Warren Sapp Upset with Snub from Al Golden Despite Criticizing the Hire

Warren Sapp has had an icy relationship with the University of Miami since playing football for them in the early-to-mid 90s. The former Hurricanes standout says he had gone 15 years without returning to the school until attending the team’s Pro Day this year. At the Pro Day, Sapp says he made himself available to speak with new coach Al Golden but he was snubbed. Here’s what he told The Finsiders during an interview this week:

“All this reaching out? I stood in that locker room for two hours. You think Al Golden came and saw me? I’ll leave it at that, for all Canes fans.”

“I walked into the school, to the weight room where it says ‘We make champions here,’ stood there for two hours and the head coach didn’t come down to say hello or nothing. Let’s stop talking about this Al Golden reaching out and reaching back and telling everyone they’re welcome. It’s bull.”

“I went to my university for the first time in 15 years. I didn’t see Al Golden. I guess I gotta write a check to see Al Golden.”

Sapp can rant all he wants, but what he’s conveniently leaving out is how he criticized the hiring of Al Golden when it was announced. Evidence: There was this tweet on December 10th “Who The Hell Is Al Golden. And How U Fix The Greatest Program In America Coming from 1 of the Worst Program Ever. Somebody Help Me. I’m On a Bridge Talk Me Down Please!”

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Warren Sapp on Keyshawn’s Interior Decorating Show: He’s a Bitch

Even though he’s been off acting as a diva on Dancing With the Stars lately, Warren Sapp still hasn’t lost his magical touch of talking smack. The guy got off some good blasts on the ’06 Raiders team, and some even better ones on Al Davis recently. But as MDS at PFT tells us via Adam Schefter, Sapp may have saved his best blast for Keyshawn Johnson when answering a viewer’s question for Inside the NFL:

(On whether he would ever watch Keyshawn Johnson’s reality show about interior design)
SAPP: Me, watch Keyshawn on an interior decorating show? Keyshawn, I knew you were a bitch. And thanks for making it all clear.

MDS points out that this isn’t the first time Sapp’s taken a shot at Keyshawn. He’s called him a bigger malcontent than T.O., and diminished Key’s skills as well. Seems like much ado about nothing, but maybe Sapp’s just one of those guys that always has to have the serrated edge. And believe me when I say that I’m eagerly awaiting Keyshawn’s response. Maybe he’s just the bigger man between the two children, though Key does have a pretty big mouth too so I am optimistic.

Warren Sapp Still has the Magic Touch

Warren Sapp Trash TalkingI guess dropping about 50 lbs gives you the right to talk as much trash as you want. Then again, when your name’s Warren Sapp, you probably feel like you already have that privilege, because the 34-year-old fossil can still dish some ish better than anyone in the league. From USA Today, speaking about the awful Raiders team in ’06:

“We knew we were in trouble two weeks into the season with (then-coordinator) Tom Walsh,” he said. “He had been running a bed-and-breakfast place, and he turned our offense into a smorgasbord. Come here for fumbles, picks, sacks or whatever. We lined that thing up and just got beat to death. I mean, my momma (Annie Roberts) turned off Monday Night Football when we were in Seattle and I was having a good night. I called my momma the next day and said, ‘I know you saw your boy clowning?’

“She said, ‘No, baby. If I wanted to see somebody get killed, I’ll watch Law and Order.’ My mom never turns the TV off when her baby is on.”

Gosh, I remember watching that Monday Night game. I was at a bar full of Raider fans. It was silent after 15 minutes, and empty by the 4th quarter. They got beat by Seneca Wallace. Seneca effing Wallace. That team was horrendous. I guess Sapp indeed has the right to say what he did. And for my money, it doesn’t get any better than that smorgasbord line of his.

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Warren Sapp Gave Birth

Over the weekend I was alerted to the news that Oakland Raiders DT Warren Sapp had lost nearly 50 pounds, thanks to the omniscient Michael David Smith at the spectacular AOL FanHouse. I couldn’t really believe the news — for several reasons. First, when you think about how much 50 pounds really is, that would be like Warren Sapp shitting out a kindergardner. On top of that, Sapp is already old, on his last football legs, and wouldn’t appear to me as a guy who had much incentive to lose weight for playing purposes. You know, that’s something I always thought was reserved for young guys who actually cared about being in shape. Well, apparently Sapp truly regrets stealing money from the Raiders all these years, and he’s dropped the LBs to prove it. Check out the pics of the model-thin Sapp:

Dude totally dropped his gut. He’s not even fat. He looks tremendous. And man, I have to say I am quite impressed, not to mention pleased. I mean if I didn’t know better, I would say that’s not even the same person. That’s crazy.