Warren Sapp has made a living off trash talking. He did it during his playing career for the Bucs and Raiders, and he’s doing it now as a broadcaster. He’s made explosive comments about LeBron James and Keyshawn Johnson and received the type of attention he was seeking. But Raiders receiver Chaz Schilens sees right through the act, and so do his teammates.
“Warren Sapp is a fool,” Schilens said, apparently bothered by Sapp’s disrespect of the Raiders. “That dude is stupid. He played for the Raiders 20 years ago, no one cares what he says, nobody likes him, he’s a joke … Everyone on this team thinks he’s a joke. So, he can make his predictions next week, and we’ll watch ‘em and we’ll go out and win. … That’s about it.”
Sapp had his feelings hurt and went on the offensive. He responded via his Twitter account.
“Ok Just Woke Up From My Tuesday Slumber. Who’s Chaz Schilens ?? Oh Wasn’t He Just On DWTS? Did He Win??”
“My Bad! I Looked Ole Chaz Up, 8 & 6 Starts His 1st Two Yrs. ONE Start In Last 2yrs, Better Start a Career Before It’s Over!”
“And someone tell Chaz I left High School 20yrs ago! And in my 4th year I had Pineapple in my Diet!”
By pineapple, Sapp was referencing the Pro Bowl in Hawaii he earned.
What’s funny is the way both guys try to discredit the other, but each spent time going out of their way to respond. Schilens isn’t even close to half as accomplished as a player as Sapp, but that doesn’t mean what he says is inaccurate. Sapp regularly makes incitive comments and has alienated his former playing homes doing so. It’s also made him popular as a broadcaster, so it’s a choice that’s worked out for him. It’s just funny that he’s getting upset when someone points it out.
And if you want our thoughts on how little we think of Sapp as an analyst, just read this and note the date of the story.Google+