Originally Posted by StarStruck
When did this perception of old school cordial behavior come about?
I've wondered the same thing, StarStruck. There seems to be a general misconception that players used to roast marshmallows and sing "Kumbaya" at halftime with each other.
I guess Broadway Joe Namath was "thug" before it was cool with all the trash talking he did before Super Bowl III. Heck, he even guaranteed a victory the week before the game.
Here's an article from a couple of years ago celebrating the best trash talkers in sports: Smack Talk: The 20 Best Trash Talkers in Sports History
Then there's USA Today's All-time NFL trash-talk team
Some people seem to have very short memories.
Originally Posted by DexmanC
That interview he did with Skip Bayless...
"In my 24 years of life. I'm better at life than you."
Bayless - "Are you better than Revis?"
Sherman - "I'm better than YOU."
That's when Sherman really showed up on my radar. Bayless is a peckerwood, and Sherman putting him in his place was classic and immediately made me like the guy.