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Richard Sherman Tells Skip Bayless He’s “Better At Life” Than Him On First Take


It’s not often you find that Stephen A. Smith is the least insufferable person in a room with at least three people (I seriously kid, love ya Stephen A.), but alas, that’s what Richard Sherman and Skip Bayless did on First Take Thursday afternoon. Sherman laid a verbal smackdown Bayless, and you’ll wind up never having loved First Take more. Watch what went down.

Honestly, I haven’t laughed out loud as heartily as I did at this clip in a long, long time. It goes without saying that Bayless had this coming for a long time, though I didn’t quite expect it from Sherman. It’s not that Sherman doesn’t have the propensity to say impulsive, outlandish things. It’s that he’s only been in the NFL for two seasons, and in the public eye for not much longer — we’ve had to bear witness to Bayless for years. I just thought it wasn’t going to take until 2013 for something like this to happen.

Not gonna lie, between laughs, my face was much like Stephen A’s: scrunched up in ways it usually isn’t, wincing at Sherman’s poisonous barbs. It was hard to watch at times, only because I was waiting in terrible fear to see what an unhinged Bayless might look like. “In my 24 years of life, I’m better at life than you,” is something Sherman actually said to Bayless, so you can imagine my fear.

And Stephen A’s.

True fear.

True fear

Unadulterated fear.

He’s basically peeing his pants.

[Seattle PI]


  • Grizzle

    Apparently, Richard Sherman only cares about himself. Not one mention of his team. He just made himself look terrible. Skip owned him.

  • http://twitter.com/sllimthg danny

    Skip looked like a meek little boy being confronted by the truth for the first time

  • Mike

    Nobody cares if you like the Seahawks Skip! lol (You’re trying to like the Seahawks?) Why are you giving so much fuel to the fire of Richard Sherman? He’s an excellent player that backs up his talk with results! If he didn’t then I might understand some of your points. People didn’t like Deion Sanders and his antics either, early in the day, but when they saw him play, year after year, they accepted his antics a lot more. The fact that you’re talking about him, gives him credibility. Quit whining, Richard is just a character, having fun, making great plays and getting into the minds of other players. If you would have listened to his quick conversation with RG3 after the game against the Skins, you would learn that he does have a lot of respect for other great players.

  • Anonymous

    Sherman could have made his point up front, then moved on, but saw the need to keep kicking Bayless. If he doesn’t go on to have several productive seasons–and more importantly a championship–he’s in the VIP line to be remembered as a five-star douchebag.

  • Patrick

    Off topic, sorry. The poll on the side has no option for “you think steroid players should be in the HOF” if you are getting paid millions of dollars and you are not doing everything possible to try to win you don’t deserve to be in the HOF.

  • corri anderson

    Not Sherman’s best moment but it was nice to see someone call out Bayless for the clown he is.


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