MACK ATTACK

Mattress Mack explains f-bomb-laden exchange with fan at Game 3 Astros-Phillies

Mattress Mack didn't back down from a Philly fan. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images.

Chances are, a large part of the Greater Houston area was uttering a colorful metaphor or two after the Houston Astros Game 3 World Series 7-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, November 1.

But before the game, one of Houston’s most celebrated citizens dropped a profanity-laden bomb against a group of Philly fans. Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale responded with a series of f-bombs to hecklers and trash talkers who were out to prove that Philadelphia’s “City of Brotherly Love” is clearly just clever branding.

“The guy was screaming ‘f*ck the Astros, take the jerseys off and show us the buzzers,’” the cherished Gallery Furniture owner tells CultureMap via phone from Philadelphia, sounding much more relaxed. “Then it was, ‘José Altuve will never make the Hall of Fame — he’s the biggest f*cking cheater ever. I had enough of him.’”

Warning: Graphic language in the video below.

Philly fan got an earful and the internet got a near-viral video. While some fans have responded with shock at the local businessman and benefactor’s retort, many are rallying — even offering to provide free security for the slender "Save You Money" superfan.

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Deshaun Watson will make his Cleveland Browns debut this Sunday against his former team at NRG Stadium. Watson has completed his suspension from the NFL for alleged sexual misconduct with dozens of massage therapists, and this Sunday will be the first game he has played in 700 days.

The Browns sit at 4-7 hoping Watson will be the spark the team needs to stack some wins and get into the Wild Card race. The Texans are still searching for their second win of the season, and many believe the team will be hiring another head coach come January.

With this in mind, who has the worst reputation? The Texans or Deshaun Watson?

It seems like an easy answer with Watson's legal troubles, but upon further review, the answer has to be the Texans. The Texans have hired two consecutive coaches that no other NFL team even interviewed. It seems like no quality candidates have any interest in coaching the Texans. Watson, however, had teams lining up for his services when the Texans decided to trade him.

Be sure to check out the video above as we dive into this topic and make a convincing case, as crazy as it sounds, that Watson is perceived to have a better reputation.

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