Now that Warren Sapp’s retired (and received such a big sendoff from the Raiders), what’s a 300-pound ex-football lineman to do with his time? Well, there’s only one logical answer - go on “Dancing With The Stars“!
YAHOO’s SHUTDOWN CORNER foxtrots over news that Sapp has apparently been asked to appear on the ABC reality show, a program that’s already shown America the sweet dance moves of Emmitt Smith, Mark Cuban and Jason Taylor.
And Warren is all over the idea of tripping the light fantastic:
“It’s something that sort of came out of nowhere. But I enjoy the idea of training for something else. My whole life has been football. I could hang out in L.A. for a few weeks. My daughter would love it. There’s nothing wrong with my smile. I don’t think I speak Ebonics. I think I will (do the show).”
And we’re certain that Sapp’s big grin & eloquent diction will score more points with the judges. In all honestly, we wouldn’t mind seeing Warren trying to two-step with a partner who promises to be only half his size.
Sapp’s dancing revelation came during a recent interview with the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES. While perusing through the article, we came across a couple of other noteworthy comments from the former Raider & Buccaneer.
First, here’s how he describes the working environment in Al Davis’ club:
As dark as a black hole. Stuff went on in that organization that shouldn’t go on in sports. I don’t think there’s one person who knows who or what is making the call. Let’s just say the Oakland experience is unique. The phone rings quite a bit on that sideline. Insubordination is grounds for termination in any company.
As for his previous place of football employment, Sapp touches on why he moved from Tampa to Orlando:
The whole thing with Tampa was over almost five years ago. I dropped my little girl off at school and stopped at my favorite sub shop. A dude with a Bucs hat and T-shirt came up and said, “What are you doing here?” I said, “Last time I checked, this wasn’t Russia. What am I doing here?”
Sometimes you get signs. I didn’t want to be Michael Irvin and get pulled over for doing 55 in a 54 (mph) zone. I went to get my mother another house and saw a place for myself on a lake with a dock. There’s no football or baseball team there, nobody to ask me, “What are you doing here?”
So, we shouldn’t be expecting many favorable “Dancing” votes for Sapp from callers in the Oakland or Tampa areas.