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September 29, 2003 | Houston Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
One of the great secrets of the universe was almost answered Sunday: How do you keep Shannon Sharpe quiet? Sharpe claimed he was speechless after moving into 10th place on the NFL career catches list. "I'm at a loss for words," the Bronco tight end said. But was he really? Sharpe caught seven passes in a 20-16 victory over Detroit, giving him 766 catches -- two more than James Lofton. Then, to ruin a special moment when he said he was at a loss for words, Sharpe went on for several minutes.
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July 31, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Cris Carter will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Former Minnesota Vikings teammate Qadry Ismail says his fellow wide receiver definitely deserves the honor. But that didn't stop Ismail from raining on Carter's parade more than a little bit while speaking on SiriusXM radio this week. While Carter might have been one of the greatest talents to ever play the position, Ismail said, his personality actually hurt his team in some cases. Calling Carter "a bona fide diva," Ismail compared him unfavorably to another former teammate and Hall of Famer, Shannon Sharpe, a tight end who played two years with Ismail for the Baltimore Ravens.
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May 18, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Denver Bronco tight end Shannon Sharpe, the NFL's career leader in receptions and yards at his position, will announce his retirement today and will replace Deion Sanders on "The NFL Today" pregame show, CBS spokeswoman LeslieAnne Wade confirmed Monday. Sharpe, 35, had wavered on whether to return for a 15th NFL season before announcing last month he would be back.
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February 4, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Ray Lewis has been celebrated throughout the postseason as one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history. He has also been vilified by some as a person who was involved in an incident during which two men were killed after the 2000 Super Bowl. It is a complex legacy, and one that his former teammate, Shannon Sharpe, asked him about before Sunday's Super Bowl. Sharpe, now an analyst for CBS, asked Lewis what he would say to the families of the two men killed. Lewis pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice after the incident.
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January 8, 1994 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a rivalry born soon after they were. First, it was simple competition for brothers Sterling and Shannon Sharpe. Who could mow the lawn the fastest? Who could take the trash out the quickest? Then, the stakes got higher. Who could catch more footballs? In high school. In college. In the pros. And finally, the stakes rose to $20,000.
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January 4, 2003
'Eventually you're going to get too old to play football. I won't get too old to talk anytime soon.' Shannon Sharpe, Denver Bronco tight end, on the possibility of retiring and moving into the broadcast booth
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September 22, 2005
'I have a better chance of winning the Kentucky Derby on a donkey than you do of winning the Super Bowl with Boller as your quarterback.' Shannon Sharpe, CBS analyst, on Baltimore Raven Coach Brian Billick's pledge to keep quarterback Kyle Boller as his starter when Boller returns from a toe injury
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November 21, 1998
I was unfortunate enough to catch the end of Monday night's game between the Broncos and Chiefs in which Derrick Thomas provided us with yet another example of what sports should not represent, and the broadcast crew was quick to point this out. However, I found Shannon Sharpe's taunting equally troubling, and for the TV crew to give his display air time was no less damaging than the acts committed by Thomas. What kind of examples are we setting? KEITH DOLABSON, Agoura
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January 26, 1998 | BILL DWYRE
LINEBACKER BILL ROMANOWSKI Q. How did you prepare to play Brett Favre? A. "We saw some tendencies. We saw that he didn't always throw perfect passes. We watched films, lots of them, and saw that he could be rattled and rushed." TIGHT END SHANNON SHARPE Q. Were you happy or unhappy that it ended up being the defending champion Packers against you in the Super Bowl? A. "I wanted Green Bay most of all, right from the start. I didn't want Kansas City or Pittsburgh when they were challenging us.
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January 21, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Not many NFL fans outside of the Boston area care for New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick. Why? An incident Sunday is a good example. The Patriots lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game. The losing coach is supposed to conduct a postgame interview with CBS. Belichick decided not to take part. CBS analyst Shannon Sharpe, a former tight end and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, didn't like that. "There's something to be said about being gracious in defeat," said Sharpe, now an analyst for CBS. "We've seen the New England Patriots five times in the last 12 years be victorious.
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August 5, 2011 | Sam Farmer
It isn't Shannon Sharpe striking an Incredible Hulk pose after scoring a touchdown. Not Marshall Faulk picking up an exhausted teammate and dragging him to the line of scrimmage to keep a two-minute drill going. Not Deion Sanders high-stepping into the end zone, or Richard Dent crushing another quarterback. The true human highlight film in this Pro Football Hall of Fame class is 94-year-old Ed Sabol, the onetime overcoat salesman who shaped the NFL as we know it. Sabol, who founded NFL Films and forever changed the way the world watches football, will complete his decades-overdue journey to Canton on Saturday, when he'll be inducted with a class that includes Sharpe, Faulk, Sanders, Dent, Chris Hanburger and the late Les Richter.
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September 22, 2005
'I have a better chance of winning the Kentucky Derby on a donkey than you do of winning the Super Bowl with Boller as your quarterback.' Shannon Sharpe, CBS analyst, on Baltimore Raven Coach Brian Billick's pledge to keep quarterback Kyle Boller as his starter when Boller returns from a toe injury
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May 18, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Denver Bronco tight end Shannon Sharpe, the NFL's career leader in receptions and yards at his position, will announce his retirement today and will replace Deion Sanders on "The NFL Today" pregame show, CBS spokeswoman LeslieAnne Wade confirmed Monday. Sharpe, 35, had wavered on whether to return for a 15th NFL season before announcing last month he would be back.
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September 29, 2003 | Houston Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
One of the great secrets of the universe was almost answered Sunday: How do you keep Shannon Sharpe quiet? Sharpe claimed he was speechless after moving into 10th place on the NFL career catches list. "I'm at a loss for words," the Bronco tight end said. But was he really? Sharpe caught seven passes in a 20-16 victory over Detroit, giving him 766 catches -- two more than James Lofton. Then, to ruin a special moment when he said he was at a loss for words, Sharpe went on for several minutes.
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January 4, 2003
'Eventually you're going to get too old to play football. I won't get too old to talk anytime soon.' Shannon Sharpe, Denver Bronco tight end, on the possibility of retiring and moving into the broadcast booth
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January 23, 1998 | BILL PLASCHKE
Denver tight end Shannon Sharpe has been spending this week telling anyone who will listen--and that's just about everyone--that if the Green Bay Packers try to cover him with one man, he will be the Super Bowl most valuable player. The Packers are not falling for it. "If he does that, kudos to him," Packer safety Eugene Robinson said. "But we're not selling the farm to cover him. We're not going to let that distract from the fact that the game is going to be won by our defensive line."
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January 23, 1998 | MIKE DOWNEY
"Not right now," Sterling Sharpe says. "Can't." He darts off. Good quickness, for a football player who hasn't played since 1994. Sharpe slips up behind a Green Bay Packer, who is doing a TV interview. He nuzzles the Packer's shoulder blade with his cheek. The player cranes his neck to see who it is. "You," he says. Oh, that Sterling. What a scamp. He slips away again. A Milwaukeean with a mike makes a move in his direction. "Sterling . . . ?" "Can't," he says. "Sorry. Can't." No time.
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October 21, 2002 | From Associated Press
Shannon Sharpe proved there's still plenty of life in his 34-year-old legs. There was never a doubt about his attitude. The Denver tight end set a franchise record with a career-high 214 yards receiving and two second-half touchdown catches, and the Broncos rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 37-34, in overtime Sunday.
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February 27, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Baltimore Ravens said Tuesday they will cut eight key players, including tight end Shannon Sharpe, free safety Rod Woodson and receiver Qadry Ismail. Ozzie Newsome, the team's personnel director, said Elvis Grbac won't be the team's quarterback unless Grbac restructures the $30-million, five-year contract he signed last year. The cuts are expected Thursday.
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