Every athlete on Earth does it.
There’s no escaping it.
It’s about as omnipresent in the sporting world as a ball.
We’re talking about smack talk.
Who doesn’t love when two athletes jaw at each other so much, they start throwing bows?
Or when someone goes Joe Namath and guarantees a Super Bowl victory with no regard for the other team?
The man or woman who invented trash talk is a patron saint. Without it, we’d be stuck watching the Tim Duncans of the world bore us to death with fundamentals and respect.
More importantly, without smack, fans wouldn’t get to witness its failures. No moment is funnier than when an athlete tries to puff out their chest and intimidate, only to get his or her butt whipped.
But who are the kings of this “art?” Who takes smack talk failures to the next level?