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Shut 'em up with shut-down lines

Trash talk has gotten silly. So Page 2's Ralph Wiley gives us a few lines that can shut up even the worst offenders.

Updated: February 10, 2004, 12:42 PM ET
By Ralph Wiley | Page 2 columnist

Sick of the endless streams of trash talk?

Tired of all the chest-bumping, upper-torso wiggling, smack-talk bragging that seems to accompany every ordinary eight-yard first-down catch, every simple leg tackle, every measly breakaway dunk, every wide-open three, and every office-pool or home-video-game win reeking with luck?

Me, too.

Make 40 plays. Win a big one. Then talk trash.

In the meantime, since such overkill is unlikely to go away, do you need suitable retorts? ...

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