.

Chop Buster

December 22nd, 2010
11:10 am

Roddy “Maverick” White…I’m with ya on that one. These Aints will be so focused on Roddy and Gonzalez and forget we have multiple playmakers on our offense. Did I hear Greer is injured? Who in the world will cover Roddy? LMAO

falconfiend

December 22nd, 2010
11:10 am

Trent Dilfer was a BUM quarterback who rode ray lewis and the baltimore D to the superbowl.

juvenal

December 22nd, 2010
11:12 am

Jeff, you the only one working?..thanks…..Happy Holy-Days…….

KBP

December 22nd, 2010
11:12 am

Just play, Roddy. And the aints are quite capable of winning Monday night. Truly hope they don’t.

Chop Buster

December 22nd, 2010
11:13 am

mark…great comment. I couldn’t stand it then and the thought of them having a ring still annoyes the helloutta me. I want to see us really destroy this team and demoralize them in the dome. As far as Vick is concerned, I hope we can serve him up something as well for halfazzing it while here–that’s IF they make it to the dome.

Saints Fan

December 22nd, 2010
11:14 am

Roddy White has zero class.

boots

December 22nd, 2010
11:14 am

I go to NO on business a good bit, and there is not a dirtier, more dangerous city in America. I would rather be transferred to Harlem or South Central LA than have to live in NO. They won the Super Bowl last year, and I am glad for them. But this is a new season, and the Falcons are rising up and doing it on the bodies and helmets of the Aints.

MightyQuinn

December 22nd, 2010
11:18 am

Just win, baby! I’d say Matt Ryan at 19-1 at home is more than a statistical fluke.

Speak softly and carry a big stick Roddy

December 22nd, 2010
11:19 am

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With Matty Ice behind center,
the Falcons are an impressive 18-1 at the Georgia Dome.

MightyQuinn

December 22nd, 2010
11:20 am

Hey Jeff, how about some research on Matt Ryan versus the spread at the GA Dome? Inquiring minds want to know!

Dangling_Fury

December 22nd, 2010
11:22 am

I think ROddy’s next video should be done with a paper bag over his head…

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PMC

December 22nd, 2010
11:25 am

No real reason to argue with the commentator from the 4 letter network.

That’s what they want. He’s been wrong about the birds all season long.

The guy last week praised fundamentals and how you can’t reach your potential as a QB until you have good footwork…. and then proceded to stroke Brett Farve. Right.

Love that Roddy is fired up though.

I don’t fear a team or a player in this league with the guys we have on this team coaching and playing.

falconfiend

December 22nd, 2010
11:25 am

saints get ready for a beat down. Monday Night in the georgia dome. Now they say were going to lose. Get RODDY’S BACK.RISE UP

PMC

December 22nd, 2010
11:26 am

LOL at Saints fans talking about anyone having “no class”

PMC

December 22nd, 2010
11:28 am

Roddy isn’t a primadonna. He blocks, he hustles, he runs out his routes, he plays hard.

ScoutDawg

December 22nd, 2010
11:30 am

Damn JS how lame.

Payback

December 22nd, 2010
11:30 am

I hate the Saints. I still want payback for that “set up” game in the Superdome after Katrina. Everybody knows that the NFL made sure the Saints were going to win that one.

Terry

December 22nd, 2010
11:30 am

I’m of the mind fame, that you can talk all the trash you want, long as you can back it up. and Roddy White has earned that right. so far by being the best receiver in the NFL.

Eric

December 22nd, 2010
11:34 am

I’m glad the Falcons are getting fired up about dumbass Dilfer. They will be ready to rock Monday night! Go Falcons!

WHEREARETHEHATERS

December 22nd, 2010
11:34 am

Ain’ts will be back to where they were years ago soon. It’s a sad team that got LUCKY last year. They aren’t built for long term success. They are old and have huge holes. A few years from now when our DYNASTY is moving forward the AINTS will be back in the basement where they belong.

Herschel Talker

December 22nd, 2010
11:35 am

Schultzie:

Instead of everyone getting on Ray Buchanan for that Super Bowl dog collar thing, I seem to remember another defensive back having some shenanigans that week. Maybe they can have that guy back to toss a coin in the playoffs.

HT