In a game where a penalty flag is thrown if a player’s knee touches the ground while he celebrates, seeing a player let out true emotion after a big play to seal the win and send his team to the Super Bowl is refreshing.
If you look on Twitter, you might see some…. different reactions to Richard Sherman‘s postgame interview with Erin Andrews where he called out San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree in a screaming rage, while proclaiming himself as the best cornerback in the league, but I thought it was great.
How many boring postgame interviews have you witnessed? How many cliché filled interviews have you stopped watching after five seconds? Sherman showed America what the Seattle Seahawks are all about, and that’s backing down to nobody, playing physical and making big plays. Then letting you know.
Sherman is being called a thug, an idiot and an embarrassment to the league for his outburst. Sherman, a Stanford graduate who also graduated second in his class in high school, is smarter than most of us. While his dreadlocks might scare you, he is by no means a “thug” or an “idiot.” What Sherman is, though, is an emotional player who is not afraid to voice his opinion.
Sherman has gotten into incidents before, such as an altercation after a playoff game last season against the Washington Redskins where Redskins left tackle Trent Williams punched Sherman in the mouth while telling him to shut it.
Then there was the time when Sherman explained to ESPN’s Skip Bayless that he had achieved more in 24 years of life, then calling Bayless pompous and telling him his word had no credibility.
Sherman has made trash-talking his motif. Will the No Fun League drop a fine on him for his latest antics? Wouldn’t matter much, Sherman and the Seahawks are Super Bowl bound. Call Richard Sherman what you will, but don’t get mad when he roasts you like he did Skip Bayless for not having any facts to back up an opinion.