Skip to comments.So what did Richard Sherman say to Michael Crabtree? Now we know thanks to ‘Sound FX’
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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Of all the things I hate the most about this time of year, Super Bowl hype is the worst.
I don’t like Super Bowl hype, but I will enjoy watching this game buried in a sub-zero cold blizzard.
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.
"The Bears have a great team this year theyre going to go all the way."
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.
That said, he is really, really good and I hope the Broncos brain trust can come up with a way to handle him.
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.
This whole thing is so blown out of proportion its unreal. And its 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.
Hed 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.
Its the feminization of football, right in front of everyones eyes. And its 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!
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.
The only reason it bothers me is it seems like its an accepted way of calling someone the N-word nowadays. Its like everybody else said the N-word and they said thug and theyre like, thats fine, Thats where it kind of takes me aback. Its kind of disappointing because they know. What is the definition of a thug, really?
~ Richard Sherman
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.
Good point, even in Hockey the winning team celebrates for a few minutes before the handshakes between the teams.
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?
o’reilly will interview obama pre game on Fox. SB 2014 is ruined.
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.
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.
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! :)
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.
Is this guy out of uniform a thug?
So don’t WATCH it!
I garr-awhn-tee you, I WON’T!
It’s almost as bad as the Christmas hype.
“that’s what the XFL (”He Hate Me” anyone?) was supposed to be for.”
“He Hate Me’s” real last name is “Smart”.
And he actually made it to a Super Bowl, as a member of the Panthers.
Of course! They knew they'd get a good sound byte out of him at that moment ... no doubt.
There always is. These two have been mouthing off about each other all season.
Most times. Our local CHL team has ended a few games in fist fights. :-)
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.
I don’t even watch that stuff anymore, I usually wait until the middle of the first quarter before even tuning in.
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.
Sherman has a track record. He also did himself no favors be the tweets afterwards.
Face it, the dude is a jerk.
Funniest part of the whole clip...
Announcer: “WE ARE GOING TO NEW JERSEY!!!”
Crabtree would be behind Baldwin on the Seattle depth chart if he were a Seahawk.
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.
He was confused. He thought someone called him a "Chicago thug."
Shermans mouth sometimes get him in trouble.
DON’T WORRY... I will also not watch it.
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.
"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.
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.
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