“She’s On The Market, What Does That Tell You?” – Shannon Sharpe Compares Russell Wilson To An Inexplicably Single “Fine Chick”

First Take

You’ve got to love a good sports metaphor.

Often times, we use sports to better understand things that are happening in our everyday lives. For example, we might describe a business deal as a “home run,” or say that we better start living since we’re on the “back 9” of life.

Simple connections like that can help those who are living life and love sports better understand situations that lay out in front of them. And just as those sports metaphors can be helpful in life, the same can also be said for those instances in sports that require a comparison outside of the arena.

If you haven’t noticed, the NFL’s “Free Agency Frenzy” has certainly lived up to its fun, zany nickname. Right before the dominos started to fall (with one of the biggest being Kirk Cousin’s move to Atlanta), Russell Wilson kicked things off by signing a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Steelers country, let’s ride (A.K.A. get Russ on a veteran minimum deal).

Though we are MONTHS away from the NFL season, if you turn on your TV to sports programming, all you will see are analysts breaking down all of the free agent moves, and what that means for the upcoming NFL Draft, and how the draft could affect the training camp period, and how training camp could…you get my point.

Even with all the other moves going on, ESPN’s First Take was still diving deep into the Russell Wilson signing. Shannon Sharpe really had a way with explaining the situation, saying that there was a very good reason why Wilson was available as a free agent in the first place.

To do so, he used one of those life metaphors I alluded to earlier:

“No matter how fine a chick is, no matter how many Birkin bags or Chanel purses she has, if she’s on the market, what does that tell you? She could be a dime. She could have a mansion. She can drive a Bugatti with Rolls-Royce… If she’s on the market, what does that tell you Stephen A?”

For those that might not be up to date on fancy handbags, those that Sharpe mentioned are as expensive as they come. And he was relating that figurative person to the former Super Bowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson.

Stephen A. Smith responded to those initial questions from Sharpe in a way that only he can (and in a way that makes him so incredibly valuable in the sports media landscape):

“What’s good for the goose might not be good for the gander. What’s wrong with that?”

Exactly. What he said.

To be honest, I don’t know exactly what he meant by that. Stephen A. and Shannon Sharpe might have gotten a little too deep into the metaphor on this one. Regardless, that “fine chick” is going to be competing for the Pittsburgh Steelers starting QB position.

You can hear more about that (and metaphors that may or may not help you understand that situation) below:

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