Friday, March 08, 2013

Richard Sherman Slams the Troll Skip Bayless

For years now Skip Bayless has sat atop his thrown on First Take/Cold Pizza/Whatever bad television show ESPN throws him and sidekick Stephan A. Smith.  If there was a chance to make an outlandish statement to make a headline Skip Bayless was all over it.

What was once a decent show in concept has transformed into unwatchable television thanks to Skip Bayless and his wild accusations.

Earlier this week Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman went on the attack, and fired back at Skip Bayless. However, what is most interesting about the back-and-forth between the two is the manor that Sherman approached the conversation.  Never taking the bait, and remaining calm throughout, the All-Pro Defensive Back laid out his case while never raising his voice. Something that cannot be easy to do when speaking with Bayless. 

"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."
So yeah that happened.  Not enough to make us tune back in to First Take, but it is better than the normal dribble ESPN puts on during the day. 

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