Shannon Sharpe
Player of American football
Shannon Sharpe
Shannon Sharpe is a former American Football tight end who played for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. Sharpe is known for his creative commentary and in depth understanding of the intricacies of the professional game. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and inducted on August 6, 2011.
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A Few Patriots Don't Want To Visit The White House After Winning The Super Bowl
Huffington Post - 17 days
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Shannon Sharpe Had The Perfect Comeback After A Twitter Troll Made Fun Of His Lisp
Yahoo News - about 2 months
Don’t come at Shannon Sharpe on Twitter. It all started with this tweet about the Raiders, which seems a bit unfair given that their season was ruined when Derek Carr and Matt McGloin got hurt and the team was stuck with Connor Cook at quarterback. Sharpe wasn’t the only one out there trolling Raider Nation, but one fan didn’t like that Sharpe went after his team.
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St. Louis Rams: Addressing the line, Day 3 thoughts
isports web - almost 2 years
If there was any question about the kind of team Jeff Fisher and Les Snead wanted to build in St. Louis, those should be long gone. After selecting top running back Todd Gurley in the first round, the St. Louis Rams followed it up with two big mauling lineman to open up running lanes. Then, the Rams addressed the quarterback room, adding a developmental prospect to back up Nick Foles. The Picks Sitting at the ninth pick in the second round, 41st overall, the Rams were bombarded with trade offers. The best value came from the Carolina Panthers, as St. Louis picked up an extra third and sixth round pick while swapping second Quarterback Sean Mannion was selected by the Rams in the third round (#89 overall). rounders. At pick 57, the Rams chose Rob Havenstein out of Wisconsin. Fifteen picks later, the Rams went with Jamon Brown out of Louisville. With the third round pick they acquired from the Panthers, the Rams took a developmental project in quarterback Sean Mannion out of Or ...
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Did You Know These 7 Famous Athletes Were From Illinois?
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Illinoisans are almost as divided on their sports loyalties as they are on their political preferences. Whether you're from downstate and prefer to identify with St. Louis teams, or live up north and call yourself a cheesehead, no one can deny Chicago is the mecca for the state's professional sports teams, and also home to some of the world's most valuable franchises. Here are some notable athletes (in no particular order) who were born in Illinois, along with a few of their career highlights that make them standout stars. 1. Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960-March 6, 2006) Born: Chicago Sport/position: Baseball, center fielder Team: Minnesota Twins Career highlights: Hall of Famer, 10x All-Star, 2x World Series Champ, 6x Silver Slugger Award winner, 6x Gold Glove Award winner. 2. Hank Bauer (July 31, 1922-Feb. 9, 2007) Born: East St. Louis Sport/position: Baseball, right fielder Teams: New York Yankees and Kansas City Athletics Career highligh ...
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Shannon Sharpe: NFL should ban Richie Incognito, send 'strongest of messages'
USA Today - about 3 years
Shannon Sharpe also believes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell must send strong message in wake of Dolphins investigation.
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The art of smack: Some of the best ever trash talkers share their tricks
USA Today - about 3 years
Warren Sapp, Keyshawn Johnson, Shannon Sharpe and Terrell Suggs were talking junk long before Richard Sherman.
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Richie Incognito, Redskins and Racism in the NFL
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
"Once upon a time, a woman was picking up firewood. She came upon a poisonous snake frozen in the snow. She took the snake home and nursed it back to health. One day the snake bit her on the cheek. As she lay dying, she asked the snake, "Why have you done this to me?" And the snake answered, "Look, bitch, you knew I was a snake." -Russell Means, Natural Born Killers Irritatingly, the "Richie Incongito Is a Bully" and the "Richie Incognito Said the Word 'Nigger'" storyline has been dominating the ESPN Sportscenter episodes recently. Just as my Seahawks get good enough to command serious national attention, some idiot who is considered an "honorary black man" by many of his fellow Miami Dolphins teammates simultaneously has 1) Shannon Sharpe crying like an infant; 2) white liberals judging this white man as if he were the first and only white man that has ever said this word; and 3) black folks upset. I'm just mad that they're not talking about the Seahawks. They are that good, y ...
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Shannon Sharpe on Miami Dolphins / NFL / Richie Incongnito controversy — (by the way, how have we gotten to this point? the NFL embroiled in controversy – from head injuries to now very painful situations like this; ) – We have gone from baseball and s
Fox News - over 3 years
(An an aside, I can’t believe that his brother Sterling is 48!  Where did the years go?) The post Shannon Sharpe on Miami Dolphins / NFL / Richie Incongnito controversy — (by the way, how have we gotten to this point? the NFL embroiled in controversy – from head injuries to now very painful situations like this; ) – We have gone from baseball and steroids to now this! appeared first on Gretawire.
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The Best Moments From Miley Cyrus on SNL
Ok Magazine - over 3 years
She came… she saw…she wore tons of mesh! OK! News: Read Sinead O’Conner’s Open Letter To Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus pulled double-duty last night, as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. And she did really good! She poked fun at herself (and her VMA performance, natch), the government shutdown, and managed to pull off a successful Scarlett Johansson impression to boot! Take a look at the best sketches below: VMA’S BACKSTAGE COLD OPEN MILEY CYRUS MONOLOGUE 50 SHADES OF GREY AUDITIONS GIRLFRIEND TALK SHOW WE DID STOP PIERS MORGAN – CLINTONS MILEY CYRUS “Wrecking Ball” WEEKEND UPDATE: JACOB THE BAR MITZVAH BOY WEEKEND UPDATE: SHANNON SHARPE WEEKEND UPDATE: WINNERS/LOSERS WEEKEND UPDATE: PAT LYNHART CHEER SQUAD MORNIN’ MIAMI MILEY CYRUS “We Can’t Stop” POETRY CLASS MILEY SEX TAPE How do you think Miley did on SNL? Did you watch? Who’s your dream host? Share in the comments or tweet me @OKMagazine.
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Shannon Sharpe on joint HGH study: I'm no 'guinea pig'
USA Today - over 3 years
Meanwhile, ex-player Solomon Wilcots says he'd volunteer "in a heartbeat" for the trial.
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Wayne Besen: Prayer Isn't a Team Sport
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
In 1984, I was placed on the varsity basketball team as a high school sophomore -- a team that held a daily Evangelical Christian prayer after practice. Even though it was a public school, we were forced to gather in a circle near center court and offer pleas to God that always ended "in Jesus' name we pray," although not all of us were Christians. This intrusive ritual was student-initiated and well-intentioned, yet there was a high degree of coercion. As a scrawny 14-year-old playing with muscle-bound 18-year-old men, I was too intimidated to speak up and challenge the appropriateness of such unconstitutional, sectarian prayers. To get along, those like me, learned to go along and violate our consciences. Unfortunately, similar situations are happening every day and highlight why prayers and showy displays of team piety should immediately be excised -- from grade school to the professional ranks. That means no more team prayer circles or Bible studies. Team chaplains ...
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Video: NFL Commissioner, experts agree on football's future
CBS News - about 4 years
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Shannon Sharpe and Phil Simms agree that football will be around and thriving still in 30 years.
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Roger Stone: StoneZone's Sixth Annual Ten Best and Worst Dressed Men and Women in the World for 2012
Huffington Post - about 4 years
We here at the StoneZone have adopted a tradition in which Hollywood designer and arbiter of style Mr. Blackwell would publish a list of those he thought were the best – and worst clad people in the World. Mr. Blackwell’s list was eagerly awaited each New Year, via his syndicated newspaper column. His reviews could be snarky and cutting for those he considered ill-clad. Thousands of newspapers picked up Blackwell’s list through the wire services of the day. Blackwell’s celebrated list could make one in society or the movies or break one. His list was the gold standard of style and who was stylish and who was not. While Blackwell is long gone, his tradition continues for the SIXTH year. The publication of our 2012 list coincides with the launch of STONESSTYLE.com, a new website in which I will write on matters strictly sartorial. We are proud to continue this august tradition yet it is will increasing difficulty that we compile this list for the state of dress for the pub ...
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David Morris: We're the NFL. We Don't Have to Care.
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
Watching professional football these days reminds me of Lily Tomlin's Ernestine the telephone operator on Saturday Night Live and her famous punch line, "We don't care. We don't have to.  We're the phone company." Or in this case the National Football League. By now even those who don't plunk themselves down in front of the TV set on Sunday, or Monday or Thursday to watch football know what I'm talking about. In June the NFL locked out its referees and has been using replacements ever since. Referees at major college conferences refused to become scabs so the NFL reached down into the lower college and even high school ranks. The result, as many predicted, has been a disaster. "We have all seen officials have bad games. We have even seen bad officials. This is different, and unlike anything I can remember," writes Michael Rosenberg of Inside NFL. "These guys are overwhelmed. They look like they spent 20 years riding a bicycle and now they have to fly a plane, and they ...
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Buffalo Bills: Scott Chandler Getting No NFL Respect
Buffalo Rising - over 4 years
Over the last few seasons in the NFL, there's been a rise in talent at the tight end position, leading to a bit of an evolution at the position. Traditionally a hybrid of offensive line and wide receiver, the tight end was usually used as a release valve in the passing game, a third or fourth option when protection breaks down or receivers are covered downfield, and as support in run and pass blocking. Sure, there were some physical specimens making big plays along the way (Shannon Sharpe -10,060 yds, 62 TDs; Tony Gonzalez -12,053 yds, 83 TDs). But it wasn't until last year that tight ends got the universal love they deserved as potent offensive weapons. There was, of course, Rob Gronkowski, who became the darling superstar of the NFL last season by shattering tight end records in TD receptions (17, he led the league in all of 2011), total TDs (18), and yards in a season (1327). Listening to some, Rob's already a shoe-in for Canton (I'll wait until his body ...
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John Saw It, He Know's, And He Remembers.
Mile High Report - almost 5 years
Perhaps John Elway was born too late. In the 1977 season, the year of the Denver Broncos first Super Bowl apearence, "The Orange Crush" was in full force, five Bronco players made the Pro Bowl. They were: RILB Randy Gradishar ROLB Tom Jackson RDE Lyle Alzado (FEAR THE RIGHT SIDE!) SS Bill Thompson LCB Lois Wright Buy the time the Colts had traded Elway to the Denver Broncos six years later, (on May 2, 1983) three of those Pro Bowlers were still there. (Randy Gradishar, Tom Jackson and Louis Wright) The 1983 draft was an interesting one. Lets take a look at that one and a couple others and you'll understand the point of this post. Here was the 83 draft: Rnd 1 Chris Hinton OG (went to the Colts in the trade for John) 2 Mark Cooper OT (played for us 5 years before heading to Tampa Bay and is still my favorite blogger at denverbroncos.com.) 3 Clint Sampson WR (left football after 4 years having never started a game) 5 George Ha ...
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An observation on our drafts
Mile High Report - almost 5 years
Before i start i just want to say that we didn't have a terrible draft. Actually we picked up great depth which will be a help going into the future. So moving on, let me share my thoughts with you. Every year i watch the draft, and every year I blow a fuse. This year was one of the worst in a long time because i had such high expectations. I think we did ok, but I think we could've done a lot better. A major problem I've observed is our team thinks they're smarter than anyone in the room. Sometimes I think i can do better. Actually i do think I can do better. Every year i wonder how is it that Pittsburgh & Baltimore have such great drafts. How is it that they know more than anyone. This year I figured it out. They pick the logical players available at the time of their pick. My reaction to their picks usually goes this way: " yup, makes sense, god I hate them." And i proceed to curse them out. Rarely am i puzzled by the player they choose. ...
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Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe Calls DeSean Jackson A Chicken
GCOBB.Com - about 5 years
Hall of Fame tight <a class="fplink fp-690863" href="/shannon+sharpe">Shannon Sharpe</a> called out Eagles wide receiver <a class="fplink fp-398423" href="/desean+jackson">DeSean Jackson</a> on Twitter.  “Watching D.Jack of eagles his play is horrible he dropped 2 tds and several other catches,plus he’s chicken and wants no part of contact,eew”. Sharpe isn’t making anything up.  It’s obvious that Jackson has decided that he’s more interested [...]
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shannon Sharpe
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 45
    On February 18, 2014, it was announced that Sharpe, along with Dan Marino were being relieved of their duties as on-air commentators on The NFL Today and were being replaced by Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott.
    More Details Hide Details In 2013, Sharpe became a columnist and spokesperson for FitnessRX For Men magazine and appeared on their September 2013 cover. Sharpe currently hosts Sirius NFL Radio's Opening Drive morning program, alongside Bob Papa. Sharpe was among the 17 finalists being considered for enshrinement at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009. However, he was passed over in his first year in a class that included Bruce Smith, Ralph Wilson, Derrick Thomas and Rod Woodson. On October 23, 2009, the NCAA Division II Football Hall of Fame announced that Sharpe would be inducted in December of that year. In addition, Savannah State University also retired Sharpe's No. 2 jersey. On November 28, 2010, Sharpe was nominated as semi-finalist for induction into the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with Art Modell and 24 others, among them Jerome Bettis, Roger Craig, Marshall Faulk, and Deion Sanders. Subsequently, on February 6, 2011, Shannon Sharpe was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sharpe was escorted to the Hall of Fame ceremony by Canton native Haley Smith, continuing the tradition of pageant winners escorting the inductees. He also appeared on the American Dad! episode "The Scarlett Getter", portraying himself.
  • 2011
    Age 42
    He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and inducted on August 6, 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 41
    In September 2010, a temporary restraining order was placed against Sharpe by his alleged stalker Michele Bundy after Sharpe refused to date her.
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  • 2009
    Age 40
    He was inducted into the Division II Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    Sharpe played 12 seasons for the Broncos (1990–99, 2002–03) and two years with the Ravens (2000–01), winning three Super Bowls and finishing his career as the NFL’s all-time leader in receptions (815), receiving yards (10,060) and receiving touchdowns (62) by a tight end until Tony Gonzalez surpassed all three of these records, including breaking his total yardage record on October 5, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Sharpe holds the distinction of being the first tight end ever to amass over 10,000 receiving yards. Sharpe was also named a member of the NFL's first team All-Decade team of the 1990s.
  • 2004
    Age 35
    Sharpe was also involved in an August 2004 incident with the mother of his child where the charge was dismissed after mediation.
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    In the 2004 NFL regular season, Sharpe defeated Marino and Esiason in the pick 'em game of The NFL Today with a 53-21 record.
    More Details Hide Details His critics say that his broadcasting skills are hurt by his poor grammar and enunciation of words (Sharpe has a very noticeable lisp and drawl). A satirical article on The Onion joked "CBS Producers Ask Shannon Sharpe To Use at Least 3 Real Words Per Sentence."
  • 2000
    Age 31
    In the Ravens 2000 AFC title game against the Raiders, he caught a short pass on 3rd down and 18 from his own four-yard line and took it 96 yards for a touchdown, assisting his team to a 16-3 win.
    More Details Hide Details Sharpe also caught a 50+ yard pass in each of their other two playoff games. He finished his 14-year career with 815 receptions for 10,060 yards and 62 touchdowns in 203 games. Sharpe was a commentator for the CBS Sports pregame show The NFL Today, including the Sprint Halftime Report and the Subway Postgame Show, replacing Deion Sanders and co-hosting with James Brown (formerly with Fox NFL Sunday), former NFL quarterbacks Dan Marino and Boomer Esiason as well as former coach Bill Cowher.
  • 1999
    Age 30
    He remained with Denver until 1999, winning two championship rings in Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII in the process.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 28
    After the 1997 season championship, his first, he appeared on General Mills' Wheaties boxes with four other Broncos.
    More Details Hide Details After a two-year stint with the Baltimore Ravens, where he won another championship ring in Super Bowl XXXV, he returned to the Broncos. He played there until 2003. Then he retired to become an NFL analyst for CBS, where his brother Sterling also worked as an analyst. Ozzie Newsome, Ravens' general manager, said that "I think he's a threat when he's on the field. He has to be double-teamed. He's a great route-runner. He's proven that he can make the big plays. That's what separates him. He's a threat." Sharpe was selected All-Pro 4 times, played in eight Pro Bowls (1992–1998, 2001) and amassed over 1,000 receiving yards in three different seasons. In a 1993 playoff game against the Los Angeles Raiders, Sharpe tied a postseason record with 13 receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown.
  • 1990
    Age 21
    Sharpe was drafted in the 7th round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, 192nd overall.
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  • 1989
    Age 20
    He was also selected as a Kodak Division II All-American in 1989.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 19
    He led the Tigers' football team to their best records in the program's history: 7-3 in 1988 and 8-1 in 1989.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on June 26, 1968.
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