Phil Simms Threatens to Fight Desmond Howard at Super Bowl

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As if this Super Bowl needed any more distractions to take focus away from the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. We’ve had the #snOMG blizzard, Ines Sainz, Roethlisberger’s fake chance at “redemption” now we have a 7th grade style “I’m going to kick your ass,” tiff between two big time NFL journalists and former Super Bowl MVPs.

Apparently, Phil Simms, one of the biggest names in football media, really wants to fight Desmond Howard in Dallas. Now word yet if he wants to throw down at recess in the playground; or wait till after the school day ends and meet him where the buses line up.

Check out Desmond Howard’s tweets:

At NFL-Xperience and Phil Simms just threatened 2 hit me b/c I said his son was 1 of the worse QBs in the SEC. I told him “LET’S GO!”
I am DEAD serious about the Phil Simms thing. We all thought he was joking, but he kept going and said he wanted 2 take a swing at me!!

During the season we talked about the Tenn v LSU game and I said “u will see 3 of the worse QBs in the SEC” That’s what Phil did not like.

It ended w/police stepping in between so I could continue my appearance w/fans.

After reading all of Howard’s tweets, and recalling the incident in question, let me just say that I co-sign the analysis given here by SB Nation:

If Howard’s remembering his words correctly, he was a bit hyperbolic in his criticism — Matt Simms was decent as a Vol in 2010, though he was replaced by freshman Tyler Bray at year’s end. But that criticism didn’t and doesn’t seem especially withering or beyond the pale. Even if it had been, Simms had dozens of other means of recourse more palatable than threatening Howard; doing that in public makes Simms look even worse.

If Simms thinks he can bully analysts into liking his son as a quarterback, he’s sadly mistaken. If Simms thinks he threatening other people for what they say is a good idea, he’s sadly mistaken. But if Simms wants to make himself a target for threats for every negative criticism he offers, he should, by all means, continue this course of action.

For our interview of Howard at Cowboys Stadium, go here

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