So excited to “kick-off” my #NFLWeek with my best bud, superstar wide receiver and Hall of Famer, Mr. Sterling Sharpe! Sterling has had an amazing NFL career being one of only seven players in NFL history to win the “Triple Crown” at the receiver position!
What is the “Triple Crown” : Leading the league in receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, and receptions.
Currently, Sterling is an NFL analyst for the NFL Network and does such a fab-job keeping the viewers knowledgeable and entertained!
Let’s catch up with Sterling and talk about Fashion, Family and having a successful career!
SEEMA STYLE: What are your favorite brands to wear when you are golfing?
STERLING SHARPE: I like the Nike Brand because it’s free, they do a good job taking care of their athletes. It’s Nike man, all the way…
SEEMA STYLE: Do you have a favorite golf accessory that you always use when you are on the golf course?
STERLING SHARPE: I have this Gold Card Ball Marker that my girl Seema gave me, I always use it, and I find myself not only using it on the golf course but when I practice in the house. I have a putting green in the house that is part of the floor it has 4 holes and some undulations. I enjoy practicing my 3-4 footers I feel as though it’s the most important part of the golf game if you want to shoot low scores.
SEEMA STYLE: What would you say was the most memorable moment in your Football career?
STERLING SHARPE: Getting drafted. There’s nothing that will ever surpass getting drafted. You are getting ready to fulfill your dream which is playing in the National Football League (NFL) and it’s such a great feeling.
SEEMA STYLE: How and when did you get started in golf?
STERLING SHARPE: July 17th 1997, I remember distinctly. I got started with my friends, they were getting their last round of golf in before getting ready to leave for training camp and I tagged along. Ever since then, I have been hooked and enjoy the game thoroughly. I enjoy playing in pro-ams and different charity outings. I play in about 10-12 events a year. My favorite event is playing the Monday after the Masters Tournament with Hootie and the Blowfish.
SEEMA STYLE: You are a very talented Football player and Golfer. What would you say is mentally the difference between the two sports?
STERLING SHARPE: Football is reactionary, golf you get to your ball and you plan out your strategy and football is very reactionary. It’s very different.
SEEMA STYLE: What was the biggest strength in your football career? What is your biggest strength on the golf course?
STERLING SHARPE: In football I was considered one of the strongest players in my position as a wide receiver and in golf, I would say… off the tee with my driver. I am pretty consistent and average about 280 yards.
SEEMA STYLE: It’s so great to see successful siblings in the sports world! How close are you and your brother Shannon and what have you learned from him?
STERLING SHARPE: Family is everything. Shannon and I talk everyday. If it’s one thing that I have learned from my family, it’s the ability to move on. I don’t know if we inherited from our grandparents who taught us no matter what happens in life it’s all about moving forward, looking in the present and not in the past. I take that with me till today.
SEEMA STYLE: In 1995 You endorsed “Sterling Sharpe End to End” Super Nintendo Video game? Do you still have it and is that your favorite video game?
STERLING SHARPE: I still have it the game, and to be honest, I have never played it. I don’t play video games… Just never got into it.
SEEMA STYLE: Who would be in your Dream Foursome?
STERLING SHARPE: Me, Shannon Sharpe, Seema Sadekar and Tiger Woods
STERLING SHARPE: Don’t do it to enjoy, enjoy what you are doing!
Thank you Sterling! Looking forward to tuning into the NFL Network! Can’t wait to tee it up again soon! Wishing you all the best in the 2014 year!