Posted by chalvorson on 1/20/2014 9:51:00 PM (view original):
Posted by jfootball88 on 1/20/2014 9:43:00 PM (view original):
This has nothing to do with 49ers vs Seahawks. It was a great game and the better team won....This conversation is about individuals who tainted their own teams win. Such as Richard Sherman who's an embarrasament to his team and the NFL. The fact is he took all the attention away from his team and put it on himself he's a clown and moron.
Excerpt from San Jose Mercury News article;
Richard Sherman is everything one could want in a professional athlete. He is a walking example of the difference sports can make, of how one man can channel fierce intelligence and an almost frightening competitive fire into something productive and riveting. He is precisely the type of person you should cheer for.
Sherman graduated from Compton's Dominguez High School with straight-A grades -- better than straight-A grades, actually, thanks to all the advanced placement classes he insisted on taking. Raised by a father who works as a garbage man and a mother who teaches disabled children, Sherman chose to go to Stanford to play football because of its academic reputation. His charity, Blanket Coverage, is impressively specific: It focuses solely on providing school supplies for inner-city kids, making sure they have the most updated textbooks and materials. Unheralded by the pros after he requested, before his junior year, to be moved from the glamour position of wide receiver to cornerback, he has worked his way into one of the best corners by force of will. The man is a state of matter. He is absurdly smart. He is an inspiration. (Most of these details taken from this terrific Jon Wilner story in the San Jose Mercury News from September.)
It is amazing how ignorant people judge a book by its cover (or by it's 10 seconds on TV)
Sounds like a great guy who chose his words poorly when his motions were running high. We have all gotten caught up in the moment. Pretty embarrassing and classless imo. Be excited, talk about your team, hell, talk about yourself but to say what he did about crabtree...that's nothing but a classless move.
Nothing about that video tells me he is absurdly smart. At least, not in the universal sense. Probably the dumbest guy I knew as far as school/street smarts go had an unbelievable football IQ. A 3.9 from a high school in Compton nor a degree in communications doesn't tell me he's a genius either (no matter where the degree is from). It tells me that he has a work ethic, which in my eyes is a far greater trait to possess.
Good people make mistakes. Smart people say dumb things. All I know is that interview is precisely why I love college football so much more than the NFL, and why I still go to games on friday nights. I was in a room filled with seahawk fans and every single one of them found it extremely embarrassing.
I wouldn't define the guy based off the interview, obviously he has a great story, but I also wouldn't try to class-up a classless act.
1/20/2014 11:22 PM (edited)