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So what did Richard Sherman say to Michael Crabtree? Now we know thanks to ‘Sound FX’
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Posted on 01/23/2014 11:56:08 AM PST by doug from upland

So what did Richard Sherman say to Michael Crabtree? Now we know thanks to ‘Sound FX’

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KEYWORDS: crabtree; seahawks; sherman; superbowl; thug
Yes, the quick interview after the game made Richard Sherman look like quite a jerk, taking the emphasis off of what the team did and having people focus on him. But maybe he is not the "thug" many are citing. The video shows him saying "Helluva game...helluva game" and extending his hand to Crabtree. You decide if that was meant to be a taunt. The two have a history. According to reports, at a charity golf tournament last year, Sherman went to shake Crabtree's hand and Crabtree tried to start a fight. Maybe things are not exactly as they first appeared.
1 posted on 01/23/2014 11:56:08 AM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Of all the things I hate the most about this time of year, Super Bowl hype is the worst.


2 posted on 01/23/2014 11:59:31 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

I don’t like Super Bowl hype, but I will enjoy watching this game buried in a sub-zero cold blizzard.


3 posted on 01/23/2014 12:08:23 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: doug from upland

Sorry ... I still see it as a taunt from Sherman. Crabtree and his team had just lost, give him some time to cool off and then offer a sincere (which this was not) handshake after the game is officially over - not directly after the play when emotions are still running high.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 12:08:52 PM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: doug from upland
"Helluva game...helluva game"

"The Bears have a great team this year – they’re going to go all the way."

5 posted on 01/23/2014 12:11:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: doug from upland

As a resident of Western Washington and a Seahawks fan, things are not as they appeared with Mr. Sherman.

Mr. Sherman is an aggressive hard working player on the field and a much admired young man off the field in this area.

Mr. Sherman is not anything like Ray Lewis or any other player who has as violent off field life as they do on gameday.

Why hasn’t anybody talked about the clothesline hit a 49er in street clothes put on a Seahawk special teams player on the 9er sideline? That was far more egregious behavior, thuggish actually to use the word de jour, than anything Richard Sherman did last Sunday.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 12:13:53 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: doug from upland
This is way overblown. The guy was still amped up from his last play and winning the game when he was interviewed.

That said, he is really, really good and I hope the Broncos brain trust can come up with a way to handle him.

7 posted on 01/23/2014 12:14:17 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: al_c

Then you should see the problem with a sideline babe sticking the mic in front of Sherman as this was transpiring? She wanted controversy and created it.

I’m glad Sherman was mic’ed, the media and its distractors can’t smear him for perceived infractions from this point forward.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 12:17:09 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: doug from upland

This whole thing is so blown out of proportion it’s unreal. And it’s being done for one reason - to protect that idiot feminist interviewer who should never have been down there on the field in the first place, let alone asking questions of someone in such a hyper-state.

He’d been in a balls-out fight all game with the SF WR, and just made an incredible play that was chosen specifically to shame him, against all strategy and logic, just for spite - and it failed, and he nailed the superbowl for his team. Of course he was pumped! And that was the real story - not this fake feminism outrage that is clearly intended to slam football even harder to get it out of high schools.

It’s the feminization of football, right in front of everyone’s eyes. And it’s sickening how everyone is going along with it. Five minutes after this event, he gave a perfectly calm interview, because he had an opportunity to calm down. It was a “gotcha” from a lipsticked, prim and proper, pearl f*****g earringed journolist with a very nasty agenda.

Wake the hell up, America!


9 posted on 01/23/2014 12:19:07 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: al_c

I understand and it could have well been meant as a taunt. That is why I said you decide. Yes, there were 22 seconds left, but everyone knew that was it and Wilson would take a knee a couple times and run out the clock. These two knew they were not going to be on the field together again.

In real time, I wondered what in the world this jerk was doing. I appreciate a gracious winner. But it seems that there was more to the story beyond the immediate condemnation.


10 posted on 01/23/2014 12:19:33 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland
“The only reason it bothers me is it seems like it’s an accepted way of calling someone the N-word nowadays. It’s like everybody else said the N-word and they said thug and they’re like, ‘that’s fine,’ That’s where it kind of takes me aback. It’s kind of disappointing because they know. What is the definition of a thug, really?”
~ Richard Sherman


"Thug" is now a racist word? LOL.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 12:21:09 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: doug from upland

It would not surprise me in the least that Crabtree is also a jerk. That said Sherman had a thuggish outburst on TV. When people who witnessed the thuggish outburst called him a thug he then went on the record saying that those who described him as a thug were really racists using a code word for an n-bomb. This racialist intimidation cements in my mind that he is a thug, albiet smarter than most. I would love to see the Sherman supporters on FR rationalize his latest thuggery.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 12:21:49 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: al_c

Good point, even in Hockey the winning team celebrates for a few minutes before the handshakes between the teams.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 12:22:41 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: doug from upland

I watched the video.

I see nothing amiss in saying “Helluva game...helluva game” and walking away, but I wasn’t on the field and I am not Michael Crabtree.

Best to go celebrate with one’s own team mates, ya think?


14 posted on 01/23/2014 12:23:52 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 1rudeboy

o’reilly will interview obama pre game on Fox. SB 2014 is ruined.


15 posted on 01/23/2014 12:29:48 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: onyx

May Peyton Mannings SuperBowl passes arch high and beyond the dreadlocks of Richard Sherman and crew and into the open Denver receivers cold but sticky hands.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 12:29:50 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Crabtree is a very nice person. Sherman is not a thug, but he is addicted to ritalin, and Carrol fills his head with all kinds of damaging nonsense.


17 posted on 01/23/2014 12:32:11 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: dfwgator

Daaaaaah Behrz!


18 posted on 01/23/2014 12:32:57 PM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: bigfootbob
Then you should see the problem with a sideline babe sticking the mic in front of Sherman as this was transpiring? She wanted controversy and created it.

I was quick to blame Erin Andrews, but the following day she was on the Dan Patrick show and said she thought the interview was great, because an athlete was actually saying something besides "We played Seahawks ball!" or, "Total team effort!" I got a bit more respect for her after that.

Besides, Sherman's rant was no different than your run-of-the-mill WWF interview! :)

19 posted on 01/23/2014 12:39:18 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool
Besides, Sherman's rant was no different than your run-of-the-mill WWF interview! :)

Well I for one, don't care to see the NFL turn into the WWF.....that's what the XFL ("He Hate Me" anyone?) was supposed to be for.

20 posted on 01/23/2014 12:40:18 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Is this guy out of uniform a thug?

http://fansided.com/2014/01/20/nfl-review-play-seahawks-player-got-hit-uniform-49ers-player-sideline/#!s4LFn


21 posted on 01/23/2014 12:49:22 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: LibLieSlayer

So don’t WATCH it!
I garr-awhn-tee you, I WON’T!


22 posted on 01/23/2014 12:49:55 PM PST by Tucker39 ("Having their conscience seared with a hot iron.")
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To: 1rudeboy

It’s almost as bad as the Christmas hype.


23 posted on 01/23/2014 12:57:40 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dfwgator

“that’s what the XFL (”He Hate Me” anyone?) was supposed to be for.”

“He Hate Me’s” real last name is “Smart”.


24 posted on 01/23/2014 1:04:18 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

And he actually made it to a Super Bowl, as a member of the Panthers.


25 posted on 01/23/2014 1:05:10 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: bigfootbob
Then you should see the problem with a sideline babe sticking the mic in front of Sherman as this was transpiring? She wanted controversy and created it.

Of course! They knew they'd get a good sound byte out of him at that moment ... no doubt.

26 posted on 01/23/2014 1:10:25 PM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: doug from upland
In real time, I wondered what in the world this jerk was doing. I appreciate a gracious winner. But it seems that there was more to the story beyond the immediate condemnation.

There always is. These two have been mouthing off about each other all season.

27 posted on 01/23/2014 1:15:06 PM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: dfwgator
Good point, even in Hockey the winning team celebrates for a few minutes before the handshakes between the teams.

Most times. Our local CHL team has ended a few games in fist fights. :-)

28 posted on 01/23/2014 1:16:01 PM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: 1rudeboy

I love Super Bowl hype. I love watching them try to juice two weeks worth of coverage out of 1 game, every pimple is a catastrophe, every sentence a call to war. It’s great watching the media choke itself.


29 posted on 01/23/2014 1:18:06 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: discostu

I don’t even watch that stuff anymore, I usually wait until the middle of the first quarter before even tuning in.


30 posted on 01/23/2014 1:19:05 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Depending on the weather I’m either on the NFL network the minute I get up or the minute I get off the bike trail, when they get boring I’ll switch to ESPN or whoever has the game, lather rinse repeat. I wallow in the hype, it’s half the fun.


31 posted on 01/23/2014 1:21:49 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: bigfootbob

Sherman has a track record. He also did himself no favors be the tweets afterwards.
Face it, the dude is a jerk.


32 posted on 01/23/2014 1:27:07 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: doug from upland

Funniest part of the whole clip...

Announcer: “WE ARE GOING TO NEW JERSEY!!!”

LOL!


33 posted on 01/23/2014 1:49:12 PM PST by Hatteras
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To: doug from upland

Crabtree would be behind Baldwin on the Seattle depth chart if he were a Seahawk.


34 posted on 01/23/2014 2:00:43 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: doug from upland

What can you say? It was a great play. Not only a display of world class athleticism, but a masterful display of presence of mind and focus.

Shame it was overshadowed by allegations of poor sportsmanship. I didn’t see any from either.


35 posted on 01/23/2014 2:10:20 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: onyx
“The only reason it bothers me is it seems like it’s an accepted way of calling someone the N-word nowadays. It’s like everybody else said the N-word and they said thug and they’re like, ‘that’s fine,’ That’s where it kind of takes me aback. It’s kind of disappointing because they know. What is the definition of a thug, really?” ~ Richard Sherman "Thug" is now a racist word? LOL.

My Thug!

36 posted on 01/23/2014 3:09:35 PM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: onyx
"Thug" is now a racist word? LOL.

He was confused. He thought someone called him a "Chicago thug."

37 posted on 01/23/2014 3:17:00 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: doug from upland

Shermans mouth sometimes get him in trouble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl4ViIwy7KA


38 posted on 01/23/2014 3:45:18 PM PST by Principle Over Politics ("Man is not free unless government is limited" Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tucker39

DON’T WORRY... I will also not watch it.


39 posted on 01/23/2014 6:10:26 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: discostu

Some of the local Seattle guys were wondering if Sherman did his rant to take the media pressure on himself and off the other guys. I don’t think so. BUT, he will thrive on it regardless.


40 posted on 01/24/2014 12:48:27 AM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: 21twelve
Sherman's comments about black and white are pure horse sh!t:

"Race played a major part in how my behavior was received...Maybe if I looked more acceptable in conservative circles, my rant would have been understood as passion. These prejudices still play a factor in our views."

Acting like an asshat is why people responded the way they did. Sherman also had the nerve to say that "the word 'thug' is the accepted way of calling somebody the N-word nowadays." Bill Laimbeer, Keith Hernandez, Lenny Dykstra were all athletes who acted like thugs. But I don't remember them blaming criticism of their behavior on racism.

41 posted on 01/29/2014 6:01:23 PM PST by RonPaulLives (I won't be a neo-pawn in the game.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Yeah, I don’t know if either one is a thug or whatever. The general jerkitdude in the NFL on the field is what turns me off, the self-congratulatory posturing and chest thumping after even marginally successful plays. It’s a league full of players who can’t police themselves, a result of the rules, in my opinion. The most the NFL can do is pass lame anti-celebration rules suitable for a class of 5 year olds, the players couldn’t do anything to the jerks if they did care, and the majority of fans at least seem to eagerly eat it up in any case.

Freegards


42 posted on 01/29/2014 6:16:55 PM PST by Ransomed
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