Richard Sherman unloads on Skip Bayless: ‘I’m better at life than you’ (Video)

Richard ShermanSkip Bayless is easily one of the most hated television personalities in sports history, but Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman could very well hate him more than any athlete in America. We learned that on Thursday, when Sherman unloaded on Bayless and insulted him on multiple occasions during an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take.”

Bayless repeatedly tried to bait Sherman into talking about his well-publicized Twitter feud with Darrelle Revis, but Sherman was clearly more concerned with attempting to publicly humiliate Skip.

“Whenever you speak to me or whenever you address me, address me as All-Pro Stanford graduate, because those are some accomplishments you will never accomplish,” Sherman said. “You have never accomplished anything.

“I am intelligent enough and capable enough to understand that you are ignorant, pompous, egotistical, credetent, and that’s really what it comes down to. And I’m going to crush you on here in front of everybody because I’m tired of hearing about it.”

I never thought I’d say this, but Skip actually made a decent point in a rare moment of clarity. Sherman is always talking about how numbers don’t lie, yet he feels the need to go after guys like Tom Brady and Calvin Johnson instead of just letting his play do the talking.

“Richard, you’re not letting the numbers speak for themselves,” Bayless said. “You’re speaking for Richard Sherman — again and again and again. You’re taking away the focus of how good you were the last two years on the field because you’re only becoming known for your trash talking.

Sherman is undoubtedly one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, but Bayless’ argument was that he plays alongside a great defense and seems overly concerned with tooting his own horn. Despite Skip’s best efforts, Sherman had no interest in talking about his love for trash talk.

“I’ll put it like this — in my 24 years of life, I’m better at life than you,” Sherman said, looking completely serious.

Here we were thinking nobody would ever insult Bayless worse than Terrell Suggs did last year, but I guess we were wrong. Sherman straight up roasted him.

H/T Deadspin

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1661992058 Gary Gray

    LOVE it. Bayless is an  ass and this was GREAT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brent.sprague1 Brent Sprague

    I love that about Richard and yes I agree Bayless is an ass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Charlesterrito1234 Charles Territo

     both are jerks, but sherman takes the cake. he don’t shut up and listen. his ego gets into town 2 days before he does. such a cocky a-hole, he is irrelevant. kind of childish, too!

  • DaBears5434

    As much as i normally cant stand Skip, this guy is a much bigger ass. I just lost any little bit of any kind of respect for him, just like his trash talking on the field, thats all he did here was go on ESPN to bad mouth Skip, he wouldnt even answer anything about his playing ability. Boy Skip must have really pissed him off in the past. He’s only been around the nfl a couple of years, lets see if he can pass the test of time. or if he was on a lousy defense would he have the numbers he has had?? What an ASS

  • http://www.facebook.com/andy.zilla.3 Andy Zilla

    exactly,Richard Sherman has not accomplished ANYTHING,he has 3 yrs under his belt and a failed drug test that got thrown out by a technicality. I put him,right now,under the same category as Shawn Merriman,and we all know how that worked out.

  • waldo49ers

    thhere both ass, sherm you are are a biger bum

  • Ron Capece

    The guy is a thug who can’t take any criticism.   Skip is just doing his job stirring up the pot and this goon fell for it. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000283543870 Sherry E. Brison-Smith

    “ignorant, pompous, egotistical”…….Was Richard looking in the mirror when those words came out of his mouth.  It’s people like this who take away from the rest of the team, and can cause an entire team to be HATED.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000283543870 Sherry E. Brison-Smith

    “ignorant, pompous, egotistical”?  Was Richard looking in the mirror when those words extruded from his mouth?  It’s people like him who take away from the integrity of the rest of the team and can cause people to HATE and entire team.  STHU and win something.

  • MoVice

    Richard who?


    Wow all of you are either racist or never played the Sport of Football. When you are an athlete that is your talent and your art. You must understand people are sensitive about their talent I don’t blame him. If I worked hard to get to that level and I know you didn’t do question me about my abilities ask me about how far do I think I can go help keep me postive and focus to stay at that level. I think they let the wrong people iteview who never been aywhere. How can you be an analyst and no ever heard of you? This kid could be in alot of other places statictcaly but he finished college and is in the NFL. So stop Haters

  • http://twitter.com/SeanSJ1 Sean SJ

    I absolutely hate Skip Bayless and find myself disagreeing with nearly everything he says when I watch First Take; however, I completely forgot about all that after listening to this idiot ramble on about how he’s the greatest. He’s been in the league two years…one bad knee injury could end that next year and then what would he have to say? Nothing. He’s a great player, but right not he doesn’t have the resume or the right to say he’s the best in the NFL. Furthermore, he has to be the most inarticulate person who’s ever graduated from Stanford. He hardly even seems literate, and he’s just painful to listen to.

  • http://twitter.com/SeanSJ1 Sean SJ

    It’s Bayless’ job to be critical of athletes…that is at least partially the job of every single sports analyst in the media. I don’t like Skip’s personality nor do I agree with most of what he says, but by resorting to a personal attack against him Sherman just looked like a moron. Bayless was right, Sherman wasn’t letting the stats speak for themselves. He wouldn’t even shut up long enough to listen to a question. There’s a way to defend your ability and accomplishments without looking like an arrogant dick.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EHVGIRZ7YAO3E2HUKNM7BLLVCE Talent

     But it’s obvious if he graduated from Stanford and is currently pursuing a masters from Stanford that Richard Sherman is intelligent.  Being articulate is not always a great indicator of someones intelligence. 

  • http://twitter.com/SeanSJ1 Sean SJ

    Regardless of that, Skip won the argument IMO since he was able to articulately defended his opinion (when he was able to talk). Sherman just rambled… Not the best way to win an argument.  He may be intelligent, but he doesn’t seem very mature and he sure as hell isn’t humble (not that Bayless is).

  • http://twitter.com/SeanSJ1 Sean SJ

    Anyways, I’m not so sure that college degrees are much of an indication of intelligence for athletes. Even athletes from Stanford have proven themselves to be pretty stupid in the past. 

  • Topo

    I was going to say something about how good Sherman is,but I couldn’t think of anything he hasn’t already said himself. I can say this he’s a magician,he vanished in the playoffs. 

  • Grant Taylor

    Sherman has no respect for anybody including himself. Why is he going after Bayless on a personal level, because his feelings were hurt? That is not a man talking but a child. Sherman has mental problems and no amount of physical skills are going to hide that or lesson the problem. He knocked the ball away on the final play and should of been celebrating. Instead he finds a way to make a complete ass of himself and then claims he is the “greatest corner in football”.Hopefully he will realize one day after his career is over, his wife has left him and he has filed for bankruptcy that part of being great in life is having a little humility. Troy Polamalu is better at life than Sherman will ever be, on and off the football field. Go Broncos.

  • Grant Taylor

    You think Richard is cool? He has severe mental problems. When you berate somebody and say your better than them, you have absolutely proven the opposite.