The media both loves and hates J.J. Watt at the same time. I suppose that is just what is bound to happen when you're an ultra-talented and ultra-rich sports superstar in America. Hell, LeBron James had to win a championship in friggin' CLEVELAND of all places before the nation's pundits got off his back for a couple of days.
So consider me unsurprised when NBC's Pro Football Talk (a/k/a Mike Florio) attempted to take a bite out of Watt on social media for trying to "seek attention" during the Copa America match between the United States and Argentina.
"Why does everyone always want to talk about me? I'm just minding my own business and seeking no attention at all." https://t.co/K67Av3zsDM— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 22, 2016
@ProFootballTalk you do know how Twitter works, right? If you don't want to see it, stay off my page. Take your saltiness elsewhere.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 22, 2016
I do stay off your page. I follow your team's page. They retweeted it. That's how Twitter works, right? https://t.co/4arzpy1LzB— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 22, 2016
Take your false humility elsewhere.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 22, 2016
Apparently someone has a childish axe to grind with the best defensive player on the planet. Yikes. As for Watt's thoughts on the 4-0 drubbing that the Argentinians put on the U.S. Men's National Team at NRG Stadium, well...he had about the same reaction as the rest of us.
Messi is incredible.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 22, 2016
Keep on being yourself, J.J. I wouldn't change you for the world.
UPDATE: Florio just won't let this go.
Does J.J. Watt wear his new shoe 10 sizes too small, too? Love, The Internet Bully.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 23, 2016