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Stevie Johnson stokes Pats 'rivalry' with North Korea joke

By Mark Gaughan

Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has made some waves in the Twitterverse with a glib joke aimed at the New England Patriots.

Johnson, paying attention to current world events, posted an indirect message to the North Koreans in the wake of the country's inflammatory nuclear missile talk of the past week.

He followed that with:

That prompted plenty of twitter responses and some offense being taken by Patriots followers. To which Johnson replied:

"i know some of yall took it too serious.. but i have Much Respect for The Pats along with Every other NFL Team. Gonna to be a Great #NFL2013"

And, furthermore, No. 13 tweeted:

Nothing like a litlte Bills-Pats flames being stoked in April ... regardless of the fact the Pats have bested the Bills 18 of the last 19 meetings between September and January.


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Tim Graham

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Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

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Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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