A Ringing Endorsement For Warren Sapp

 

 

 

 

 

 

NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp will be inducted into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Ring of Honor on Monday, November 11. Sapp played defenstive tackle for the Bucs for nine seasons.

NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp will be inducted into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Ring of Honor on Monday, November 11. Sapp played defensive tackle for the Bucs for nine seasons.

2013 is turning out to be a banner year for Warren Sapp.

And a welcome one, considering the hellish 2012 he’s endured.

Just three months after he was voted into this year’s class of Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees, the team that made his NFL career possible, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who drafted him 12th overall in 1995, is inducting him into their Ring of Honor – a ring whose occupants will actually double, with the late Lee Roy Selmon being its lone inductee (2009).

Sapp will have his number 99 retired during the Buccaneers’ first Monday night game since the post-Hank Williams, Jr. era abruptly began. The ceremony will take place at halftime of the Bucs’ matchup with the Miami Dolphins on November 11. Everything about this is symbolic, not only because Sapp’s alma mater was the University of Miami, but Sapp is also known to tweet “11:11 Yes Zirr” at 11:11 local time on any given day.

“Full circle for me,” Sapp, currently an NFL Network analyst, opined on “NFL Total Access” last week. “11/11, 99 in the rafters… hanging over the stadium… what can be better than that?”

One thing that doesn’t top it is the New York Jets’ current quarterback situation. During Sapp’s appearance on “Total Access” on the day of the Ring of Honor announcement, host Andrew Siciliano threw some red meat at him in the form of the circus that is Gang Green.

“I tell all my Jet fans, relax: you have a Florida boy at the helm,” Sapp said of recently drafted quarterback Geno Smith. “Don’t worry, Geno got you covered. You’re in good hands, Rich,” he added, tweaking colleague Rich Eisen.

One thing that would make this year a true blessing for Sapp is if the network extended his contract long term. You may recall around this time last year that NFLN was reportedly dropping him from their squad; obviously, that never materialized. I would think this is the perfect time for NFLN and Sapp to agree to a new deal that would give him financial security for the foreseeable future, now that his bankruptcy case is behind him. I think he’s learned his lesson for calling players “snitches” on their air.

But you know what the best thing about being inducted into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Ring of Honor is?

Unlike the Super Bowl and national championship rings he won with the Bucs and the Miami Hurricanes, respectively, Warren Sapp can’t lose this one.

2013 NFL Schedule: The Primetime Games: Broncos, Falcons, 49ers, Giants, Patriots, Redskins Have Five Games Each

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins will play five games in primetime this season, starting with the 2013 opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 9 on ESPN.

Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins will play five games in primetime this season, starting with the 2013 opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 9 on ESPN.

Here is the list of all the primetime games scheduled for the 2013 NFL season.

Commentary to follow… Actually, I’ll get the back-patting out of the way early: I called the Ravens/Broncos opener on September 5, and I called the Washington Redskins getting five primetime games this season, up from just one last year.

And here are the games:

Thursday, September 5 – Baltimore Ravens @ Denver Broncos – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Sunday, September 8 – New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, September 9 – Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Redskins – 7:10 PM ET – ESPN

Monday, September 9 –  Houston Texans @ San Diego Chargers – 10:20 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, September 12 – New York Jets @ New England Patriots – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, September 15 – San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, September 16 – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, September 19 – Kansas City Chiefs @ Philadelphia Eagles – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, September 22 – Chicago Bears @ Pittsburgh Steelers – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, September 23 – Oakland Raiders @ Denver Broncos – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, September 26 – San Francisco 49ers @ St. Louis Rams – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, September 29 – New England Patriots @ Atlanta Falcoms – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, September 30 – Miami Dolphins @ New Orleans Saints – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, October 3 – Buffalo Bills @ Cleveland Browns – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, October 6 – Houston Texans @ San Francisco 49ers – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, October 7 – New York Jets @ Atlanta Falcons – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, October 10 – New York Giants @ Chicago Bears – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, October 13 – Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, October 14 – Indianapolis Colts @ San Diego Chargers – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, October 17 – Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, October 20 – Denver Broncos @ Indianapolis Colts – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, October 21 – Minnesota Vikings @ New York Giants – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, October 24 – Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, October 27 – Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, October 28 – Seattle Seahawks @ St. Louis Rams – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, October 31 – Cincinnati Bengals @ Miami Dolphins – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, November 3 – Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, November 4 – Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, November 7 – Washington Redskins @ Minnesota Vikings – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, November 10 – Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, November 11 – Miami Dolphins @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, November 14 –Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, November 17 – Green Bay Packers @ New York Giants – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, November 18 – New England Patriots @ Carolina Panthers – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, November 21 – New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, November 24 – Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, November 25 – San Francisco 49ers @ Washington Redskins – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving) – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens – 8:20 PM ET – NBC

Sunday, December 1 – New York Giants @ Washington Redskins – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, December 2 – New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, December 5 – Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, December 8 – Atlanta Falcons @ Green Bay Packers – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, December 9 – Dallas Cowboys @ Chicago Bears – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Thursday, December 12 – San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos – 8:25 PM ET – NFL Network

Sunday, December 15 – Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, December 16 – Baltimore Ravens @ Detroit Lions – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Sunday, December 22 – New England Patriots @ Baltimore Ravens – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

Monday, December 23 – Atlanta Falcons @ San Francisco 49ers – 8:40 PM ET – ESPN

Sunday, December 29 – [Teams to be determined following Week 16] – 8:30 PM ET – NBC

TEAMS WITH FIVE PRIMETIME GAMES: Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins.

TEAMS WITH FOUR PRIMETIME GAMES: Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks.

TEAMS WITH THREE PRIMETIME GAMES: Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers.

TEAMS WITH TWO PRIMETIME GAMES: Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

TEAMS WITH ONE PRIMETIME GAME: Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans.

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OBSERVATIONS: So, let me get this straight: The Baltimore Ravens win the Super Bowl, yet the runner-up gets one more primetime game in the ensuing season than the World Champions? Explain that to me.

Also, explain to me how the NFL didn’t greenlight the Denver Broncos going to Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. This was a given when the AFC opponents for the Cowboys were released at the top of the year. Or so I thought. Now, it’s going to be a chance to pass out with tryptophan in between another Packers/Lions matinee and the Ravens hosting another Thanksgiving night game, this time against the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers.

I wonder if Peyton Manning not getting a Thanksgiving date with Tony Romo was a byproduct of the Broncos actually hosting the NFL kickoff game.

Predictably, the Eagles/Chiefs game with Andy Reid bringing a new squad into Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia is an NFL Network Thursday night affair.

Predictably, that’s the Chiefs’ lone primetime game. The Jaguars’ sole primetime tilt in 2013 is also on NFLN, as was the case last year. Ditto for the Browns and the Bills, who actually play each other on an NFLN game; the Bills and the Dolphins killed two birds with one Thursday night primetime stone last season.

Thr Dolphins improve from one primetime game last year to three this year. Same with the Vikings. The Colts go from one primetime game last season to four this season. And I’ve already told you about the Redskins’ maxing out at five games, up from one last year.

Further proof NBC loves the NFC East: The Cowboys and Giants open the “Sunday Night Football” 2013 campaign. The Cowboys will appear on “SNF” three times this year, as will the Giants. Two of the Redskins’ five night contests are on NBC; two of them will air on ESPN. Eagles? Nowhere to be found on NBC’s initial schedule. Of course, the latter half of the season allows flex scheduling, so if the Eagles are actually a good team, they’ll likely see more than just the two games (down from five last year() they’ve been scheduled this year. In other words: the Cowboys/Eagles game that was not flexed out late last season might be the last time in awhile you’ll hear Al Michaels working an Eagles game.

And for the first time in recent memory, there are no Saturday games scheduled. The Bay City Rollers will now have to find alternate ways to be preoccupied this year.

Warren Sapp Sacks Michael Strahan On Tampa Radio; Strahan Sacks Back On Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warren Sapp contends that in voting him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame over Michael Strahan, voters chose "the menace" over "the media darling."

Warren Sapp contends that in voting him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame over Michael Strahan, voters chose “the menace” over “the media darling.”

Last weekend, the 2013 enshrinees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame were announced. Among the fifteen finalists confirmed last month were Michael Strahan and Warren Sapp, an oddity in that two former defensive ends with sports media experience following their retirement – Fox Sports and NFL Network, respectively – had made the ballot in their first year of eligibility.

So when one of these made it in and one did not, Yahoo!’s Shutdown Corner reminded us of the bitter feud these two players had when they were playing for the Giants and Buccaneers (Sapp was not active for the Raiders’ home loss to the Giants in 2005). It reached its peak when Strahan set the current single-season sack record in 2001, with a sack on Packers quarterback Brett Favre that Sapp referred to as “belly weak.”

Quoth Strahan the following summer: “Warren Sapp is a jackass… He’ll see me to my face and he’ll be nice, but Warren is a jackass.”

Four years later, the two crossed paths and appeared to have buried the hatchet.

That is until Wednesday morning, when Sapp recovered his hatchet and proceeded to take Strahan to the woodshed.

Appearing on “The Sports Page with Tom Jones and Rick Stroud” on Tampa Bay’s sports radio leader WDAE-AM, the Bucs’ flagship radio station, Sapp was asked if the thought had ever crossed his mind that he would be denied entry to Canton this year.

“Absolutely,” Sapp replied, before painting a vivid picture for the listeners.

“Say if I rewind this [to] Saturday, 12 o’clock, me and you sitting and I say, ‘You know, it breaks down, whatever, whatever, and then, you have Michael Strahan and me… The menace and the media darling’… Come on, madness or ‘Good Morning America’?”

“You know what, Warren,” co-host Tom Jones said, “I think it came down to ‘belly weak’. I think that was the difference.”

Well, what a difference a couple of days makes.

Strahan, who was made aware of Sapp’s comments about 48 hours after the fact, tweeted this to Sapp on Friday morning: “You never cease to amaze me! Enjoy your moment. You don’t need to take a shot at me to justify yourself to other people. #Class”

Several hours later, Sapp replied, “We [stopped] competing 5+ years ago! #AllTheBest”

Strahan: “I only competed against myself. Don’t let people make you get at me to justify your [Hall of Fame] selection. Enjoy it because [you] earned it.”

Sapp: “[You] got my [number!]”

Strahan: ‘You have my [number] too. I’m a grown man and handle myself like one. Respect me and I respect you!”

Sapp: “Tell us why you really mad, son?”

Strahan: “I congratulate you on the [Hall of Fame]. You were a [Hall of Fame] player, no doubt. Enjoy it, and hopefully, I will join [you] in Canton one day! Congrats.”

Both Sapp and Strahan had special careers, with a Super Bowl ring in their possession, to boot (okay, so Sapp lost his, boo hoo). My only reasoning for Sapp not being a first-ballot Hall of Famer was for his finger-pointing during the Bountygate issue with the Saints last year.

So with the Super Bowl taking place in East Rutherford, New Jersey next year, only a one-year wait for Strahan to Canton will be worth it.

By the way, among the possible finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2014: Former head coach Tony Dungy, and former Chargers and Patriots safety Rodney Harrison – both of whom happen to be employees of NBC Sports. You think the Peacock Network isn’t going to go over the top in promoting the Hall of Fame announcement than Fox, the network that will be carrying that, as well as Super Bowl XLVIII? (And as if you needed to be reminded, Harrison was on the other end of that David Tyree catch in Super Bowl XLII, which helped the Giants defeat the Patriots. Yeah, I bet he’ll be sick of Super Bowl Media Week by Tuesday.)

Anyway, here’s the podcast of Warren Sapp’s appearance on WDAE-AM on February 6. And below are tweets as well as Twitter reaction by the likes of Chad Johnson.

(And for the record, Warren: Strahan is the co-host of a show called “Live!” – though it actually does follow “Good Morning America” on many television stations, so you were close.)

Canton-Bound Warren Sapp Can't Screw Up This Second Chance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warren Sapp rejoices as he prepares to join Bill Parcells, Cris Carter and three others in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. Michael Strahan, like Sapp, a first-time nominee, was denied.

Warren Sapp rejoices as he prepares to join Bill Parcells, Cris Carter and three others in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. Michael Strahan, like Sapp, a first-time nominee, was denied.

Warren Sapp is a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

Think about that for a second: Did anyone think that would have been possible after the hectic year he’s had?

I’ll admit I didn’t.

Granted, his thirteen-year body of work in the NFL punched his ticket to Canton. So I was in no way against him being an enshrinee.

I just never thought that he would do so on the heels of a tumultuous year.

And yet, there he is, alongside Bill Parcells and Cris Carter, two retired NFL figures (who are also current or former ESPN personalities) that have been left at the altar several times before, and four others.

And the most notable name not making it into the Hall of Fame this year, FOX analyst Michael Strahan – like Sapp, a first-year Canton nominee who played at the defensive end position – has to wait another year. And with the Super Bowl taking place in the New York/New Jersey area next year, it would be ideal if Strahan, who spent his entire fifteen-year career with the Giants, just one more year of waiting to be enshrined would be ideal in his case.

But with Sapp making it into the Hall of Fame his first time out, he effectively erases a year full of twists and turns.

He fingered former New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey as the “snitch” in that team’s “Bountygate” scandal.

Incidentally, he would file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy just two weeks later; shortly after, Sapp vowed he would not go to jail. Meanwhile, there would be questions about whether or not NFL Network would bring him back after his contract expired in August; obviously, Sapp is still with NFLN – but he lost his gig appearing on the revamped “Inside The NFL” show on Showtime.

He was lucky to retain his employment at NFLN, but given his financial situation, he ended up losing his South Florida condominium, which was sold for $7 million last fall.

Needing every penny he could get, it was an opportune time for his autobiography, “Sapp Attack,” to hit bookstores. But the promotional tour fell on deaf ears in some radio circles.

And he decided to dole out some marital advice for former NFL colleague Chad Johnson (nee “Ochocinco”) – who, if not the NFL Hall of Fame, will likely be a shoo-in for NFL Network soon.

Now that Sapp’s bankruptcy case is behind him, and he’s maintaining a steady job at NFL Network – and I must say, he has certainly matured as an analyst this past year; the Chapter 7 thing must have really lit a fire under him – it is up to him to remain an upstanding citizen, now that he’s going to officially be a Hall of Famer this August.

As someone who follows the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it was painful to watch him go through financial hardship. And how on earth do you lost both a Super Bowl ring and a National Championship ring?

I want this enshrinement to be a wake-up call to Warren Sapp.

I don’t want to see him playing a non-licensed judge on the Internet because he has to. I would rather that be an extracurricular activitiy for him.

I want to see him invest his money, and not blow it on dozens of boxes of sneakers, many of which would never greet his feet.

And for Roger’s sake, Warren: watch who you’re calling a “snitch.”

He was extremely lucky to be retained by NFL Network after his accusation of Shockey right on their air.

And after a hellish 2012, personally and financially, Warren Sapp should be blessed to make it into the Hall of Fame in 2013.

Again, his induction was inevitable – I just didn’t think he’d make it in right after the year that he’d went through.

And lucky for Warren, it’s next to impossible to lose your Hall of Fame bust.

Michael Strahan, Warren Sapp Among 2013 Pro Football Hall Of Fame Finalists

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter is among fifteen NFL figures that could be inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame this year. Carter has been eligible for Hall induction for about as long as his career as an NFL analyst on ESPN, which he joined in 2008.

There could be a sack attack and/or a “Sapp Attack” in Canton this year.

Former NFL stars-turned-NFL broadcasters Michael Strahan and Warren Sapp are two of fifteen finalists named for induction into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame class of 2013.

Since both players retired after the 2007-08 season, this was the first year of Hall eligibility for them. Strahan left football immediately after helping the New York Giants, with whom he spent his entire fourteen-year career, win Super Bowl XLII, and has since been a Fox employee, most notably as a panelist on “Fox NFL Sunday”; as of last year, he also started moonlighting as the new co-host of a daytime talk show with Kelly Ripa.

Like Strahan, Sapp, who spent a majority of his thirteen seasons in the league with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – they won Super Bowl XXXVIII with help from Sapp and the rest of their defense – immediately made the jump from the field to the studio, joining NFL Network upon his retirement from the NFL; he also appeared on Showtime’s “Inside The NFL” until recently.

Both Strahan, who set the single season sacks record in 2001 – which still stands today despite some competition from Houston’s J.J. Watt and San Francisco’s Aldon Smith this past season – and Sapp have a great shot of being first-ballot Hall Of Famers; the latter may have sullied his chances somewhat after fingering former New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey as “the snitch” (according to his reliable “source”) in that team’s “Bountygate” scandal that emerged last spring, for which he was reprimanded by the network; and despite subsequent reports that his contract would not be renewed, Sapp shot them down, and remains on NFLN’s air to this day.

In addition to Strahan and Sapp, other former NFL players or coaches with current or past broadcasting experience who have previously been considered for Hall induction include Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter (ESPN); Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders wideout Tim Brown (FSN); Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis (NBC); and Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and New York Jets and Giants head coach Bill Parcells (ESPN). Of this group, the latter two have won Super Bowls, and Brown’s Raiders appeared opposite the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

The 2013 Hall Of Fame inductees will be announced on Saturday, February 2, the eve of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans; no fewer than four and no more than seven players will be inducted.

Warren Sapp's $7 Million House Up For Auction

As part of an agreement to discharge him from a bankruptcy case, Warren Sapp’s $7 million Orlando-area house is being auctioned. Shown is an ad for the auction that ran in this past Sunday’s edition of The New York Times.

An update on an update on Warren Sapp’s financial situation. Earlier, we reported that the NFL Network analyst was relieved by a federal judge from his bankruptcy case.

What will be taking place at the Orlando Airport Marriott on the afternoon of November 1 is likely a consequence of that ruling.

That’s when a luxurious, 10,000-square-foot home purchased by Sapp for $7 million – but currently worth half as much – will be going up for auction.

Inside this house are twice as many bathrooms as there are bedrooms – and there are four large bedrooms, I might add. Doesn’t really add up if you’re one person, does it?

Outside features include a boathouse, a boatlift, a lazy river, and something called a “wolf gas grill.” I suppose wolf meat is a rare delicacy.

So while Warren waves goodbye to Windermere, he probably won’t be saying goodbye to Hollywood. You’ll recall that a bank went after Sapp requesting his Miami-area condominium be foreclosed, but even though he hasn’t paid a dime on it for a year and a half, it can’t be involved in bankruptcy matters since it’s his primary residence. But you’ll recall that he pledged to put money toward the condo “as soon as he sorts out the bankruptcy.”

In other words: very, very soon.

Warren Sapp Bankruptcy Case Closed

Financially frozen former football player Warren Sapp was likely happy to know that he’s been relieved from his Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. Yet he’s still responsible to pay up for nearly $1 million in alimony, child support, and tax debts.

I’m sure some of you regular Rantz readers were anxiously awaiting my next post on a subject that I’ve happened to write plenty about: Warren Sapp. You were probably anticipating my take on Sapp offhandedly calling Bears wideout Brandon Marshall a “retard” during an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show,” or perhaps Marshall’s priceless video responses to Sapp, or Marshall’s subsequent attempt at burying the hatchet with Sapp.

With Sapp’s vast history of saying stupid things, this brouhaha, to me, was not news.

Yet overshadowed by Sapp’s involvement in “TardGate” was a favorable update on Sapp’s financial situation.

You may recall Sapp filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy this past spring. On Monday – just as the fallout from “TardGate” was emerging – Sapp was discharged from his bankruptcy case by a federal judge. That means he is officially off the hook for a large amount of debt – that is, the lion skin rug, the twenty dozen pairs of Size 15 Air Jordans, and other impulse purchases made during and after his NFL career. No word if the condo he’s living in (that’s pending foreclosure) will be exempt from these debts.

However, Sapp is still responsible for his debts related to alimony and child support, as well as all tax debts, which combined, approach close to $900,000, according to his bankruptcy filing.

Sapp must thank his lucky stars that he’s still on the NFL Network payroll, despite what was reported nearly six months ago. Sales for his new autobiography, “Sapp Attack,” aren’t necessarily setting the bookshelves on fire. A little after a month following its release, the tome currently sits at No. 54,190 on Amazon.com’s Best Sellers list in the “books” category. Yikes.

And in case you’re wondering, no, “Sapp Attack” never even sniffed the New York Times’ reputable Best Sellers list.

Maybe Warren Sapp needs to work on a follow-up book. Perhaps “Judge Sapp” can start moonlighting as a divorce detective.