Shannon Sharpe is a national treasure, it’s not even up for questioning. The unashamedly Black and woke sports broadcaster let viewers in on a little-known slice of Hood America by breaking out Black & Mild cigars and professing his love of cognac in the process.
Sharpe, a retired NFL tight end who starred for both the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens, was engaged in an intense discussion with his Skip & Shannon: Undisputed co-host Skip Bayless on Monday’s airing. During the exchange, Sharpe, who took a moment to gloat about the Broncos win over the Oakland Raiders and giving Bayless the business, broke out his “victory cigar” which co-host Joy Taylor clowned immediately.
Unphased, Sharpe proudly stuffs a Black & Mild into his mouth, looking like every Black uncle at a holiday cookout party ever. Only thing Sharpe was missing was the brown sandals, white linen short set, and a pinky ring. And of course, a red cup of Hennesy on ice with the requisite splash of soda pop.
On social media, Sharpe’s refrain of “I be on these milds and hen dawg” has become a mantra and even Sharpe himself is taking on the ribbing and memes that have been flourishing throughout the day.
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