Sapp’s book looks like a must-read

It doesn’t come out until August, so you can strike it from the early phases of your summer reading list.  But few football books figure to be more entertaining than Sapp Attack, the first written offering from former NFL lineman Warren Sapp.

Gary Shelton of the Tampa Bay Times recently previewed the 314-page effort, in which Sapp apparently perfectly captures his essence:  “[H]e is loud, and he is profane, and he is stepping on a different set of toes every time you turn a page,” Shelton writes.  “You may like it, you may hate it, and you may stay up late laughing about it.”

Sapp shares his views on his coaches and teammates, telling it like he sees it.  Sapp says he chose to play college football at Miami over Florida State in part because coach Bobby Bowden referred to one of his other players as a “fat ass.”  Sapp says that his first NFL coach, Sam Wyche, tried to motivate “by making snide comments, by belittling people.”  Sapp says that “Tony Dungy put the damn cake in the oven, and then Jon Gruden came in and put the icing on it.”

Sapp’s views on the men he played with include outing former Bucs defensive tackle Brad Culpepper for cheating.  Sapp claims that Culpepper, now a lawyer and one of the many former players suing the NFL for concussions, used silicone to make it harder to be held.  “Now that [Culpepper] also is retired, I’ll confess for him that he was one of the people who did that,” Sapp writes.  “He practically bathed in silicone before a game.  Trust me, if he had ever tried to hug his wife before a game, she would have slipped right out of his arms and gone straight up in the air.”

Um, does that make Sapp a snitch?

Perhaps the most intriguing thing about the book is that the cover art features an image of Sapp wearing the Super Bowl ring that, according to his bankruptcy filing, he lost several years ago.  Though it’s quite likely that the picture was digitally altered, it’s a detail that Sapp will surely have to explain at some point to one of Sapp’s colleagues in the judiciary.

51 responses to “Sapp’s book looks like a must-read

  1. Before people accuse him of trying to make money off of the book please note that books are not that profitable!!!!

    Trust me!!! They are not because if Dan Wetzel and Josh Luchs can point that out as book writers and Jose Canseco confesses to only have made $1.5 million offer his first book and lost all of that in his Los Angeles-area home Warren Sapp should not be accused of profiteering or attempting to do so!!!!!!!

  2. “Though it’s quite likely that the picture was digitally altered”

    You can tell from that thumbnail that not only is that not his ring, that’s not his hand.

  3. Not that it’s particularly relevant to this topic….but Brad Culpepper was probably the nicest, most out going professional athlete I have ever met.

    Went to a Bucs Charity thing back in 1997 or 1998, and Mike Alstott showed up late, and kept his head down signing autographs except occasionally picking it up to smile for a picture (or going the extra mile for some of the cuter girls)….But Brad Culpepper was signing anything and everything, talking to people, great with the kids, he signed the promo photos all the players did, and I saw him ask more than a couple fans “Want me to sign your shirt or your hat?”

    Even though he now does embarrassing ambulance-chasing type commercials during the local Judge Judy broadcasts, I will always have the impression of him being a really great guy.

  4. I just can’t read a book that I have to envision sapp’s voice in my head. Yes, that absolutely makes him a snitch, I hope culpepper sues him too. He thinks he is hilarious, I’m glad that someone out there does. Please NBC, devote more air time to the NFL. I love the class of NBC, and the journalists. ESPN is old, stale, and just not entertaining. The NFL network is just filled with the likes of Sapp, Irvin, and deion sanders…. Enough said, role models huh??

  5. rajbais says:
    May 28, 2012 11:52 PM
    Before people accuse him of trying to make money off of the book please note that books are not that profitable!!!!

    Trust me!!! They are not because if Dan Wetzel and Josh Luchs can point that out as book writers and Jose Canseco confesses to only have made $1.5 million offer his first book and lost all of that in his Los Angeles-area home Warren Sapp should not be accused of profiteering or attempting to do so!!!!!!!

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    I wrote a book, I made great money off of it. And I didn’t get paid a fat advance, which I’m sure Warren received. (To the highest bidder no less) Also, books like albums escalate in payout – they hit certain tiers and the royalty rate grows – and not just in percentage points but also in hard money once all costs are recouped.

    Doesn’t really matter… what’s wrong with making money? Unless… you’re a hypocrite making money, snitching out players while trying to “out” other players as snitches without knowing what the hell you’re talking about.

    Sapp’s a turd.

  6. I don’t think that is anybodys hand. I think it is suppose to be a hand with the thumb protruding through the first and second finger. The index finger seems to be twice as long as normal and in a very unhuman like position. The thumb would also have to be twice the length of a normal sized thumb.

  7. Funny how these “tell-all” books come out only after their “authors” have squeezed every last dime out of their playing and post-playing careers.

    Sapp had zero cred as a player, and magnitudes less a commentator on the sport. His absence is the NFL network’s gain.

  8. Let’s face it…. If you are black & obnoxious former player, you will
    Get a job on TV.

  9. Must admit that I won’t one of those making Sapp any richer (or more able to pay off his creditors.) His behavior through this whole “Shockey Snitch” thing, if not before, makes his words the last thing I’d ever part with dollars for.

  10. I don’t care about snitch, code, motivation or whatever jock ethics get brought up on this site. All I care about is the factual accuracy of the statements made. Like Jose Conseco he can be a piece of crap. I don’t need to know what his motivation is or like the guy I just want to know if it’s true or false.

  11. “Perhaps the most intriguing thing about the book is that the cover art features an image of Sapp wearing the Super Bowl ring that, according to his bankruptcy filing, he lost several years ago. Though it’s quite likely that the picture was digitally altered, it’s a detail that Sapp will surely have to explain at some point to one of Sapp’s colleagues in the judiciary.”

    Drew Brees demands an explanation.

  12. I loved Sapp as a player,an intense guy that you knew would bring it on Sunday. It’s sounds like the book could be a funny read if anything else.

  13. The people who will read this book are the same people who watch reality shows on Fox and MTV.

  14. wonder when the picture was taken? I agree with the ring part. He’ hiding it in his butt; that’s a secret revealed when you fold page 82 and 83 in half and put them together.

  15. I bet he will not mention his recent episode involving Jeremy Shockey and the bounty scheme, which by the way was a completely false statement (or suggestion if you prefer).

  16. I see Sapp is following the standard procedure for retired jocks.

    1) Get a job in the media (after having treated the media like sh%t over the years)

    2) Get fired from the media when a bigger name retires and takes your place since you never bothered working on your craft.

    3) File bankruptcy

    4) Write a “tell all” book in which you burn whatever bridges you have left.

    5) Appear on some Spike TV “Jocks vs Joes”type shows.

    6) Get arrested for domestic assault/file concussion lawsuit.

  17. Obviously no one who has commented here has been through bankruptcy. It’s not an “easy way out”, nor fun in any way, and it’s certainly not just something you do when you get behind with the bills. And once you file bankruptcy, it certainly does not make anything easier and actually makes the situation worse (job wise, credit wise, relationships, etc.). So for those who feel that bankruptcy is just something you do and then it propels you to upper class status as if nothing happened, you are misguided.

    Bankruptcy is hell and getting past it and moving on are hell. So if Sapp can make a buck to at least begin to get out from bankruptcy hell, more power to him.

  18. Sapp reminds me of a kid that no one likes anymore so he starts to say stuff about other people, but I guess you have to do whatever you have to do to stay in the limelight,

  19. Gary Shelton of the Tampa Bay Times recently previewed the 314-page effort, in which Sapp apparently perfectly captures his essence: “[H]e is loud, and he is profane, and he is stepping on a different set of toes every time you turn a page,” Shelton writes. “You may like it, you may hate it, and you may stay up late laughing about it.”
    ________________________________________________________

    ….. and you may conclude that Warren Sapp is the same loud mouthed jack arss that you always thought he was.

  20. Sapp appears to abhor snitches and people who belittle people — yet Sapp himself snitches and belittles others like a Gatlin gun.

    Kind of a world class hypocrite, huh?

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