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Harlan Ripped Erin Andrews For Her Composure During The Richard Sherman Interview (all her fault)
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Posted on 01/24/2014 9:36:59 PM PST by chessplayer

Here’s a new angle on that crazy Richard Sherman interview: Erin Andrews ruined everything.

Huh?

Kevin Harlan, best known for doing play-by-play announcing for CBS and TNT and getting all throaty and excited when somebody dunks the ball and/or when he can say “ass” on TV, was on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh yesterday talking about — what else? — Richard Sherman. Harlan, to his credit, tried to take a different track with his analysis of the situation, calling out sideline reporter Erin Andrews rather than Sherman/Crabtree/the media/society/Twitter.

The most salient parts:

“I don’t know if [Andrews] was unprepared, her reaction was more about her than the guy. It was very odd. If you go back and look at that interview, her reaction was more like drama queenish.”

“If Michelle Tafoya or someone like that were interviewing, I can’t help believe that she wouldn’t have asked the appropriate followup and been a little bit more composed. Whereas the gal that was asking the questions was almost like she was on a stage. It wasn’t about her, it’s all about him, and the more I think about it, the more irritated I get.”

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1 posted on 01/24/2014 9:36:59 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
is he saying if somebody a little more ghetto was doing the interview they wouldn't be as taken aback???
2 posted on 01/24/2014 9:47:52 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: chessplayer

Well, of course. It’s all YT’s fault!


3 posted on 01/24/2014 9:49:29 PM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: Chode

That is exactly how I got it. If one of Holder’s people was on the mike everything would have come out fine.


4 posted on 01/24/2014 9:51:34 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: chessplayer

He’s saying she asked a stupid question which caused Sherman to go nuts and then she panicked and lost her composure and fell apart.


5 posted on 01/24/2014 9:52:55 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: bobby.223

Yup, that too. She was a creepy ass cracker that didn’t know how to properly talk to a black person.


6 posted on 01/24/2014 9:59:38 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

What is he talking about? Erin did just fine, considering no one knew if F-Bombs were going to be dropped any second, and they only had so much time anyway. Erin actually provided Sherman with an out from his rage cycle, if he had wanted to become calm, but he ignored her tone. People are so easily shaken up these days, it’s amazing.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 10:00:32 PM PST by lee martell
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To: chessplayer

I think a voice in her ear told her to throw it back to the booth. Its not like she’s the director and decide these things on her own.


8 posted on 01/24/2014 10:06:55 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: chessplayer
Bruce Pearl uses Erin Andrews as a prop to show how to guard Chris Lofton:

Erin's first great interview

9 posted on 01/24/2014 10:08:42 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: bobby.223
100%
10 posted on 01/24/2014 10:10:00 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: chessplayer; WXRGina

Outside of Eli Gold, Kevin Harlan is the best radio play-by-play announcer in the business.

Erin Andrews is, who?


11 posted on 01/24/2014 10:10:05 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: chessplayer

Really?
Blaming the chick is idiocy.


12 posted on 01/24/2014 10:12:50 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: logitech

Nothing beats Harlan or Gus Johnson calling a game early in the NCAA tournament. Harlan should be calling the Final Four.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 10:14:20 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: chessplayer

Kevin Harlan has always been a JERK..first of all, Erin Andrews was composed..in fact she was TOO composed..all she asked back was one simple question “Who was talking about you” its a question anyone would ask..she did a great job its not her fault Sherman acted like a pompous a-hole


14 posted on 01/24/2014 10:16:54 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I loved hearing him when he did play-by-play for the Chiefs.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 10:24:09 PM PST by RPTMS
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To: chessplayer

What a CROCK. If you look up composure in your Funk & Wagnalls, you’ll find a picture of Erin Andrews. In all honesty, after Sherman’s rant in some third world language, her question, “Who’s talking about you?”, left me laughing hysterically.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 10:31:55 PM PST by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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To: chessplayer

Kevin Harlan must have mommy issues.


17 posted on 01/24/2014 10:38:32 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: chessplayer
She asked him a good question. Instead of having the common courtesy to give an informative answer, he went all trash talk.

What a classless jerk.

18 posted on 01/24/2014 10:45:53 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: chessplayer

Too much is being made of the interview

Sherman was loud, but didn’t swear or call Crabtree a N word. Andrews just got caught off guard on the interview...not unexpected considering being postgame


19 posted on 01/24/2014 11:19:13 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: chessplayer

He can’t treat a fellow Gator like that.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 11:21:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: All

I thought Sherman was a jerk but then I saw some interviews with him as well as listened to the “wired” game sounds.

He’s actually intelligent and articulate. I think he got caught up in the heat of the moment.

By the way, right before the Erin Andrews interview, he gave her a big hug. He seemed to me more like a big kid than a jerk after watching the tape in it’s entirety and not just the Andrews interview.

I think anyone that has played sports and has won a big game against a fierce rival can identify.

Also, Michael Crabtree had started an incident with Sherman at a charity event earlier this Summer and the two had to be separated that led to the bad blood between them.

Sherman actually went to shake Crabtree’s hand after the game and congratulate him on a well-played game when Crabtree hit him in the face, which I can also understand.

Sherman’s team just won the biggest game arguably in franchise history and Sherman was high on adrenaline and a seasons worth of emotion came out all at once.

Here he is when he isn’t jacked up after a game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbQGlO0B5nY

Quite a different guy then what the media has been showing us.

Sherman graduated in 2010 from Stanford (Played for 49er coach Jim Harbaugh) with a degree in communications and returned for his final year of eligibility in order to begin a Masters degree.

He wasn’t drafted until the 5th round, so he plays with a bit of a chip on his shoulder, but he is arguably the best cover corner in the NFL.

Sherman is being made out to be the bad guy, but there are two sides to every story.

I think the bottom line is that Sherman was ramped up on adrenaline and the words were coming out of his mouth faster than he could think them.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 11:33:50 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("America is the greatest country on Earth and we intend to change that" - Barack Obama)
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To: chessplayer

What did she do wrong?

Why she should have torn off her clothing and flung herself at his feet ready and willing to indulge his every whim with enthusiasm

She is after all only a degenerate weak and pliable white woman who he as her moral and physical superior is legitimately entitled anything he wishes from her comeliness given she represents all evil ever done in the recorded history of the planet especially any transgression towards those considered non white or God forbid....”tropical”

The fact she did not just proves how entrenched her bigotry must be for her not to realize immediately what was expected of her and drop to it.

Pity....she coulda been a Kardashian.....someone get her the memo


22 posted on 01/24/2014 11:38:16 PM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: chessplayer

“...been a little bit more composed. Whereas the gal...”

Irony rarely misses a chance to smack a jackass.


23 posted on 01/25/2014 12:10:45 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: chessplayer

I cannot believe people are still talking about this nonsense!


24 posted on 01/25/2014 2:49:13 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: logitech
Erin Andrews is, who?

https://www.google.com/search?q=erin+andrews+hotel+peephole&safe=off&tbm=vid

25 posted on 01/25/2014 3:04:52 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: wardaddy

Fo shizzle, my nizzle!


26 posted on 01/25/2014 3:23:01 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: chessplayer

Can’t we talk about something important like:

Bieber
/s
This is like listening to the VIEW or THE TALK.


27 posted on 01/25/2014 3:28:48 AM PST by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: chessplayer

I watch her on CNN but with the sound off. She’s pretty. What’s her crud-entials? Anything other than her face?


28 posted on 01/25/2014 3:39:11 AM PST by laweeks
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To: laweeks

Daughter of a sports reporter, she’s 5”10”, former model and college cheerleader, frequently accompanied in social situations by prominent athletes, but careful to avoid obviously sexual situations. “Telecommunications” degree from U of Florida.


29 posted on 01/25/2014 3:57:54 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: chessplayer

I don’t know whose idea it was to have female sideline reporters, but it was stupid when it started, it’s stupid now, and this episode is a good example of why it’s a bad idea.


30 posted on 01/25/2014 4:05:30 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

He threatened a woman with physical violence on national TV. So much for that “communications” degree, which we know is one of the most academically rigorous of post secondary educational pursuits./sarc


31 posted on 01/25/2014 4:15:47 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: chessplayer
That is a racist comment if I have ever heard one. This is the exact reason that there is a cooling off period in the locker rooms after a game. The media should not have rushed right to Sherman for a comment. If you watched the game as closely as I did, you would have seen Crabtree taunting Sherman all day, not that Sherman wasn't responding. I am no Seahawks fan, but the more I hear about Sherman and the more I find out about him, the more I like him. In fact, I want him in the Rams secondary and I would pay PRIME dollars to get him there. He is a class act off the field as well as a damn good football player.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/24/us/richard-sherman-interview/

32 posted on 01/25/2014 4:25:25 AM PST by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: chessplayer

I get a kick out of all the wannabes ballplayers on site defending this guy as some kind of hero. Bunch of jocksniffers.


33 posted on 01/25/2014 4:36:04 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: right way right

My reaction was pretty much the same as Andrews’.........”what the Hell is he talking about?”


34 posted on 01/25/2014 4:51:39 AM PST by FAA
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To: Sarah Barracuda

LOL.

Erin did great, but Richard rocked the house.

I saw a few minutes of the pre game hype that followed him around a bit with the mic on, I had no idea who he was before that.

It was the first completely honest, no holds barred onfield interview I think I’ve ever seen.

Loved it. And love the faux outrage it has induced perhaps a bit more.

And let’s tell it like it is, Sherman doesnt get a hand on the ball, game over, 49ers win.


35 posted on 01/25/2014 7:01:51 AM PST by dmz
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To: chessplayer

Obviously this guy decided it was more acceptable to be thought of as “sexist” rather than “racist.” Therefore he felt safe in blaming the chick.


36 posted on 01/25/2014 4:11:35 PM PST by ru4liberty
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To: dmz

Rush had nothing but glowing things to say about him, so I gave him the benefit of the doubt until he played the race card. My outrage at that is anything but “faux.”


37 posted on 01/25/2014 4:15:40 PM PST by ru4liberty
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