Richard Sherman and the 15 Biggest Loudmouths in Sports
Richard Sherman and the Biggest Loudmouths in Sports Today
If Richard Sherman's intent was to get everybody talking about him after his final play in the NFC Championship game, then mission accomplished. In today's world of sound bytes, video clips and memes, Sherman's post-game rant quickly became internet gold. While it might be a little cliche to say that his promo was WWE-like, in this case, it's a very accurate statement.
All the parts of the promo were there. Firstly, he called out his opponent by name. Secondly, he verbally slammed his opponent and made this issue personal by labeling him as 'sorry'. Lastly, the way he cut the promo really sold it. The tone in his voice and the ferocity of his words really cut through the screen and even startled sideline reporter Erin Andrews.
The only difference between Sherman's promo and a WWE promo? Sherman's was straight up real.
While the game's best cornerback might put on a bit of a show while the cameras are rolling and while he might turn up the volume on his character when he's doing a post-game interview, he legitimately doesn't like Michael Crabtree. That's for sure.
You can love or hate Richard Sherman, but it doesn't matter. The only thing that matters to him is that he has people talking. One way or the other, he got a reaction from the audience. That's what he wants, because he craves attention.
Now, Sherman will get the ultimate chance to back up his words. He's got a date with Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl. If he wants to leave no doubt that he's the game's best CB, he has the best possible chance to prove it in SB 48.
So besides Richard Sherman, who are the biggest loudmouths in the sports world today? Here are 15 more sports personalities who have a hard time keeping their mouths shut:
This bolo wearing QB can flap his gums with the best of 'em in the NFL.
Not only is Harbaugh a loudmouth, he's also got a problem with flailing his arms and stomping his feet when he doesn't get a call.
Barkley is the best NBA studio analyst. Why? Because he's a loudmouth.
When you're made of money, you can be a loudmouth.
Brady is not afraid to loudmouth it up on teammates, opposing players who try to hit his knees or referees.
Does Ray Lewis ever shut up? Nope, no he doesn't.
No one knows what the heck Rodman is yelling about, but he's trying to stand up for something. Maybe he can finally get his point across once he gets out of this latest stint in rehab.
Prime Time was probably Richard Sherman's idol growing up. Sanders couldn't keep his mouth shut in his playing days, and now they pay him to jibber jabber on NFL Network.
Wilson is an outspoken relief pitcher with a fire inside of him. If he wanted to, he could just let the beard do the talking.
Balfour is not shy about opening his mouth to umpires or opposing players.
From trash talker during his playing days to chatter box NBA announcer nowadays. Miller can talk with the best of 'em and that's why Turner hooks up him with a fat salary.
McCaffery has the Hawkeyes poised for a sweet 16 run in 2014, but his actions along the way have cost him $10,000. Fran isn't afraid to yell at his players or the officials when something isn't going right. That's why there's a Twitter account called 'Fran's Red Face.'
Guillen's English isn't the greatest, but he knows how to take jabs in the media. Hopefully, he gets another managerial job soon so we can all be treated to some more classic Ozzie sound bytes.
Sharpe falls into the same category as Sanders - once a loudmouth, always a loudmouth.
Chael Sonnen is the epitome of a sports loudmouth. He was born to be a WWE wrestler, but there's no doubt the dude can legitimately fight too. He can talk the talk and for the most part, walk the walk.