Chris Long's "beef" with Tavon Austin has a little bit of history. Since that twenty-first day of April, the two have bantered back and forth with subtweets and world-class trolling. It's extraordinary, really.
In an editorial comment in the original Chris Long vs Tavon Austin post, we mentioned Chris and Tavon were both refocused, with eyes set on the team's first winning season since 2006.
The abbreviations and broken English were apparently a good natured round of social media fun between the two Rams players, as clarified by Chris Long in a subsequent tweet. All Rams players are back at work now, focused on carrying the team to its first winning season since 2006. Let's hope this is the year, or the Twitter beefs are gonna get real ugly.
Well, that hasn't exactly been that case. They're still at it.
It all started with an innocent Tweet from Tavon.
Remember nothing is free in life!!!— Tavon Austin (@Tayaustin01) June 11, 2014
And from there, Chris just let it rain.
To prove to Tavon that some things in life are, indeed, free, Chris set out to give one lucky fan two free tickets to the Rams' home opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
"@Tayaustin01: Remember nothing is free in life!!!" If this gets 750 retweets Ill give one lucky fan 2 FREE tickets to our home opener!— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 11, 2014
Getting close to that 750. Wow. If it gets to 1000 ill randomly select two lucky fans who'll get two tickets each to our home opener.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 11, 2014
It took just under a half-hour to blow by 750 retweets, or two free tickets to one lucky fan. But why stop at one fan and two tickets? That's not like Chris; he really needs to rub it in Tavon's face. So, innately, he upped the goal: With 250 additional retweets, another fan would receive two free tickets.
Wait a minute. Things in life are about to be given... FOR FREE! Tavon must have something to say, right? Of course, but not without a subtweet from Chris and a self-proclaimed nickname, first.
@JOEL9ONE lol I swear I don't like you— Tavon Austin (@Tayaustin01) June 11, 2014
Call me the %ticketoak— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 11, 2014
Just three minutes after declaring himself the %ticketoak, another fan won two more tickets to the home opener.
We hit a 1000!!! Later tonight I'll pick 2 lucky fans to split the 4 tickets for the home opener equally.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 11, 2014
Then, once more, he upped the offer: 2000 retweets, four more tickets and two more fans. FREE EXISTS!
If it hits 2k by the time I pick, two more fans get two tix each. That's 8 total going to 4 tweeters. Remember: FREE EXISTS @Tayaustin01— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 11, 2014
1500 ok I see you guys.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 12, 2014
Retweets stalled at 1,500 before Chris called it a successful night of Tavon beefs and giving out tickets. Chris played it cool; he gave another fan two more tickets, splitting the latter offer in half.
It's selection time bc I'm tired and need to rest up for bonnaroo. We didn't hit 2k but we hit 1.5k. I'll add another name to the orig 2.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 12, 2014
First lucky fan to receive two tickets to the home opener..... Man I'm nervous myself. Step right up @Bischoff88— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 12, 2014
Second dude was exciting to come up randomly because I recognize him as a long time tweeter. @ZoroRivera make the trip?— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 12, 2014
Third and final winner is @fartosmart thanks for playing. I love all y'all wish I could bring everybody.This was fun. Let's do it again soon— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 12, 2014
I love all our die hard rams fans. Thank you guys for helping me get after #11— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 12, 2014
Free exists, Tavon. Whatcha gonna do about that?
@JOEL9ONE smh I'm really blocking you— Tavon Austin (@Tayaustin01) June 12, 2014