JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Sharks rivalry with the Predators will soon hit a high point: five billboards across Orlando.
Back in April, the Sharks paid for a billboard in Jacksonville saying "Jacksonville sucks. See you rednecks April 30. Love the Orlando Predators."
"They don't like us and we don't like them," said Sharks owner Jeff Bouchy. "I thought it was kind of funny, but I know they didn't mean it to be funny."
The Sharks are returning the favor in preparation for next week's the matchup with Orlando.
Bouchy, watching the game at Whisky River Friday night, said they won't have just one message for Orlando.
"They're going to be the LED boards that can change," Bouchy said. "We can tell Orlando a lot of things in five days."
They will have thousands of messages on rotation and an (almost) live twitter feed.
The messages will be screened and reposted on five billboards around Orlando.
The Sharks players said what goes around comes around.
"You dish it out. You should be able to take it," said Justin Parrish, #9 for the Sharks. "You can't come in Jacksonville talking smack and expect nothing coming back."
"You come in here and disrepect us, we're going to disrespect you," added LaRoche Jackson, #6 for the Sharks.
And fans are ready for the tweeting to begin. What are they planning to say?
"I'm going to say, 'Orlando sucks!'" said Ryan Pokorny.
To send a Twitter message, follow the Sharks on Twitter.
Then when you tweet add @ORLPredators or #jaxsharks to it.
The billboard will be up from June 6 though June 11.
First Coast News