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  •  Sherman is a talented player who lost his cool (4+ / 0-)
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    after being taunted by a player on the other team (that his team beat).  Unfortunately, I suspect Mr Crabtree is getting the last laugh for his unsportsmanlike behavior toward Mr Sherman, however, feeling he outsmarted the guy whose team actually beat his.  Wide receivers, safeties, cornerbacks, etc generally have the highest IQs on football teams (followed by QB and the defensive QBs - the middle linebackers.  I will deny I know anything about football, however.)

    Sherman is a very smart man, a bright man, a thoughtful man, a man who has, in many ways, epitomized what we would want in our "star" athletes - a man who really seems to care about expanding opportunities for youngsters.  

    He lost his cool toward Crabtree and his emotion was expressed in front of Erin Andrews who seem surprised but not fazed by his emotion.  She seemed a little like "Uh, okay, dude, now back to you in the studio".  That the right wing and those racists who view all black men as thugs latched on to this as something emblematic of blackness rather than of maleness or hyper-competitiveness or personal emotion is about their racism.  

    Was Mr Sherman a "bad sport" for still being angry at Crabtree?  No, he just got suckered by a worse sport (Crabtree) and then sucker punched by haters waiting on the sidelines.  In my opinion.

    Frankly, this is why I like solitary walking.  

    "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of the United States of America -9.75 -6.87

    by Uncle Moji on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 01:13:30 PM PST

    •  He didn't lose his cool. (1+ / 0-)
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      He was still fired up and Fox news got the 'story' they wanted.

      If the NFL don't want their players to rant 2 seconds after finishing a play, then they need to require media to stay away for a required cooling down period.

      •  And Richard Sherman created the image he (0+ / 0-)

        wanted...as a badass receiver not to be messed with.

        How valuable will that be when he's up for free agency in 2015?

        He's still in his "cheap" out of college contract.  The next one is the biggie and he's smart enough to know it.

        All these people hate him for saying how good he is, except all of us Seattle fans who love him.

        How many teams would love to have him with that image?

        He's a Stanford grad with a degree in communications.  He's a businessman and a philanthropist.  And a badass receiver with a chip on his shoulder for only being taken 5th round in the NFL draft.  He's setting it all up for a big fat contract that will wash away that chip.

        I admire him for playing the game.

        If you took the greed out of Wall Street all you’d have left is pavement ~Robert Reich

        by k8dd8d on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 10:33:37 PM PST

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