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May 29, 2018

Eagles' Chris Long trolls rabid hockey fans on Twitter, gets mauled

Of the four major professional sports in the United States, there's very little debate that football and hockey are the two most physically grueling and dangerous.

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There is an honest debate to be had about which of the two holds the edge, but one thing is clear: Basketball is nowhere near as much of a gauntlet as either of them.

On Sunday night, as the NBA playoffs wrapped up and the NHL's Stanly Cup Finals, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long decided to have a little fun with his followers.

At this point, Long triggers people on Twitter on a weekly basis. He may not have realized this would be his most controversial statement to date. 

Long quickly gathered that he had awoken an army of hockey fans prepared to take him to task. 

But he decided to keep it up. 

The back-and-forth became so vicious that The Daily Caller wrote an article considering whether Long was seriously claiming basketball was rougher than hockey. 

The saddest part about all of this is that Long legitimately upset some oil workers in Canada.

There's a long summer of baseball ahead. We can only speculate about Long's viewing choices when "Shark Week" returns. Are baseball players tougher than sharks?