The art and science of TRASH-TALKING

Koss, Katie
December 2005
Sporting News;12/23/2005, Vol. 229 Issue 51, p63
The article states that cornerback Fred Smoot, from Minnesota Vikings, was voted the biggest trash-talker in football and gives several tips in the science of verbal warfare. It is always necessary to study one's opponent, and find out their weaknesses and their strengths. One needs to have a delivery and it's got to be natural. If that's not one's personality, they can't trash-talk. However, one should avoid making it too personal. It is also necessary that one be able to go out and handle one's own business. If one cannot play the game, they cannot really talk.


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