When Trash-Talking Goes Wrong

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When Trash-Talking Goes Wrong
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A wise man once said “The boys in the hood are always hard. You come talking that trash, we’ll pull your card.”

I like to think of this as a metaphor about the karmic nature of life—the importance of knowing when to keep your mouth shut and when to just let the Alpine play, if you will. 

Some people just can’t stop jabber-jawing, however. They get gassed and start talking a big game. Fittingly enough, these are the same people who often don't walk the walk as well as they talk it. Running your mouth doesn’t always pay dividends, and sometimes you pay for it—especially in sports.

The following are some of the instances when trash-talking backfired big time in athletes and fans' faces. They might get away with jaw-jacking for a spell, but eventually Mother Karma stepped in and started pulling cards.

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