Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) celebrates during the second half of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Sherman perfected trash talking skills by playing Madden


Trash talking doesn’t come easy. It’s a learned behavior and unless you’re going to harass your dog or bark at yourself in the mirror, you need a target. You also need an activity to help you advance your trash talking skills.

Sure – playing a sport – football specifically – will help with that, but how do you keep the motivation going to be an epic trash talker when you’re not on the field?

By talking junk to your roommates during college during epic games of Madden and NBA 2K.

That’s exactly what the loudmouthed Seattle Seahawks defensive back did during his time at Stanford according to former Cardinals teammate and roommate Kellen Kiilsgaard.

Per For The Win:

“He takes his Madden games, his NBA 2K games the same way he takes his NFL matchups,” Kiilsgaard said, laughing. “If you lose, you’re going to hear about it for a week. I’ve been called a sorry Madden competitor plenty of times by him.”

It’s a pretty interesting read on Sherman from a more personal perspective that’s well worth your time.

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