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The lockout needs to end, for Darren Sharper’s sake

New Orleans Saints Sharper celebrates after recovering fumble by Pittsburgh Steelers Miller in New Orleans Reuters

Like so many other athletes whose physical skills are beginning to erode, veteran NFL safety Darren Sharper apparently wants to stay in the spotlight after he retires via one of the various seemingly money-for-nothing professions.

And like so many other athletes who believe that good looks and a marginally recognizable name is all it takes to become an actor, Sharper appears to be interested in acting.

Per the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Sharper stars in a short feature posted today at WorkingBug.com. 

The frenetically-edited segment comes off as a rejected-at-first-draft SNL skit, with Sharper as a man who suffers from “I.S.O.H.,” otherwise known as “Inappropriate Sense of Humor.”  It’s hard to tell whether Sharper has any actual acting talent, because the writing is so damn bad — and because the premise is downright unfunny.

But, hey, if you’re interested in seeing an NFL player delivering a few objectively offensive jokes, wearing panties on his head, drawing a penis on a painting, and eventually humping a dog, you should check it out.

Fortunately, the experience ends in less than six minutes.

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22 Responses to “The lockout needs to end, for Darren Sharper’s sake”
  1. Deb says: Apr 18, 2011 8:16 PM

    Acting? Good luck with that. Thanks to reality TV, New York and L.A. have a lot more unemployed actors–with real acting skill–than available parts. But at least he’s taking initiative.

  2. Kave Krew says: Apr 18, 2011 8:20 PM

    No soup for you…….NEXT!!!!

  3. northeastern31 says: Apr 18, 2011 8:22 PM

    How the mighty have fallen!!! LMAO

    You bums need football as much -if NOT MORE!- than we do!!!!

  4. thejuddstir says: Apr 18, 2011 8:51 PM

    LOL….Sharper has several years of experience under his belt already, he’s “acted” like he’s an elite free safety for several years now when all he does is freelance at the expense of his teammates. He couldn’t tackle his momma if she had one knee on the ground.

  5. iamtalkingsolistenandlearn says: Apr 18, 2011 9:09 PM

    “But, hey, if you’re interested in seeing an NFL player delivering a few objectively offensive jokes, wearing panties on his head, drawing a penis on a painting, and eventually humping a dog, you should check it out.”

    ***********************************

    You sound like this is something that is rare? Players act like this in real life every day. What is so different?

    Not paying their bills. Getting banned from malls for wearing the pants on the ground. Stealing beer. Shooting themselves in the leg. public intoxication and exposing themselves. Humping in bar bathrooms.
    I could go on, but the offenses would take all evening to list

  6. rolltide510 says: Apr 18, 2011 9:19 PM

    And now, the obligatory:

    DARREN SHAAAAPAH. One of the hardest hitting safeties in the LEAGUE.

  7. duanethomas says: Apr 18, 2011 9:28 PM

    northeastern31 says:
    Apr 18, 2011 8:22 PM
    How the mighty have fallen!!! LMAO

    You bums need football as much -if NOT MORE!- than we do!!!!

    Bums? Eventually the lockout will end, and these same “bums” you will be back cheering them, buying their jersey and planning your Sundays around the bums. Pro-Player/Union or Pro-Owner/NFL the name calling should cease. If you have such a problem with The NFLPA or the NFL, dont watch when it comes back or come on here and comment…….with that being said, Sharper was horrible. LOL

  8. backuppunter says: Apr 18, 2011 9:33 PM

    sweet that video was hillarious man I hope gets into acting he seems great! i bet he could do serious rolls as well!

  9. goldsteel says: Apr 18, 2011 9:35 PM

    Well the lockout needs to end period. I know the Judge thought she was doing the right thing by delaying her decision. Her mistake was in assuming that she was dealing with adults. The Judge needs to kick everybody out of the sandbox.

  10. ravensfreak00 says: Apr 18, 2011 9:38 PM

    Wow, he sucks at acting.

  11. thefiesty1 says: Apr 18, 2011 9:39 PM

    Don’t quit you day job!

  12. vikescry1 says: Apr 18, 2011 9:42 PM

    he lasted longer with the dog than with his girl… (beastiality)

  13. thekingdave says: Apr 18, 2011 11:05 PM

    First bishes!

  14. loytomaki says: Apr 18, 2011 11:23 PM

    “But, hey, if you’re interested in seeing an NFL player delivering a few objectively offensive jokes, wearing panties on his head, drawing a penis on a painting, and eventually humping a dog, you should check it out.”

    Can we start a wall of fame / wall of shame of user voted on PFT quotes? I think this would be a candidate for both of them.

  15. andymc58 says: Apr 18, 2011 11:55 PM

    The free ham joke was funny.

  16. stampnhawk says: Apr 19, 2011 12:00 AM

    Sharper had a better, and more successful, comedy routine as part of the Saints tackling squad against Lynch in Seattle.

    Although this is a tame example, really goes to show how much teams hold these players hands all year round to prevent some of this stuff from happening. Left to their own devices, they turn to this.

  17. chadgoy says: Apr 19, 2011 12:11 AM

    hmmm…earlier i posted a comment stating how boring it is you make a story up for each NFL player being hurt by the lockout (they ALL are hurt by it) and it mysteriously vanishes. But the comment refering to beastiality makes it through? Wow, I really didnt think Virgianians had animal love…until now (and now watch this comment disappear)

  18. goawayeverybody says: Apr 19, 2011 12:19 AM

    Oh Darren. As a member of whodatnation, why oh why would you do this?

  19. JimmySmith says: Apr 19, 2011 7:29 AM

    Sharper is a good actor, Exhibit A is the fact that he convinced the last two teams that he could really play the role of Safety in the NFL.

  20. burntorangehorn says: Apr 19, 2011 8:30 AM

    I had thought that Shaquille O’Cautionarytale had been bad enough to convince other pro athletes to give it a miss, but maybe O.J. and Ray Allen convinced them otherwise.

  21. cwmorga says: Apr 19, 2011 10:20 AM

    @JimmySmith says: Apr 19, 2011 7:29 AM

    Sharper is a good actor, Exhibit A is the fact that he convinced the last two teams that he could really play the role of Safety in the NFL.

    —————-

    Yeah, all he did his first two years with the Vikes was have 13 picks and 2 defensive TDs, and his first year with the Saints (2009) he broke Ed Reed’s single season record for interception return yards in a season and scored 3 times.

    I’d say that was worth the Saints’ minimal investment (2 one year deals).

  22. ilovefoolsball says: Apr 19, 2011 10:27 AM

    (as stated by Fleetwood Mac, edit my own)
    Players only love you when they’re playing, HATERZ ONLY HATE YOU WHEN THEY’RE LOOOSING :)

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