Last updated on: 9/24/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Sterling Sharpe Biography

Title:
Television analyst for the NFL Network and former Green Bay Packers wide receiver
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Golf a Sport?"
Reasoning:

“What makes golf a sport is that it combines, just like all the other reactionary sports, it combines both physical and mental… You have to have the physical ability to move the golf ball from point A to point B, but you also have to have to mental capacity to understand how to get that done in the best, most efficient way possible. So, combining both the physical and mental makes golf a sport.”

Nike Golf, “Is Golf a Sport?,” YouTube.com, Jan. 3, 2011

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Television analyst, NFL Network, 2003-present
  • NFL analyst, ESPN, 1995-2002
  • Former NFL analyst, NBC
  • Inducted into Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, 2002
  • Wide receiver, Green Bay Packers, 1988-1994
  • Selected for Pro Bowl, 1989-1990, 1992-1994
  • Education:
  • BA, University of South Carolina, 1987
  • Other:
  • His brother, Shannon Sharpe, is a Hall of Fame NFL football player
  • Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Is Golf a Sport?