Bolaris Halloween photo courtesy HughE Dillon, who has more Halloween goodness here
Everybody is fighting. Les Bowen and Jeff McLane are fighting. Flyers beat writers are fighting with the Flyers about not even fighting with their goalie, then fighting with pseudo-beat bloggers about writers Tweeting about fighting with the team (you follow that, right?). And now, perhaps most entertaining of all (OK, well nothing is more entertaining than Les Bowen punching Jeff McLane), Howard Eskin fighting with… John Bolaris.
I love me a good J-Bo story.
Here’s the deal. On Saturday, Eskin – never afraid to take shots – Tweeted:
What's worse than snow in October is watching @Fox29 report on it. First report comes from allentown because its more dramatic. We r in PHL!
He’s 100% correct, but let’s face it: all news organizations do this, and we did get snow in October. That is story.
Bolaris – never one to back down from a fight – fired back last night:
Hey Tweeps understand Howard Eskin tweeted that FOX29 hyped the storm, that we had to go to Allentown to find snow. also does Eskin realize that, Lehigh valley, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester is in our viewing area. Does Eskin realize that was fcst. Does Eskin realize we don't hype storms we try to prepare people for a storm. Does Eskin realize how many thousands of people lost power. We FOX29 try our very best to help you out, and we go through pains and always the extra mile to help you get through severe weather. I might not take myself so seriously ..But I do take WEATHER SERIOUSLY !! Perhaps Eskin is annoyed that I tweet about sports. Eskin does work hard, trust me he does, but please Howard boy don't stick your nose in where it doesn't belong. Peace out
BOOOOM! ESKIN ON THE ROPES! ESKIN THE ROPES! DOES ESKIN REALIZE HE’S ON THE ROPES?!
Bolaris kept going:
Everyone thank you for your responses..Love you guys…well most of ya. Well anyway Eskin will be riding his little Bicycle to San Fran, another bet that he lost, so I guess we won't hear or see him 4 a few yrs
Then, in response to a sarcastic Tweet from Spike Eskin (Howard's son), Bolaris replied thusly:
@SpikeEskin yeah I know Tell Howie not to throw stones..not nice, esp when he's dead wrong
And here's Eskin with the parting shot:
@SpikeEskin wont waste my time [on hypothetical fight between the two]. Never questioned his screwing up PHL forecast Just how 29 covered. Sensitive since he blew past storms.
Ah yes, the classic he’s too unimportant for me to waste my time on Tweet, a staple of successful internet battles.
I love media feuds– just gobble them right up (turkey pun, yo).
Of course, J-Bo was a bit more gentle in his Tweet to former CBS 3 anchor turned object of Larry Mendte’s affection, Alycia Lane, who will be involved in an upcoming court case against Mendte. Bolaris called her name out loud…
One more time, John.
There we go.
I actually like both of these guys (usually). They're often ridiculous and hilarious, but they're feisty and stand up for themselves. There's something to be said for that.
H/T to (@dougal24)