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An ugly reminder that sports promote trash talk [Column]

It was several years ago when I made a trip to Las Vegas and in a minute, came across a saying that is nothing but true. I recall me and my friend, John, sitting down at an ESPN Zone restaurant for a meal when I noticed my soft drink coaster on the table. One side was labeled with ESPN, of course, but the other side featured just a few words that forever will and have rung true. It said: "Without sports, trash couldn't talk." Agree? Coming off a week that led right up to another classic Ravens-Steelers game, one would think that I've done my share or listened to my share of trash talking. The fact is I haven't and neither have any of those I've been...