Skip to comments.To Those Who Would Call Me a Thug - Seahawks CB Richard Sherman explains interview
Posted on 01/20/2014 9:21:37 AM PST by Texas Eagle
To Those Who Would Call Me a Thug or Worse
I show passion on the football fieldbut thats only a small part of who I am. If you want to judge me, I can handle it.
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What a night, and what a finish.
Near midnight I still had about 70 unread text messages from friends and family, most of which read, Best interview ever! Many of my Twitter mentions were less supportive. My body ached. I was thrilled and proud and upset, all at once.
Heres what happened
(Excerpt) Read more at mmqb.si.com ...
No wonder I lost interest in the game years ago. . . . .
Anyone can sound intelligent and reasonable when they’ve had time to think about what they’re going to say. I’ll allow that Sherman was pretty amped up when Erin Andrews was interviewing him, but he still sounded like a punk.
Same here. It's a thug's game now, belonging to the lowest common denominator.
Now days, I only watch the Super Bowl... maybe.
The NFL is full of punks. I don’t follow it nearly as much as I used to.
You know that one picture is not the whole story.
The man is not right in the head...
...I hope Manning picks on him.
Now I know it’s been a long time since I watched a game....since when do football players wear short pants?
This guy really makes the Seahawks look like knuckle daggers.
The NFL is diminishing before our very eyes. Super Libtard Roger Goodell is the worst ever Commissioner and is doing a bang up job of ruining the league with his lousy “leadership”. The sooner that he is FIRED, the better off the NFL will be.
I just learned that Pete Carroll is a 911 Truther. I will now be rooting for the Broncos.
Thanks, Richard Sherman, for helping me choose a team to cheer for on Super Bowl Sunday. Go Bronco’s!
What happened to the Sea-hawk’s uniform? It used to pretty nice. Now it looks like crap.
He sounded like a punk because that’s what he is inside. He is an arrested development athlete being used to make folks rich, so they will ignore and excuse punkishness because they really don’t give a darn about Richard the person or his life, just what they can get out of him while they have him under contract. And folks, they got a lot out of him Sunday!
I’m guessing the sinister effects of Nike.
Similar to Univ of Oregon, LOL.
Some white player needs to file a suit pointing out the number of blacks to whites is out of whack.
Thug, thug, thug!
He is also a cheater who left USC right before the shtf. USC got punished, Carroll did not.
I give Sherman a pass. He is NOT a thug. No one can convince me otherwise.
Richard, you have to set things right with the kids who watch football.
If you want them to think that thug-in-your-face behavior is ok, let this stand.
But if you want them to act like adults, you have some ‘splainin’ to do.
The NFL is becoming the NBA... The hip-hop, thug, “you gotta respect me” culture is beginning to show itself in the NFL...
This with the rule changes will make the NFL unwatchable within 5 years...
I think the Broncos will wait until the third play from scrimmage and then send him a message —
crabetree was being the moron here
Sherman own words and explanation makes him classless. Crabtree didn’t say anything to him but pushed him off and walked away and Sherman decides thats enough to go off? He then use the choke sign towards Colin, the game is over he needs to celebrate with his team instead of rubbing it in to the opposing team that just lost on basically a last play of the game. He then explains how great he is.
What????.........You mean those CHARTREUSE highlights don't look FABULOUS?????...................
Richard Sherman writes a column every week that lets you see inside his head and heart. He is well educated (4.0 from Stanford) and well spoken. He has nothing but praise for Peyton Manning. Did you even read the whole article?
I don’t know who was being a thug or not, but the reason there is all this gyrating self-aggrandizing capering and jerky chest thumping in the NBA and NFL is because it is hard to have self-policing from players per the rules. Much greater risk of affecting the outcome of the game with the penalty system, modern officiating and all the reviewable camera shots. Football is especially bad because of the limited number of games per season, can’t risk any retaliation for someone being a jerk and get a penalty if every game is so important.
If he played baseball would get a high and tight fastball.
Justin Verlander via twitter
That’s why nobody breaks out the self-congratulatory dance moves and pointing after a routine single in MLB.
The NFL is in dire need of a change in leadership at the very top. Even Paul Tagliabue would be a major improvement over the extremely useless Goodell.
If this guy was the ignoramus who verbally upchucked a bunch of “ho yo mo suckah” crap into the camera immediately after the game... he was an embarrassment to humanity.
He certainly talks like a thug...if it walks like a duck....
Good to read this from Sherman’s blog:
“One thing I cant accept is what I read after the game about Seahawks fans throwing food at 49ers linebacker Navorro Bowman as he was being carted off the field with his knee injury. If its true, its beyond terrible. Thats as low as it gets. Im sure whoever did this is in a small minority of fans, because I dont think that kind of action is an accurate representation of the character of the 12th man. Navorro Bowman is a great player who plays the game the right way. When he went down, I dropped to a knee and prayed for him. He deserves better than having food thrown at him as hes carted off a field. All players deserve better than that.”
Nike is peddling their hideous schemes on other schools as well. Saw both Texas A&M and Baylor wearing gray snake-skin looking uniforms this year.
There is no question that he is extremely talented, smart, and a tremendous asset to the Seahags team. There is also no question that those who hold his contract ignore anything else that isn't related to on-field play and preparation. Sherman is a commodity to them. Nothing more. MAybe if the Seahags win the Super Bowl, Sherman will grow up. We'll see.
It will be a most interesting game, I'm sure you will agree. As to Denver focusing on Sherman, well, game prep will find as many weak spots as possible in an excellent defense, then Peyton will seek to exploit them. I don't think Sherman is a weakness, so I don't expect they will try to exploit him. Trash talkin' has always been a part of the psyche in professional football. It works to switch focus of some players so it will remain a part of the game.
“What happened to the Sea-hawks uniform? It used to pretty nice. Now it looks like crap.”
I think it’s being worn by the Philadelphia Eagles now — and we HATE it, BTW. Bring back the kelly-green uniforms of the Randall Cunningham days!
This jaw-jacking goes on all the time between the opposition, especially between DBs vs. Receivers. I see that many people don't seem to know what or that it does go on. The smack talk motivates the players to play at a high level - an edge. If you want to win, being nice on the football field doesn't cut it. In other words, it's a winning 'tude, in Sherman's mind and many other players. What people saw was an unvarnished look at the minds of what players are thinking while they are on the playing, field, especially in the NFL.
Sherman is only guilty of expressing his emotions and thoughts only moments before winning a trip to the Super Bowl and defeating his opposition in battle.
From the article - 6. In other words, he might have just been auditioning for the WWE
I thought the same and I was amused LoL, and I understood the man's mindset. The reporterette seemed to be taken back by it, and was probably not the best person to do that interview moments after the heat on the plays.
Don’t let my ‘pa-aa-aaa-ssion’ foooool you.
I ain’t no iggyneant fella.
Stanford product? Or by-product?
Heck of a good link there! Comments roll in right before your eyes, with Twitter comments popping up in the lower left! Very exciting and very readable altogether. Great website.
Sherman is a super intelligent guy, very well spoken. Yes, he lost it yesterday, but is this story really worthy of all the coverage it’s getting? Seahawks uniforms are GREAT!
You are right, Sherman is not a thug. He was raised by hardworking parents who made sure he got an education and got out of Watts/Compton. This is the guy black families should be using as a role model. He lost his temper yesterday, but that one act in not indicative of the person he is.
If smack talk is the only thing that motivates an athlete, he shouldn't be in the NFL. There are other things that should motivate a professional athlete and hopefully some of them motivate Sherman.
I've spent my entire professional life around athletes in a wide variety of sports and at a wide variety of levels, and have met some of the players from the great Vikings teams of the 60s and 70s. They had quiet confidence, which came from their Hall of Fame coach, Bud Grant. It seems to me that a little quiet confidence would help calm things down quite a bit.
That said, an interview in the heat of the moment should have been expected to generate the heat that it did. As the saying goes, don't ask a question if you're afraid to learn the answer.
Hard to say no to freebies I guess, and since the look is unique, fans will buy them for something different.
I guess you didn't hear about Crabtree dissing Sherman all week long.
“They know nothing about football and add nothing to this man’s game.”
Ya got that right!
Okay, so he isn’t a loud-mouthed, ignorant thug - he just plays one in post-game interviews.
“This jaw-jacking goes on all the time between the opposition, especially between DBs vs. Receivers.”
Mike Golic, of ESPN’s “Mike & Mike”, used to say that the amount of jawing/taunting that was done was proportional to how far one lined up from the ball before the snap. The further away, the mouthier the players tended to be with WR’s & DB’s leading the way.
As for interior lineman, Golic said he was to busy, “trying to get air” between snaps to have much to say to the guy lining up over him.
Since, I don’t know... always? Never seen ‘em go below the knees.
In those days, I did too, the thought was for not give your opposition "bulletin board material" which motivated your opponents. No, we did not want that to happen. Lull them into complacency was the thinking. Haha. Instead, the opposition was "heaped with praise" about how good they were, and all the "bad" thoughts were internalized. The thoughts were really about kicking their asses all over the field, which has not changed from yesteryear.
Today, the culture of the NFL has changed to be '"a little bit more" in your face.