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November 22, 2013

Steve Smith's 'Ice Up Son' takes off

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(Photo from teespring.com)

Steve Smith has had quite the week on social media. 

His heat-of-the-moment phrase delivered to NFL Network after the Panthers' 24-20 win against the Patriots on Monday night has made the rounds.

An imposter made a fake Twitter account in Smith's name that was debunked within a day.

Now, Smith is on Twitter, but don't expect him to tweet much. The 13-year wide receiver is on Twitter @89SteveSmith. The account is verified, but I'm told it's more to prevent fake accounts than it is to send out 140-character missives during the season.

Smith's "Ice Up, Son" phrase was in reference to Aqib Talib, the Patriots cornerback with whom Smith did battle Monday. Talib left the game early with an injury, which was followed by Smith's comments.

Bojangles' used the phrase to promote its sweet tea. T-shirts have been made, and you can purchase an unlicensed "Ice Up Son" shirt here

Talib said this week it was nothing personal with Smith.

"Never personal, man. It's never personal," Talib said. "I'm sure if I see Steve, it'd be, 'What's up, how you doing?' It's never personal, man. Him and the other guy from St. Louis, that was personal. He didn't say he was going to punch me in my face after the game. He just told me to go get in the tub."

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on November 22, 2013 at 05:22 PM | Permalink

Comments

I hope Steve trademarks this! More shirts are popping up! http://teespring.com/calm-ice

Posted by: chris | Nov 23, 2013 1:32:02 AM

Lol funny tee I need it in long sleeve though get ready for the playoff run

Posted by: Teedog | Nov 23, 2013 9:23:30 AM

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