If you’re a sports fan that’s tired of athletes saying cliche things all the time, you have to at least respect Richard Sherman, even if you don’t like him. Sherman is never afraid to speak his mind or run his mouth, and in his latest interview, he revealed that he has no desire to have a relationship with his former college coach, Jim Harbaugh.
“I don’t have a relationship with him. I don’t try to go any route with him. I don’t deal with him; he is not my coach. So I deal with what is going on in Seattle and I keep it there.”Advertisement
I absolutely love that answer, mainly because it helps stoke the rivalry between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers. If this thing is going to be the old school rivalry that everyone wants it to be, we can’t have opposing players and coaches interacting with each other. Friendly rivalries simply just aren’t as good.
Sherman’s approach is the right approach, he shouldn’t want to have any relationship with an opposing coach, none the less a rival head coach. Who cares about their time together in college? That was three years ago.
Again, you might not like Sherman, but this guy can back up his talk. His firm stance against interacting with his former head coach is ultimately a good thing for his team’s rivalry, which in turn enhances the viewing experience for the fans. That’s what the game is all about.
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