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View Diary: USA's Overreaction to Richard Sherman Is Case Study In Its Uneasiness, Fascination With Black Males (118 comments)

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  •  Do you think (5+ / 0-)

    Muhammed Ali had grace and class?
    Cause this is right out of Ali's playbook. You can probably find video of him yelling at reporters "Eat your words! I am the greatest!" (Which he was.)
    He had some things to say about his opponents too.

    I think it's kinda crazy for people to expect all of the adrenaline and aggression that goes into football or boxing to turn into sweetness and light two seconds later.

    •  The problem wasn't Sherman as much as the (7+ / 0-)

      Phenomenon of shoving a microphone in a guy's face the very second he does something on the field, while he still has tons of adrenalin pumping through his body.

      I could only laugh as many of the tsk-tskers I know are athletes who also jump around, gesture, point, and yell stuff like "in your FACE!" after making great plays.

      Heh, did I mentuon this even happens at at family softball games? Competitive folks....

      But they were never videotaped.

      Uh, and they're white in case you didn't figure that out.

      I just laughed as they were so shocked, they spilled tea on their crumpets.


      © grover

      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 01:35:51 PM PST

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