Trash talking in basketball? All the time.
Taunting in football? See: Philip Rivers.
Smack talk in baseball? A time-honored tradition.
But what about a little verbal sparring in swimming? Better yet – girls swimming?
That was what Columbine jokester Kaitlynn Jackson tried before the 50-yard freestyle race Jan. 9. Jackson walked by Chatfield ace Shelley Perkins and told her she was going down.
“I like to mess with Shelley. I like racing against her,” Jackson said. “She’s fun to race off of.”