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    Default Trash Talking

    This debate deserves its own thread. Here are the questions:

    Is trash talking ever ok?
    What limits are there/should there be?
    When does it cross the line for you?
    Do you even care about trash talking?

    Here is my view. I understand the emotions of competition. I understand getting in another player's face or talking trash. If one player is doing it, it is natural to respond. I believe most players that do it, need it to keep them playing at their highest level. It gets the adrenaline flowing and gets them focused. So in general, I am ok with trash talking.

    What I don't like is when it goes outside the playing field. I think it shows disrespect for an opponent and a lack of character if I talk trash about an opponent outside the field of play. Richard Sherman I respect as a player. I lose respect for him as a person every time he opens his mouth.

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    I love trash talking. Family is off limits. Everything else is fair game. I love watching two people talk trash to either with their mouths and in basketball I like when two people guarding each other go back and forth also like Kyrie Irving and Brandon Knight? did during All star weekend last year.

    I think people would be surprised at the trash talking that goes on at the middle school level on basketball courts. Kid hits a three on another kid and kid who hit it will say "face".

    Trash talking at the high school level happens nightly. I'll always remember my oldest playing against Anthony Hickey and him telling me how corny Anthony Hickey was.

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    I personally love it. I always have, and I always will.

    I liken it to student section chants. As long as it's directly related to what's happening on the field, I'm typically not only OK with it but totally in support of it. When it gets personal, it starts to bother me a little.

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    Trash talking should be encouraged IMO. Nothing is off limits. It ends once both teams have left the stadium for the day/night following a game/series.
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    You should only talk it if you can back it up but I don't have anything wrong with it. Some guys, especially in the NFL I guess need it.
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    I agree that family should be off limits... Unless of course your mom is a Homie Hopper like LeBron's. Kinda hard to ignore that.

    Seriously though... If you can trash talk and back it up, have at it. It makes games much more exciting. I'd venture to say that 95% of all people that ever played competitive/team sports trash talked at some point in their careers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    I agree that family should be off limits... Unless of course your mom is a Homie Hopper like LeBron's. Kinda hard to ignore that.

    Seriously though... If you can trash talk and back it up, have at it. It makes games much more exciting. I'd venture to say that 95% of all people that ever played competitive/team sports trash talked at some point in their careers.
    I talk smack when I play Uno, man... Competition drives me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    I talk smack when I play Uno, man... Competition drives me.
    "You gonna Draw Four ME?!?!?! And then Reverse me too???"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    "You gonna Draw Four ME?!?!?! And then Reverse me too???"
    I'm getting mad thinking about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    I'm getting mad thinking about it.
    A "Draw Four" in the right place and time is just disrespectful.
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    I'm good with it as long as you know it will catch up to you at some point. Especially in the NFL. I'm even fine going personal if you are willing to meet that person off the field. The greatest retaliation ever from (allegedly) making it personal is Zinedine Zidane in the World Cup finals with the epic head butt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Trash talking should be encouraged IMO. Nothing is off limits. It ends once both teams have left the stadium for the day/night following a game/series.
    ^^I think this pretty much sums it up.

    I do find it funny that whatever idiot TV producer/director/executive purposely picked out Stewart and then wants to be surprised when he runs off at the mouth? He has a history of running his mouth after every game (including a game where he got smacked). This kind of backlash and outrage was planned for ratings long in advance of who won.

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    Has Richard Sherman crossed the line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Has Richard Sherman crossed the line?
    Not even close. Of course, there's really no line to cross. Everything should be fair game when it comes to trash-talking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Not even close. Of course, there's really no line to cross. Everything should be fair game when it comes to trash-talking.
    Interviews off the field well after or before a game? Anything you say is ok, even when it is clearly wrong? No line to cross at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Interviews off the field well after or before a game? Anything you say is ok, even when it is clearly wrong? No line to cross at all?
    I'm sorry, what did he say that was clearly wrong? And yes, his interview was 1000% acceptable. It was immediately after the game, on the field. Not sure why you have such issue with it...

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    Sherman was a punk and his actions after the play showed what a punk he is also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    I'm sorry, what did he say that was clearly wrong? And yes, his interview was 1000% acceptable. It was immediately after the game, on the field. Not sure why you have such issue with it...
    I should have been more clear. I wasn't specifically referring to Sherman with those questions. I was asking about anyone trash talking and where the line does get drawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Not even close.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbird View Post
    Sherman was a punk and his actions after the play showed what a punk he is also.
    Is Crabtree a punk for smacking Sherman in the face after the play in the end zone?