Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Remembering Warren Sapp

While most of the sports-watching world reacted to Brett Favre's retirement, another football legend called it quits: defensive tackle Warren Sapp.

Sapp will always be known as one of the guys most responsible for turning the Bucs from perennial laughingstock (going fourteen years without a winning season) to one of the NFL's powerhouses of the late 1990s and early 2000s, culminating of course with their dominant win in Super Bowl XXXVII, which was fittingly led by their defense.

During his time in Tampa, Sapp established himself as the face of the Bucs, which was good because their previous face was this. This was due not only to his play but his antics, such as "The Skipping Incidents", in which he repeatedly ran through other teams' warmups.

Here's the man in his own words (followed by Jon Gruden)

New addition: a good discussion thread on Sapp's Hall of Fame chances

1 comment:

  1. very enjoyable media. Must say though, as far as I'm concerned, the most special time to watch Sapp was when he was lockin it down at the U.