Cornerback Richard Sherman, #25 of the Seattle Seahawks, reacts on the sideline after tipping a pass. | Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Trash Talkers: Do They Psych-Out Opponents?

The new media landscape and the 24-hour news cycle only adds fuel to this fire.

January 27, 2014
12:00 PM EST
Muhammad Ali heavyweight boxer trains for his fight against Oscar Bonavena on Dec. 7, 1970 in New York. | Anwar Hussein/Getty Images
Bobby Riggs plays a lob during a tennis contest with Billie Jean King in the Houston Astrodome. | Allsport Hulton/Archive
Michael Jordan (C) of the Chicago Bulls drives to the basket past Kerry Kittles (L) and Jayson Williams (R) of the New Jersey Nets. | JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images
Larry Bird, #33 of the Boston Celtics, dribbles the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the NBA Finals in June 1987 at the Boston Garden. | Focus on Sport/Getty Images
Reggie Miller, #31 of the Indiana Pacers, argues with a referee as he returns to the bench during a game against the Detroit Pistons. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson argues with his trainer Tommy Brooks after his fight with Orlin Norris, which was stopped and declared a no-contest after an accidental foul at the end of the first round. | JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Floyd Mayweather, Jr., attends the 2013 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas. | Johnny Nunez/BET/WireImage
Wide receiver Chad Ochocinco looks on from the field before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. | George Gojkovich/Getty Images
NFL player Terrell Owens attends a function in Dallas, Texas. | Christopher Blumenshine/Getty Images for GQ
Kevin Garnett gets into an argument with Nazr Mohammed. | Streeter Lecka/Getty Images