When Tweets Attack: The Greatest Sports Twitter Feuds

Skip Bayless/Chad Ochocinco

Arian Foster and Gilbert Arenas made headlines this week as protagonists in separate verbal tug of wars.

But their disagreements pale in comparison to some epic Twitter battles involving sports journalists, and athletes.

Ready for some good ole’ fashioned virtual hair-pulling?

Charlie Villanueva vs. Kevin Garnett (November 2010)

Stevie Johnson vs. God (November 2010)

Stevie Johnson dropped a game-winning touchdown in an overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last season. Naturally, Johnson's response was to blame his lord and saviour -- via Twitter: 'I praise you 24/7!!! And this how you do me!!! You expect me to learn from this???How??? I'll never forget this!! Ever!! Thx Tho.'

Johnson later apologized to the man upstairs.

Bill Simmons vs. Charles Pierce (December 2010)

Chris Kluwe vs. Peter King (December 2010)

Any time a punter makes headlines, readers are in for a treat.

Defending a fellow punter, Minnesota Vikings' Chris Kluwe and Sports Illustrated writer Peter King, had an argument discussing the difficulty and mechanics behind the art of punting.

Considering one is a well-respected journalist and the other is a punter, things didn't get too ugly. Lost is all this is Kluwe's handle, @ChrisWarcraft, further perpetuating the kicker stereotype.

Matt Hasselbeck vs. Antonio Cromartie (January 2011)

Buzz Bissinger vs. Mark Cuban (February 2011)

LeBron James vs. Daniel Gibson (February 2011)

Chad Ochocinco vs. Terrell Owens (February 2011)

Shawne Merriman vs. CM Punk (February 2011)

Most arguments involving a WWE wrester are purely for show. Sorry, kids. That changed when CM Punk verbally attacked Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman for his failed pursuit of WWE Divas: 'Watching Shawne Merriman of the buffalo bills hit on our divas and strike out, remind me of the Bills in the super bowl. #choke'

Merriman didn't take kindly to the jab, tweeting, 'How about I come and deliver a nice special Lights Out a** woopin tonight Costa Rican Style.'

Keith Olbermann vs. Bill Simmons (May 2011 and earlier)

Golden Tate vs. Jimmie Johnson (July 2011)

Skip Bayless vs. Chad Ochocinco (August 2011 and Everything Before)

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