October 1st kicks off USFL free agency, marking the first time in the modern spring football era that a league has survived long enough to max out the contract obligations.
In the hours leading up to free agency we saw teams make last minute signings. One glaring absence was 2023 Offensive Player of the Year Mark Thompson.
Many were hoping to see signings today, instead we were treated to possibly the best trash talk in spring football history. It stems from a tweet that 2-time USFL Champion J’Mar Smith put out the other day.
I’m just now seeing the 2 day old tweet from the Jamar dude who had to sit out a year because his finger hurt. I’ll address why I think you and that team are 💩 specifically you, let me gather the facts. One moment please, and I’ll @ you. Cause sneak dissin ain’t me, that’s yall.
As promised, nearly an hour later Thompson kicked off the thread. In which, he throws a good amount of shade at Smith and even eludes to Alex McGough being to real success on the team.
@jMar_Smith Jamarius you got two rings riding the bench & have no honors to show for it. Y’all have great coaching but that’s where it ends. Sunshine had to come in and get the job done cause you couldn’t.
Thompson then goes on to compare states between J’Mar Smith and his QB Kenji Bahar.
Focus on rehabbing that finger on ya non throwing hand, I would say they need you but clearly there is no NEED for you. That’s the difference between you and.. what did you call me? An old Chevy with broken axel and irrelevant, right? I make a difference, you don’t. Bum ass baldy
We’ve seen a good amount of trash talk during the first two USFL seasons, but nothing like this. Currently Thompson is free to join any of the eight USFL teasm for 2024, but you can seemingly count out the Birmingham Stallions.
Birmingham and Houston traded wins in each of the first two seasons, but this rivarly is really starting to take shape. That is, assuming that the Gamblers are able to sway the OPTY to make a return in 2024.
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