Seattle Seahawks Cornerback’s Verbal Tirade
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman made an appearance on ESPN’s debate like program “First Take” on Thursday morning and he had a few things on his mind.
Skip Bayless, one of the host on the show tried, asking Sherman how good he thinks he really is and how good he is compared to Darrelle Revis. Now, Sherman is on of the best at his position and he is only 24 with two years in the NFL so far, and he completely avoided the question.
He did seem though that he had already prepared what he would say to Bayless so it didn’t really matter what the guy asked, he just attacked him and totally tore the guy a new one. You can check out the video below and just in case you missed anything, below the video is the transcipt which in my opinion, is just as entertaining as the video. My favorite line? Sherman says (around the 1:10 mark) “In my 24 years of life, I’m better at life than you.”
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“I believe my numbers speak for themselves,” Sherman told Smith. “My tape speaks for itself. My tape is my resume. That is what I leave it up to. You can say whatever you want. Skip can say whatever he wants. But Skip, whenever you refer to me, whenever you speak to me, whenever you address me, address me as ‘All-Pro Stanford graduate’ because those are some accomplishments you’ll never — you can aspire to, you’ll never accomplish.”
Sherman was just getting started.
“You have never accomplished anything,” he continued, focusing on Bayless. “So, but, um, those things are on my resume, those are what I’ve done, it’s my second year in the NFL going into my third. I mean, you tell me who’s wrong.”
Bayless: “OK, I’ll accept that. I think I’ve accomplished more in my field than you have in yours, though you’re just getting started.”
Sherman: “So, I’m at the top of my field. I’m All-Pro. I’m one of the best 22 players in the NFL. You’re going to brush it off, but I don’t think you’re the best 22 anything. In sports, in media, in anything.”
Bayless: “That’s debatable.”
Sherman: “You think more of yourself that you actually can prove.”
Bayless: “OK, do you think you are better than Darrelle Revis is right now?”
Sherman: “In my 24 years of life, I’m better at life than you.”
Bayless: “OK, all right, that’s fair, all right.”
Sherman: “Let’s get down to brass tacks.”
Bayless: “Let’s not get personal here. I just want to know –”
Sherman: “It’s not personal. It’s resume.”
Bayless: “Do you think you’re better than Darrelle Revis is right now?”
Sherman: “I’m better than you. I have nothing to say about him. That is pretty much done. My numbers speak for themselves.”