The Colin Cowherd vs. Baker Mayfield feud is just out of this world.
Cowherd, the sports-talk personality, took to the airwaves to once again (potentially sarcastically?) berate the quarterback for what he believes he saw.
Cowherd’s ridiculous take in full:
And on Twitter, Baker Mayfield announced, “I just saw a UFO driving down near Lake Travis. And to that I would say … I would prefer, of all the qualities of franchise quarterbacks, I want to know your arm. Are you good pre-snap? Are you mobile? The ability to see UFOs in the offseason is nowhere near my top-10 qualifications. Joe Montana, Troy Aikman, Terry Bradshaw, Tom Brady have never seen aliens. I would prefer my guys don’t talk about it. But in fairness, Aaron Rodgers also admits, he’s seen a UFO and he did win a Super Bowl.
UPDATE: Brady added to the fun Thursday night with a response to Cowherd:
Cowherd’s soliloquy is eerily reminiscent of a satirical tweet sent by a Twitter user in response to Mayfield’s UFO tweet, in which the tweet takes the “voice” of Cowherd berating Mayfield for his close encounter.
“I just don’t like my franchise quarterback having alien encounters in the offseason. You know where you don’t have UFO sightings? The film room. Why do you think you don’t hear Tom Brady going X-Files? He’s watching tape. I mean, cmon Baker.” pic.twitter.com/aDQtivROyM
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) March 4, 2021
The similarities between Cowherd’s take and the tweet likely point to a hyper-awareness and online-ness of Cowherd and his shock-jock sports-talk brand — or an astounding, devastating lack of self-awareness. Either is completely possible.
The feud between Mayfield and Cowherd is long-running, with the Cleveland QB calling Cowherd a “clown” in the past. Cowherd has also nonsensically ripped Mayfield for his choice to wear his hat backward.
In a battle of UFOs, Browns quarterbacks and gasbags, maybe Cowherd should sit this one out.