The Seattle Seahawks have punched their ticket to the Super Bowl, by beating the San Francisco 49ers 23-17. But in the post game interview, Richard Sherman has been getting a lot of unflattering attention because of the comments he made during the post game interview with Erin Andrews. Check this out.
Spirited, and enthusiastic after the win, no doubt. But in the aftermath of that interview, Sherman has been called a lot of different names. “Thug”, “Classless”, “Sore Winner” “Ignorant” and a host of other names, all based on a 30 second interview after what was probably the biggest games of his life against someone he surely doesn’t have the best relationship with. What get’s missed in these psychoanalysis attempts by the layperson is that this is a man who came out of Compton, California, to go on to play football at Stanford University, GRADUATED from Stanford University, and went back for his Master’s Degree during his final year of eligibility at the school. Which totally belies the idea that this man is ignorant, or a “Thug” in the traditional senses of the words.
The following video was produced on in March of 2013, and had nothing to do with the events that transpired during the hoopla surrounding Sherman’s post game interview during the NFC Championship game with the 49ers.
I’m not going to even get into the racial undertones of a lot of the criticism coming his way after that interview. (Besides the name calling, and the calls of Erin Andrews possibly being frightened during said interview.) But Sherman did himself no favors when as a guest on the ESPN show First Take, he goes on a Personal Attack Parade against co-host of the show, Skip Bayless. Going so far as to say “In my 24 years of life, I’m better at life than you.” I’ll reserve my judgment until the next episode of The Spann Report Podcast, but check out this video and make up your own mind. Did Richard Sherman go too far?