In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chris Evans is Steve Rogers/Captain America and Don Cheadle is James "Rhodey" Rhodes/War Machine. They are usually on the same side, but it depends on the movie. Rhodey is firmly Team Iron Man in "Captain America: Civil War." In real life, the stars are apparently fierce fantasy football rivals.
Reporter Josh Horowitz got the ball rolling by asking who won the league this year, re: the celebrity fantasy football league that includes Chris Evans, Don Cheadle, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, and even a few non-MCU-ers in Miles Teller, Garrett Hedlund, and James Marsden.
Chris Evans was quick to answer:
Don Cheadle was clearly salty about Cap's two-time win:
Me. For the second year in a row.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 5, 2018
That started some truly superheroic trash talk:
how do you manage to sound so smug in only 8 words? (*waits for sarcastic answer...) https://t.co/2glWI6KCAz— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) January 5, 2018
....says the guy who came in last place. (*waits for weak excuse) https://t.co/K5rsfAaFdq— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 5, 2018
Evans prove himself champion by responding with a quote by Cheadle's "Out of Sight" character Maurice 'Snoopy' Miller:
let's not do this on twitter.... pistols and seconds on stage 6 at dawn? https://t.co/jOWc1GxXTw— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) January 5, 2018
Fans followed the mini "Civil War" with bated breath, but not everyone recognized the "bitch out" quote from the 1998 George Clooney/Jennifer Lopez movie:
Oh, it's on! You know, in a situation like this, there's a high potentiality for the common mf to bitch out. (Also, can I send my stuntman in my place?) https://t.co/of0YrpJfqo— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 5, 2018
He probably shouldn't even be reading his mentions -- it gets nutty out there -- but that also started more "Out of Sight" talk with Cheadle:
Based on the reactions to this it's clear that way too many people have not seen 'Out of Sight'. It's one of Don's quotes, people!! C'mon!! https://t.co/QDjsPXYY6P— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 5, 2018
"whoops..." https://t.co/kYySDjXFir— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) January 5, 2018
Chris Evans is a Boston boy and he keeps picking the Patriots' Tom Brady, which is apparently something Don Cheadle is not willing to do.
"Whoops" might actually be my favorite line in that movie. Followed closely by "that's how you do the shake, partner" which I may or may not say in my head every time I see you greet someone on set. https://t.co/Jkfw3g3gQH— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 5, 2018
Play nice. If it's like other leagues, last place means @DonCheadle has first pick in next year's draft and he might take some of your favorites to spite you. 🏈🤔— Ghost in the Automat (@kittykatya) January 5, 2018
It's too late for him to bow out gracefully, but this is the best way to go down -- firing witty shots on Twitter. Both gents will next be seen May 4 in "Avengers: Infinity War," which -- along with "Captain America: Civil War" -- is a decent name for that celeb fantasy football league.
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