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Sherman calls reaction to his rant “mind-boggling”

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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has been the talk of not just the NFL, but the entire country as a result of the rant that was broadcast to 50 million viewers after the NFC Championship Game. Sherman finds the outcry hard to believe.

“It was really mind-boggling the way the world reacted,” Sherman told Rachel Nichols of CNN.

Sherman said that on reflection, he probably shouldn’t have verbally attacked 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree in his post-game interview.

“And that was immature and I probably shouldn’t have done that. I regret doing that,” Sherman said.

Sherman added that people who know him off the field know him as being more thoughtful and reflective than he sounded on Sunday.

“I’ve always been a square, a nerd. Kind of odd, kind of awkward,” he said. “I still am to this day. People just think I’m a lot cooler ’cause I play football.”

It’s amazing how famous Sherman has become, even among non-football fans, in the last six days. And now he’s about to reach an even wider audience at the Super Bowl.

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  1. dynastyposeiden says: Jan 25, 2014 7:37 AM

    his loudest talk is done with his play … and I find his attitude refreshing

  2. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jan 25, 2014 7:43 AM

    He’s a mind bogglingly poor sport.

  3. isphet71 says: Jan 25, 2014 7:44 AM

    You do NOT want to be placed under the internet microscope these days. No one survives it unscathed. Only thing you can do is try to avoid it.

    Can you imagine what criticisms public figures of the past would have gone through if the internet was around then? Even guys like MLK, Mother Theresa, and Ghandi would get torn apart in a comments section.

  4. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jan 25, 2014 7:50 AM

    Sherm is a good dude in my book. Its so hypocritical how people want these guys to speak their minds, and not act like robots, then when they do, they get criticized.

    Sherm dont change a thing

  5. ejm845 says: Jan 25, 2014 7:51 AM

    Im tired of listening to this guy running his mouth,its all about him like he has no teammates.I hope Denver targets him and he gets lit up for a couple of TDs and he’s the reason they lose

  6. tizomps says: Jan 25, 2014 7:52 AM

    Why are you so puzzled? When that 30 second clip is all people see of you, that is how they will perceive you.

    Now, if you were gracious in victory this would be a non-story and everyone would see you as a professional……..and that is the expectation.

  7. oldlthrneck says: Jan 25, 2014 7:55 AM

    Sherman just needs to keep being Sherman. The one on the field, because that is what got this team to the SB and the one off the field, because so many underpriveledged kids depend on him and his charities. I find it amazing that the total of all the stories, on here, about him, has totaled (I haven’t added them up) but well over 500 posts, and yet the post on other players that have been accused of rape, convicted of DUI manslaughter and numerous other misdemeaners and felonies draw so many fewer posts than this man expressing himself, right after making the play that sent his team to the SB. He didn’t use profanity, he didn’t threaten anybody, nor did he wish any injury or ill will on anybody. But, I have seen many posters saying that they hope Welker “takes him out” and that they hope he gets his jaw broken and numerous other injuries. Now that is a lot more classless than anything he has done or said. So it is time for all the internet tough guys to get over themselves and suck it up. No matter how much you hate or call him names, the fact remains that he is still the top Corner in the league and his team is going to the SB and yours is not. So sit on your couch and watch the game just like the players of the team you root for, are going to do.

  8. sc711 says: Jan 25, 2014 7:57 AM

    So, the guy gets busted for Adderall, claims it was in a teammates drink. (yeah right dude)

    Should be on a 4 game suspension right now.

    Gets off on a technicality.

    On the field, he is one of the mouthiest guys in the NFL, he should get flags for taunting and unsportsmanlike conduct.

    He along with his teammates are also the grabbiest group of DB’s in the league.

    He is shocked people don’t like him ? Delusional.

  9. Patriot42 says: Jan 25, 2014 7:57 AM

    Some believe because he attended Stanford and and had a GPA of 3.9 this was suppose to have made him so intelligent he couldn’t have behaved this way. The way college students are taught shows me attending college today is a waste of money.

  10. petehd1 says: Jan 25, 2014 7:58 AM

    He can back it up.

  11. cubano76 says: Jan 25, 2014 7:59 AM

    I hope he goes off and makes the play to win the Super Bowl, so all the haters heads will explode at the same time.

  12. bengalifer says: Jan 25, 2014 8:00 AM

    Crabtree was the poor sport. Sherman offers a handshake to him and says “helluva game” and crabtree shoves his face.

  13. eagleswin says: Jan 25, 2014 8:02 AM

    Sherman keeps extending the debate by responding to everything.

    The man has a degree in Communications and yet doesn’t understand how the news cycle works? And he’s supposedly on his way to a Masters?

    I’m thinking they must’ve just handed him that degree for being a good football player because a person with a communications major should know how the media works and what to say in front of the media and when to say it.

  14. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jan 25, 2014 8:02 AM

    For a guy who’s hyped as smart, he sure doesn’t “get” a lot of things that come easy to most everyone else.

  15. 6thsense10 says: Jan 25, 2014 8:04 AM

    Sherman just made himself millions in endorsement monies. My 55+ year old mom who barely knows anything about the NFL much less the names of any players knows who Richard Sherman is. He’s being talked about more than Peyton, Russell or any other player in the superbowl. If he is as smart and calculating as people that know him claim this is absolutely brilliant. It’s actually an old strategy used to perfection in sports like boxing and pro wrestling. Talk loud and shockingly. Make yourself a heel that people root against and watch the match and your profile rise.

  16. allhailkingflacco says: Jan 25, 2014 8:04 AM

    It’s mind boggling how so many want to condemn this guy for just a few words after a game, a game !

    Sticks and stones people, sticks and freaking stones. Get over it !

  17. richcranium2112 says: Jan 25, 2014 8:06 AM

    To all the media types who have been saying this was all part of some plan, I guess it was just his immature antics.

    He plays a great game, but his mouth and actions are the most anti-sportsmanship ever displayed!

  18. rukkus1 says: Jan 25, 2014 8:10 AM

    Everyone has an opinion, and everyone wants to judge other people. Thats a bad combination. Much worse than football players and adrenaline.

  19. joetoronto says: Jan 25, 2014 8:11 AM

    Thousands and thousands of players have had a mic put to them right after a game, and no one ever, in the history of the game, has ever come off like Sherman did.

    No excuses.

    There he was for all to see, an out of control roid ragging animal.

  20. bodiethebulldog says: Jan 25, 2014 8:12 AM

    TOTY! Award

  21. daburgher says: Jan 25, 2014 8:14 AM

    I’m with Sherman on this one. Doesnt take much for society to get their panties in a bunch anymore

  22. jeffesky says: Jan 25, 2014 8:16 AM

    The 12’s love you Sherm. We get you and know how important and critical its been for this team and this city to have your vocal support. To feel under appreciated and swept aside is so frustrating for you guys and for the 12’s. We know your anguish and that’s a big reason the 12’s are so loud , WE GET IT AND LOVE YOU FOR IT. You say what we wish we could in our moments of passion. Sure sometimes it gets over the top nationally but we get it. A true blue and green bleeding 12 understands the big picture. Go get em, GO HAWKS!!!!!

  23. ez4u2sa says: Jan 25, 2014 8:19 AM

    This guy’s job is to play football, not go on ‘rants’. If he wants to be respected and taken seriously, he would be better off keeping his yap shut.

  24. xlichamps says: Jan 25, 2014 8:19 AM

    I remember someone else who begged for attention as much as Sherman does, his name was Chad Johnson. Enjoy the ride Dick, it’s gonna be a short one.

  25. bodiethebulldog says: Jan 25, 2014 8:20 AM

    Who?

  26. beachsidejames says: Jan 25, 2014 8:26 AM

    If he has a right to get in players faces to speak his mind like he did with brady and crabtree ..then fans should have the right to speak their mind to say he’s a jerk.

  27. loriann1 says: Jan 25, 2014 8:26 AM

    Now I’m kind of cheering for the Seahawks. He had just made a great play. He just said what was on his mind at the time the reporter shoved a microphone in his face. Maybe next week he will say “I’m going to Disney World!”

  28. loriann1 says: Jan 25, 2014 8:28 AM

    A reporter jammed a microphone in his face right after the play. What do you expect?

  29. jackdaniels1 says: Jan 25, 2014 8:32 AM

    I’m shocked he didn’t say ‘mind bottling’, maybe he went to Stanford afterall!

  30. shlort says: Jan 25, 2014 8:33 AM

    Mind is boggled because people thought your rant was a bit too much?

    I guess that means that Sherman thought his behavior was acceptable or normal and he wonders why anyone would think he should not act that way.

    And we wonder why a lot of NFL players can’t stay out of trouble?

  31. travelingwillies says: Jan 25, 2014 8:44 AM

    Even more mind-boggling : Sherman’s reaction to the worlds reaction. I dont have to go to Stanford to know that was going to blow up

  32. nyninerfan says: Jan 25, 2014 8:45 AM

    Dick got exactly what he wanted, attention. I think he miscalculated on how overwhelmingly negative it would be, hence his backpedaling.

  33. 2ruefan says: Jan 25, 2014 8:48 AM

    What’s “mind boggling” is that he (or anybody else for that matter) cant understand that actling like a professional wrestler in an interview is going to come off as slightly insane. And this nonsense people try to present when they act like this of “that’s not who I truly am” is downight comical. Yeah, sure – that behavior, attitude, anger, mouthiness just showed up this ONE TIME and never shows itself in your character at any other time. Yeah… OK.

  34. kev86 says: Jan 25, 2014 8:56 AM

    Broncos vs. Sherman. What a guy. He won’t stop talking.

  35. herlies says: Jan 25, 2014 8:56 AM

    “I’m the best corner in the game.

    When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you’re gonna get.

    Don’t you ever talk about me.

    Don’t you open your mouth about the best, or I’m gonna shut it for you real quick.”

    Yeah, real shocking how people reacted… LOL.

  36. whatjusthapped says: Jan 25, 2014 8:56 AM

    I could be wrong but I believe this is the first time he has gone on record as regretting his comments and specifically mentioning that he should not have personalize it by mentioning Crabtree. That’s a good start but it is something he should have done the very next morning.

    People are rightly criticizing his poor sportsmanship, his ungracious reaction to a game his team won. Now nobody expects the PEDhawks fans to understand that, any fan base that throws food at an injured player leaving the field on a cart is beyond redemption but the majority of sports fans simply want to see some level of class in both the winning and losing teams.

  37. gosfvr says: Jan 25, 2014 8:59 AM

    Sherman just making sure his name is fresh in the media. Nothing more.
    The man is a media mastermind, that is for sure.

  38. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Jan 25, 2014 8:59 AM

    For someone who stated that he doesn’t want to take attention away from his teammates he still is yapping his mouth & keeping the focus about him & his stupid rant…

  39. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jan 25, 2014 9:00 AM

    Seems like Sherm’s mind is regularly “boggled.” For a guy who’s hyped as smart, he sure doesn’t “get” a lot of things that come easy to most everyone else.

  40. mutohasaposse says: Jan 25, 2014 9:00 AM

    A lot of people think he has done a good job getting himself publicity and that equals endorsement deals. He is getting notoriety and negative publicity.

    Did Haynesworth get endorsements from the head stomp? Suh extra endorsements for forearm shots or ripping off helmets? Ingcognito or Turley have McDonalds chasing after them?

    Whether you agree or disagree with the media/public’s reaction this incident likely cost him some money from big companies.

    Then again, he makes two picks in the SB and this will all be forgotten.

  41. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 25, 2014 9:01 AM

    It really is. If you don’t speak in monotonous cliches your going to be considered controversial.

  42. mgmac says: Jan 25, 2014 9:01 AM

    How about players being gracious in victory, humble in defeat and display sportsmanship all the time. Is that too much to ask?

  43. 1rockyracoon says: Jan 25, 2014 9:04 AM

    The league is filled with “me-first” type of players. They tend to play the cornerback or wide receiver positions. We are not “haters” because we find Sherman to be an obnoxious, selfish player. He never misses an opportunity to tell everyone how good he is and then he’s shocked at the backlash. It is possible to be great at what you do and not talk about yourself all the time.

  44. rikkyt00 says: Jan 25, 2014 9:05 AM

    “probably”

  45. dennisatunity says: Jan 25, 2014 9:06 AM

    This is a quote from Richard Sherman in his interview on Friday:

    “How almost oxymoronic does it sound that a kid from Compton is going to Stanford?” Sherman said. “I was just trying to show ‘em anything’s possible.”

    My guess is that 95% of the complainers about Sherman will have to look up the word “oxymoron.” He is a smart, compassionate, talented man who lost his cool for 30 seconds.

  46. vincentbojackson says: Jan 25, 2014 9:06 AM

    What is mind boggling is a grown man screaming into a television camera in anger just minutes after learning he’s going to the Super Bowl.

  47. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 25, 2014 9:06 AM

    I’m most impressed with how Crabtree handled it.

    Sherman’s rant was more mind boggling than the reaction. Calling Crabtree a “sorry, mediocre” WR.

    Sherman tried to be a WR and was so garbage at the position that Harbaugh moved him to DB just so he wouldn’t have to deal with him anymore. How can he call anyone a sorry WR????

    If Sherman didn’t play for one of the best DB COACHes in the history of football – Pete Carroll, who turned players like Eric Davis, Marquez Pope, and Ty Law into shut down CBs..Sherman probably wouldn’t even be in the league right now.

  48. asseenonokra says: Jan 25, 2014 9:08 AM

    No one is getting busted for adderall. Players are claiming that it’s adderall after they test dirty for actual PEDs.

    Sherman appealed his dirty test by saying his urine sample was mishandled.

  49. abninf says: Jan 25, 2014 9:09 AM

    I agree with Sherman. It’s totally media driven, because they can’t find a bigger storyline yet. I thought his rant was funny. Sounded just like Mr. T. Our society is so hypersensitive now it’s sad.

  50. bricketh says: Jan 25, 2014 9:09 AM

    The phrase is “mind-bottling”… It’s when things are so crazy you get your thoughts trapped, like in a bottle. ;)

  51. purplefloyd1 says: Jan 25, 2014 9:09 AM

    Seattle runs an East Coast defense and it’s hard for an offense to look good against that scheme.

  52. olcap says: Jan 25, 2014 9:11 AM

    I think some are missing part of this, and that is, if you’ve played at any level then you know how exhilarating it is and how amped up you get before and during the game. And if you’ve won, then it goes up another notch.

    I was watching when he just started screaming at Erin Andrews and it was a bit shocking, but hey, I’m gonna give the guy the break on that considering everything.

  53. jpb12 says: Jan 25, 2014 9:11 AM

    How does a guy with a Communications degree from Stanford not understand that when he screams like a maniac on national TV – he’s making a name for himself.

  54. rikkyt00 says: Jan 25, 2014 9:14 AM

    “probably ”
    “regret”
    ” nerd”
    “square”
    Working hard on trying to change your image Richard? Super Bowl media week will give you that chance.I can’t wait to hear your explanations.

  55. footballfan58 says: Jan 25, 2014 9:17 AM

    I can sum Sherman up in one word: Trash

  56. kwjsb says: Jan 25, 2014 9:17 AM

    “Great rant, I have a job for you when you quit football” Vince McMahon

  57. theageofquarrel says: Jan 25, 2014 9:21 AM

    His mind will be real boggled when they lose.

  58. metrocritical says: Jan 25, 2014 9:22 AM

    People watch sports for the story that unfolds and the story within the story. Most players are known for their play and are distinguished by extraordinary skills, big plays or big mistakes. Heroes are heralded and villains reviled. The Richard Sherman story remain interesting because he has tremendous skills on field but has shown glaring immaturity between plays and off the field and is suspected of cheating PED testing. His barbs have been slung in many forums, not just after adrenalin rushes from the playoff game but on many occasions where he has had time to think. He gloats. He boasts. He’s mean spirited. Without any sense of playfulness. He’s off putting and comes across as angry and bratty. He has every right to express himself but shouldn’t be surprised when his angry antics are viewed as offensive. If he were smarter, more mature and a little bit funnier, he could use the limelight to make himself and his team fan favorites throughout NFL Nation. Maybe he will grow from the experience, let his play do most of the talking and enjoy his success in a way others will want to share. Or maybe he will choose to revel in the role of trash talking villain and remain a divisive figure. Either way, this story won’t go away until it all plays out on Super Bowl Sunday.

  59. allidoiswin55 says: Jan 25, 2014 9:22 AM

    It’s even more mind boggling to hear people perpetuate that Seahawks fans threw food at Bowman ..

    I know you want to hate them bc they get the attention you and your fan base don’t .but their is Film of bowman from the field to tunnel and NOT ONCE IS THEIR
    ANY FOOD THAT HITS HIM AND NOT ONCE IS THEIR ANY INDICATION OF ANY FOOD FLYING AROUND HIM ..

    What you do see is two KERNALS of popcorn ,Yess 2 KERNALS of popcorn floating down and landing on his cart . This is most likely someone (niner or Seahawks fan) leaning over the railing and accidentally dropping what is LITERALLY 2 KERNALS OF POPCORN ..

    People who keep mentioning this food throwing are just searching for reasons to justify their hate.. And hopping into the mob we don’t think for ourselves mentality …which is embarrassing every single one of you ..

    Just FYI you can see Seattle fans giving the best LB in all the game live and a serous round of applause as he leaves the field .. But somehow you twist the facts into some ignorant hate filled scenario that NEVER OCCURRED ..

    Just fyi Denver has more ped suspensions this year than Seattle .. Seattle has substance advise aka weed .. Stop mentioning peds on every article they had 1 ALL YEAR AND IT WAS FROM SPRING TIME LAST YEAR that carried over ..also the redskins lead the Seahawks in suspension over the last 3 years people love to point out .. But it’s all Seattle cheating right . Let’s not let facts get in the way or a good finger pointing contest .. Most over blown story in nfl for the last ten years was the mention of peds constantly ..

  60. wishingtonredslur says: Jan 25, 2014 9:24 AM

    I would start by not grabbing an opposing teams player by the butt.

  61. GenXJay says: Jan 25, 2014 9:32 AM

    Um, everyone else’s reaction is described as “mind boggling” by self-described “nerd.”
    As a normal citizen, with no specialty in psychology, Sherman is not refreshing. Just another $elf-aborbed cornerback.

  62. tundratommy says: Jan 25, 2014 9:35 AM

    Ironic, I find his rant to be “mind-boggling”.

  63. haterade999 says: Jan 25, 2014 9:38 AM

    People hate success. That’s why they are still here talking about it.

    Their lives are weak and they have nothing better to do than rant.

  64. seattlesue427 says: Jan 25, 2014 9:39 AM

    I’m a Seahawks fan…have been ever since Day 1 of the franchise. If a player on any other team had done the exact same thing, this furor would have died down by the next day. The truth is, Seattle as a franchise has always been the ugly red-headed stepchild of the NFL. I’ve heard criticism of the coaches, the weather, the uniforms, the city in general, and (oh, dear God) let’s not forget the fans. Sherman may have added fuel to the fire and the tacky fans who threw popcorn at Navarro Bowman certainly didn’t help either, but the flames of disdain were already lit a long time ago.

  65. jlstaud says: Jan 25, 2014 9:51 AM

    Give me a break. His mind isn’t boggled. He knew exactly what de was doing. This is a 3.9 GPA graduate from Standford University. He’s no dummy. Every thing he says, all of his actions are in support of creating the brand that he wants to create for himself. He was told early on by Dion Sanders that you can’t make money with your mouth closed so he has taken it upon himself to open his month quite a lot and create the persona he needs to chase endorsements. His only mistake was actually using Crabtree’s name. Had he left his name out of it, we wouldn’t still be talking about this or at least the narrative would be different. We might just be talking about whether or not he truly is the best corner in the game. That’s the statement that gets lost because he called Crabtree sorry. So, with that said, he is not the best corner in the league. He, like pretty much every other corner in the game is a product of the front seven. Seattle puts more pressure on the qb than any other team. It makes the job super easy for any corner.

  66. killitandeatit says: Jan 25, 2014 9:51 AM

    Sherman has become a lightning rod because he represents the culture of the Seahawks. It is not just about one rant. It includes a culture of cheating with the Performance Enhancing Drugs . A coach who is known from his U.S.C. days as a cheat. The fact that the Seattle players are coached to play “their brand of defense”. This ,basically ,involves grabbing,holding,interfering and illegal contact on not one play but every defensive snap..The officials go along with this in Seattle because the stadium is so load they can’t communicate effectively and are intimidated . As an example,the fans get so worked up they actually threw garbage on a severely injured NaVarro Bowman as he was being carted of the field in Seattle last Sunday. The rest of the country is just getting to know these awesome Seahawks and their fans through their spokesman and front man :Richard Sherman. To the rest of the NFL, casual fans and the country in general it is not a pretty sight.To add to this drama we have the Seahawks fans who continue to try to minimize and spin this into something other than what the entire country just experienced on live television: the very definition of poor sportsmanship .

  67. officialgame says: Jan 25, 2014 9:52 AM

    He seems like a bright guy so my advice would be to learn and move on. No one can change the past anyway.

  68. johnnycantread says: Jan 25, 2014 9:53 AM

    I don’t know how I feel about his rant.
    On the one hand, I can understand that emotion and adrenaline fueled it.
    On the other hand, I’m not a fan of showboating.
    I believe in the philosophy of Johnny Unitas:
    “Talk is cheap. Let’s go to work.”

  69. sackexchange says: Jan 25, 2014 9:57 AM

    Over blown story but the kids acting like him was funny

  70. trollkiller55 says: Jan 25, 2014 9:59 AM

    i find him refreshing. and as a white southern male can tell you if her were white there wouldnt be a peep out of many of the same idiots slamming sherman now

  71. ironyisadeadscene says: Jan 25, 2014 10:02 AM

    There’s a time and a place….he chose poorly

  72. olddirtytruth says: Jan 25, 2014 10:07 AM

    When you act like a Dbag people will treat you like a Dbag Sherm. Just the way it goes.

  73. sportsman68 says: Jan 25, 2014 10:08 AM

    Richard Sherman is a punk and needs to be D punked

  74. dontbsuchapuss says: Jan 25, 2014 10:11 AM

    Success in what it’s a game not a life skill. He is a moron that obviously has issues with criticism of himself. To act like that and expect no comment really. It shows how stupid people on here are.

  75. askcoachjay says: Jan 25, 2014 10:15 AM

    I can’t say I’m on board with the content of Sherman’s post game commentary. But, post game is post game. I have a much higher tolerance for smack talk and bravado between games – particularly big games – than I have for Anquan Boldin’s chest thumping and jawing over a 6 yard catch on a nondescript 2nd & 3 in the first quarter of a week 6 tilt. Or, the pushing and barking between plays I see in half of NFL games and all 49er games. This was a guy having some fun at a contentious, defeated opponent’s expense… AFTER the contest was over. And it snowballed on him. Frankly, I’m more concerned with the assertion that Erin Andrews was “frightened,” or “terrified.” Let’s have a conversation about that age old racist construct. Aren’ we past the point where we think of black men as frightening? Sherman put on a little show for the camera. He knew it. She knew it. And a largely clueless – or large and clueless – portion of the audience reacted like it was 1914 not 2014, and made this a much bigger deal out of it than is really necessary. The problem isn’t with Sherman. It’s in the dark corners of the American psyche that sent the reaction spinning out of control.

  76. gergie1957 says: Jan 25, 2014 10:20 AM

    He must not be as smart as he thought he was, if he didn’t see this coming.

  77. evermench says: Jan 25, 2014 10:20 AM

    For a guy as intelligent as Sherman is he’s pretty clueless on this one. It’s really simple Richard. People generally don’t care for Raging A-Holes! It’s really that simple.

  78. keeley2 says: Jan 25, 2014 10:20 AM

    I have a sneaking suspicion that I’m going to be totally sick and tired of the 12th mans’ sense of entitlement this week. Haven’t heard much from Bronco fans – just sayin’.

  79. FoozieGrooler says: Jan 25, 2014 10:27 AM

    I wonder if he’ll still run his mouth like that once he’s somebody’s bitch in prison.

    heh, we already know the answer to that.

  80. stealthjunk says: Jan 25, 2014 10:28 AM

    Yes, it’s not you Dick, it’s us that’s the problem.

  81. brazin99 says: Jan 25, 2014 10:29 AM

    What’s REALLY mind boggling is the way that Erin Andrews pushed and shoved her fellow Fox reporter out of the way so SHE could be the one interviewing Sherman. Watch that in the Sounds of the Game clip. Truly mind boggling. What a b…..y way to act towards someone else. Right up to the point of her saying something to him and making him back down so she could swoop in with the “first” interview. Classless.

  82. mypercyhurts2 says: Jan 25, 2014 10:37 AM

    For anyone thinking this had anything to do with race, Richard Sherman has a cartoon face, look at the picture. White or black, if it’s coming at you, it’s intimidating.

  83. realitycheckbaby says: Jan 25, 2014 10:39 AM

    Sherman has over $5 M in new endorsements since NFC Champ comments.

    Ha ha ha ha

    Haters going to hate and Sherman’s headed to the bank.

  84. grogseal says: Jan 25, 2014 10:42 AM

    Rant and you shall receive.

  85. bigbaldpapahawk says: Jan 25, 2014 10:43 AM

    What many of the people here are not understanding is that Sherman is not shocked that there was a reaction, but more so at the level of the reaction.

    Was anything that he said deserving of the extreme level of hate and racism that has been displayed toward him?

  86. jlstaud says: Jan 25, 2014 10:45 AM

    Sherman could learn a lot from a conversation with the best DB in the last 15 years and that is Champ. He quietly goes about his business, never calls out another player and allows his play on the field to do the talking. Bring on all the haters now who want to talk about how bad he played last year in the divisional round. It doesn’t matter. Like a man, he came out and admitted he played poorly and went on with life. The last two weeks, nobody is throwing at Champ and for good reason, he is healthy and playing well. Has he lost a step? Sure, but he more than makes up for it with veteran savvy. Funny thing is, I didn’t here him calling out Brady or Amendola last week after they won the AFC Championship. Instead he was humble and gracious in victory. The way it is supposed to be. Hopefully Sherman will learn this with a little age. Right now his act is growing tired.

  87. kst2074 says: Jan 25, 2014 10:47 AM

    bigmouth and a cheater like the rest of his team and coach… GO BRONCOS

  88. stoptrippn says: Jan 25, 2014 10:52 AM

    Help your people by shutting up!!

  89. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 25, 2014 10:52 AM

    Now I see where all my white bed linens went…

  90. filthymcnasty1 says: Jan 25, 2014 11:01 AM

    It’s pretty much him and Bieber.

  91. thefiesty1 says: Jan 25, 2014 11:01 AM

    He’d have to have a mind to be mind boggling. What he needs is common sense and keep his mouth shut.

  92. xmgmx says: Jan 25, 2014 11:02 AM

    He has a degree because it was likely paid for. No matter how he plays, his attitude makes him a loser.

  93. raoool says: Jan 25, 2014 11:05 AM

    What’s mind boggling is the fact that someone can get past the age of 14 and make it to the pros in a TEAM sport – and still think they are the reason their team wins. This idiot needed his coach to remind him there were 10 other people out there when he saved the world.

    How’s the water, Sherman?

  94. Wineshard says: Jan 25, 2014 11:07 AM

    He seems to be getting the most out of his communications degree – we are all talking about him after all.

    Playing the media perfectly if you ask me. Just don’t drink and drive your Lambo now.

  95. realitycheckbaby says: Jan 25, 2014 11:08 AM

    Champ who?

  96. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 25, 2014 11:12 AM

    I can’t say I’m on board with the content of Sherman’s post game commentary. But, post game is post game. I have a much higher tolerance for smack talk and bravado between games – particularly big games – than I have for Anquan Boldin’s chest thumping and jawing over a 6 yard catch on a nondescript 2nd & 3 in the first quarter of a week 6 tilt. Or, the pushing and barking between plays I see in half of NFL games and all 49er games. This was a guy having some fun at a contentious, defeated opponent’s expense… AFTER the contest was over. And it snowballed on him. Frankly, I’m more concerned with the assertion that Erin Andrews was “frightened,” or “terrified.” Let’s have a conversation about that age old racist construct. Aren’ we past the point where we think of black men as frightening? Sherman put on a little show for the camera. He knew it. She knew it. And a largely clueless – or large and clueless – portion of the audience reacted like it was 1914 not 2014, and made this a much bigger deal out of it than is really necessary. The problem isn’t with Sherman. It’s in the dark corners of the American psyche that sent the reaction spinning out of control.

    Why does one race always make it about race when it isn’t. It’s seems those who perpetrated evil years ago want to drop the issue, but those who were victimized want to perpetuate it ad nauseum….. The racist roles are being reversed very cleverly and unfortunately.

  97. mibengal says: Jan 25, 2014 11:13 AM

    I think the word you should be using is infamous.

  98. russellwilsonismymvp says: Jan 25, 2014 11:15 AM

    If he played for a large market east coast team, the thumbs up would be 2/1 vs the thumbs down on this guy. You’d all be tripping over yourselves to go buy his jersey. Hypocrites…every last one of you. He’s not the first to do any of this. This is just pure Seattle hatred from the “least” coast. Seattle has never been a media darling and most fans view the Hawks as that easy win you can circle on your schedule for the upcoming season. Not any more. That’s where the real hatred comes from. The little red haired step child from the pacific northwest is dominating your teams and embarrassing you while they do it. Don’t be “mind boggled” Sherm…you’re a Seattle Seahawk and the Seahawks aren’t allowed to be brash. They’re supposed to be humble and say thank you and please. What a joke.

  99. ncheelsboysfan says: Jan 25, 2014 11:28 AM

    This SMART guy cant figure out that RUNNING YOUR MOUTH and DENIGRATING YOUR OPPONENT takes away from his EXCELLENT PLAY at corner. Just how often has he missed the “Let your play do your talking on the field and be gracious in winning and defeat” message.

    Honestly my guess is he has calculated that by RUNNING HIS BIG MOUTH he can get more press time, espn time, jersey sales, etc and make MO MONEY even though sadly it tarnishes his greatness for most of us. Wonder if he wants to be remembered as “He was a great player but a real a**hole.” OH and all his race card BS and I don’t understand the uproar BS is just designed to keep this rolling in the press. ESPN is calling it Shermania rofl!!

    Richard let your skills do their talking and learn to be gracious and not a Richard Cranium!!

  100. lastdukestreetking says: Jan 25, 2014 11:29 AM

    Let’s face it – if Sherman were a white guy with a crew cut then this “rant” would have been laughed off as “just boys being boys.” But he’s a black guy with dreds. You do the math.

  101. ncheelsboysfan says: Jan 25, 2014 11:32 AM

    Oh the other thing all this that is tiresome is how many supporters of his are using his actions to justify their on claims that its ok to be a**holes as long as you are good at what you do. Just say NOOOOOOOOO!! LOL!!!

  102. barrywhererufrom says: Jan 25, 2014 11:34 AM

    I have to laugh when I hear we don’t know Sherman as a person. Of course we don’t. Just because you have a Masters Degree it doesn’t mean you can’t be a me first putz..that is exactly what Sherman is. He never thanked his linebacker who picked off his deflection. Instead he ranted about himself and his petty dude with Crabtree. You cnnsi apologize all you want but when the lights were on you spewed crap about yourself..no Masters Degree in Communication could whitewash your selfish attitude..you putz

  103. pulledgroin says: Jan 25, 2014 11:36 AM

    For all you sheet wearing hypocrites I hope you all realize that since his ‘rant’ there is now one single defensive player on the NFL jerseys top ten sales. Yes it is that ignorant ranting defensive back who might be a little smarter than we are all giving him credit for. Build your brand and he found a great platform and audience. Love it or hate it, you are all buying into the hype. Fun to sit back and watch how a player can manipulate the media and keep his name in the spotlight. As an aside I do think he is by far the best cover corner in the league currently but that is all lost in this outrage of a black man being brash. Two targets and creates one incompletion and one pick…not bad.

  104. trollhammer20 says: Jan 25, 2014 11:43 AM

    The reaction boggled my mind, too. If I had known so many people were going to climb so far up their high horses over this, I’d have gone into business selling oxygen bottles.

    I must laugh out loud at those who want Manning to target Sherman so that they can get their personal vendettas against him satisfied. Sherman faces all of two targets the entire playoffs because teams fear throwing at him.

    The Broncos will not pick on Sherman. They’ll just run pick plays and bunch formations to try and keep the Seahawks from jamming at the line, same as every other team has been doing all year.

  105. mugsymagpie says: Jan 25, 2014 11:54 AM

    Who cares? Grossly overblown!

  106. richndc says: Jan 25, 2014 11:57 AM

    I can’t believe how much air time this has received. Yes, his ‘rant’ was silly and unsportsmanlike, classless–nothing to do with his play on the field, which is often excellent. BUT–how can this spark a national conversation on race. It was no secret that there is a legion of hateful, ignorant trolls, who love to deny being racist–while perfectly defining what racism is by their actions. They play on Twitter, where their words have no consequences to themselves, they bomb boards like this emboldened by the fact that others are just as ignorant, angry and scared as they are. This personifies perfectly what is wrong with folks in this country today, on both sides of the issues of race. —this was written by someone who grew up in a rural Texas town of only 104 people in 1970s. Don’t start with me if you are white, and lived in the suburbs with “a few black friends”–you don’t know jack. Like me, you will never ever know why people who are not white have issues with the way they are treated.

  107. russellwilsonismymvp says: Jan 25, 2014 11:57 AM

    As for Bowman getting food “thrown” at him…two or three kernels of popcorn drifting down like snowflakes could easily have been ANY fan leaning over the railing as he passed by. Said fans may even have been trying to clap for him…but to hear all the trolls on here, Seattle fans were emptying trash cans over the guy. Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story though. Pathetic.

  108. seabrawk12 says: Jan 25, 2014 12:09 PM

    It’s simply because society has turned into a bunch of sissy Roger Goodell replicas. People can’t handle it when someone steps away from the norm and doesn’t give the poster boy generic interview. Enjoy life in your box.

  109. adderal says: Jan 25, 2014 12:12 PM

    I wish it would just die already, its over move on. The “mannings gonna gonna pick sherman apart” stuff cracks me up. You don’t know Manning anymore then you all know Sherman. This isn’t good vs evil as you have no idea whats really in another mans heart. Some of you need to grow up and look for your heroes elsewhere or you will always be let down. In the long run this will be good for Sherman as he’s getting quarterback type attention from the media and it will have no bearing on what Crabtree does the rest of his career. Him being quiet and moving on is the only thing I respect in the whole situation

  110. jayhawk777 says: Jan 25, 2014 12:23 PM

    Why are we such a critically judgmental society?
    Cast that stone at Sherman, if you’ve never sinned or
    said something disrespectful… Stones drop. Are you perfect with your spouse? Kids? Siblings? Misc others?

    $herm uses that explosive passion to keep up his
    pro bowl play level.

    It’s time for society to take the plank out of your/their eye
    before noticing the speck in anothers.

    Society should concern themselves with how we can improve kindness to everyone we meet and not get so
    wrapped up in a marketing expert.I

    Yes, $herm is a mktg wiz and offers are flying in
    like the hawks will soar next Sunday.

  111. thebirdofprey2 says: Jan 25, 2014 12:27 PM

    Richard Sherman is the best CB in football, everyone who knows football understands its not a debate right now. In the head of the moment, he called out a WR that trash talked him who happens to play for his biggest rival. He did it a few minutes after he made the play on him to win the Super Bowl.

    So many of you as so sour by it its amazing. You watch modern day gladiators go to battle, hoping for big hits and if one is brash or shows that aggressive side you are appalled. You question the guys character. What have any of you done for the community? Because I have been to events where this dude is out there and it didn’t get any press. Seahawk fans and players love the guy. He is smart, love him or hate him – he is a household name.

  112. usdcoyotesfan says: Jan 25, 2014 12:35 PM

    Richard, I hope the Super Bowl comes down to the Broncos’ final drive and you appear to make the winning interception only to have the refs give Denver a phantom touchdown. That would be karma at its peak.

  113. kidsamoa260 says: Jan 25, 2014 1:06 PM

    “Go ahead switch your style up and if they hate, let em hate and watch the money pile up”

  114. blu4l1fe says: Jan 25, 2014 1:19 PM

    When you are in the industry that you are in, either you mind your p’s and q’s and do the whole politically correct thing and get the approval of the majority of people that helps it makes possible for you to make the millions you are making or you act however you wanna act and care less about your approval rating. Just with us regular folks you can’t have both. He acted naturally upon his team winning the game, towards an adversary (who I’m pretty sure would’ve done the same to him if team would’ve won), and, more importantly, in front of the entire media and fan base. Whatever reaction he gets from whoever, tough, that is a

  115. blu4l1fe says: Jan 25, 2014 1:24 PM

    Part of the millions of dollars the team is spending for your services. I don’t like what he did, but is it a problem for me, no, my problem is him talking, and talking about his surprise at people’s reaction towards his actions.

    Let’s move on, last I heard there’s still a game to be played.

  116. nuttyj says: Jan 25, 2014 1:24 PM

    Has the incident been blown out of proportion? YES

    Do we need to stop calling immature outbursts and childish behavior passion? With out a doubt.

    Passion is fine but grow up already, and saying he started it does not help your cause when it come to maturity.

  117. nyneal says: Jan 25, 2014 1:27 PM

    The only thing stunning is he wasn’t smart enough to realize his actions were stupid and he came off like a dope.
    Hopefully, he learned from it. But honestly, I doubt it.

  118. johnnyoclock says: Jan 25, 2014 1:30 PM

    The reaction is in fact mind-boggling because it shows how immature as a culture we’ve become when this makes it’s way into the mainstream.

    And it was bad enough that the league’s own network, especially the morning show, is apparently marketed for 8th grade girls and won’t let a story of trash talking go away in the lead up to the championship. Really? THIS is the big story? Yes, yes it is.

    It was also bad enough that the immature Erin Andrews reached he height of journalism by instead of moving on from his rant came up with the journalistic brilliance of “who was talking about you”. I wanna see her high school diploma because apparently she hasn’t graduated yet.

    And now it’s in the mainstream. Good job, culture. Golf clap.

  119. Deb says: Jan 25, 2014 1:43 PM

    Sherman’s a great corner–that goes without saying for anyone who’s watched him play. And he behaves like a jerk–that also goes without saying for anyone who’s watched him play. What happened Sunday night wasn’t an isolated incident. The guy has a long record of unsportsmanlike behavior on the field.

    He was particularly offensive Sunday night because–unless you were a 49ers fan–this was a feel-good moment. It was a great game with an exciting ending. And out of nowhere, some guy was looking into the camera screaming “Don’t you ever talk about me!” It felt as though he was telling off the viewers. He ruined the moment. People who are calling that behavior “honest,” and “refreshing” are deluding themselves. The guy was out of control.

  120. officialgame says: Jan 25, 2014 1:48 PM

    Wonder where the Shermanator stands in all this?

  121. thraiderskin says: Jan 25, 2014 1:59 PM

    yeah, a guy who regularly slams into other physical specimens doesn’t act like a normal working class man…. weird. You all know these guys play football right? They are not politicians, doctors, lawyers, managers, customer service, waiters or some other mundane worker. As long as he isn’t raping, murdering, drunk driving or molesting children, I don’t care what he says or does on the field. If he hadn’t got pushed in the face mask, the situation would not have escalated to what it did. Perhaps some of you would not have acted that way, but none of you play a violent sport professionally. Know your role.

  122. giants21254246 says: Jan 25, 2014 2:04 PM

    Obviously the people who think Sherman is wrong never played competitive sports and never played with passion and intensity. I APPLAUD RICHARD SHERMAN, I’ll take you and your personality on my team any day

  123. whyalwaysthehate says: Jan 25, 2014 2:04 PM

    Maybe he is taking media pressure off of his young QB. It may have been a preconceived misdirection play all along. Sherm might not have known how he was going to do it, but when the opportunity came about he was ready, and executed brilliantly.

  124. stonedolphin89 says: Jan 25, 2014 2:09 PM

    People also seem to forget that he’s still working off of a late round rookie contract. Sherm probably has still yet to make a mil off his Football paychecks. Part of this game is making sure 32 teams and the entire damn nation knows his name, so when it comes time to pay the man, he has your undivided attention. Call him classless. Deny that you’d love to have him on your team. But when his name gets called for a new contract, someone (likely many) will be ready to hand him a boat load of cash despite his antics. That’s the truth.

  125. coffeeblack95616 says: Jan 25, 2014 2:13 PM

    All it would take to change his critics’ views would be a mini bio on his life pre-Super Bowl. The country got a seconds-long sound bite and that was, for most people outside of Seattle, their only exposure to the man. It came off as a WWE style of invective and, without any further context of his relationship with Crabtree, made him se as a poor winner. What else can be expected when people only see that side of Sherman for the first time outside of watching him in the game?

  126. taintedlombardis says: Jan 25, 2014 2:32 PM

    Who cares if he went to Stanford? His major is a joke. LOL @ Communications. Actual smart people have STEM degrees.

  127. taintedlombardis says: Jan 25, 2014 2:36 PM

    Richard Sherman and the rest of the Seahawks have “perfected the art of pass interference”. Not my words…but Gilbride’s. Dude can’t cover. He was holding Crabtree’s jersey.

  128. 1phd says: Jan 25, 2014 3:06 PM

    You gotta love it, it’s a week later and the topic isn’t that the Seahawks have a great team and are going to the Superbowl for only the second time in their history. Nope, the topic is still Richard Sherman and what a ‘me first’ he is. This is great, cause thanks to him the TEAM will never get the respect or notoriety that other Superbowl teams get, especially if they lose to the Broncos, but even if they win, the topic and spotlight will remain on what he did or didn’t do. Bottom line: No respect or notoriety thanks to Dick Sherman.

  129. Deb says: Jan 25, 2014 3:07 PM

    I’m tired of the excuse that we shouldn’t be surprised when a guy who hits other people for a living behaves like an idiot in front of the camera or goes to jail for drug dealing like Ryan Leaf. Approximately 1900 players are active in the league each year. Yet only a small percentage behave like jackasses or get in trouble with the law. If you look around, you’ll find small percentages of doctors, lawyers, teachers, preachers, and businesspeople also behave like jackasses, deal drugs, kill their spouses, and otherwise run into trouble with the law. Richard Sherman didn’t act out because he’s a football player. He acted out because he was being a jerk.

  130. deepizzaguy says: Jan 25, 2014 3:12 PM

    Give the guy a break. Sherman was just blowing off steam after a long hard battle. Richard is just misunderstood by the lame stream media that wanted the 49ers to play the Broncos in the Super Bowl. The mistake Richard did was making the choke signal at the other team. He is a stand up guy for admitting his error. He backs up his words on the field. If you have done something good it is not bragging. It is called confidence. Compared to Victoria Best, Richard is a saint. Victoria Best is a child villain on the PBS Kids cartoon Word Girl.

  131. winstonjed44 says: Jan 25, 2014 3:32 PM

    I agree with the thought, this story blew up way more than expected. If this had happened after a reg season game, no one would have cared, but because it came after the NFC champ. game with 50 million people watching, and since only 2 teams are left in action, it exploded.

  132. harbourimages says: Jan 25, 2014 3:50 PM

    This country does not now and never has liked braggarts! Whether Ali, T.O., Ochocinco, or Sherman, when ANYONE goes on TV or to the press and loudly proclaims themselves to be “the greatest,” or “the best” of anything people tend to scorn those self-centered individuals. If Sherman really was that great he would let his actions on the playing field speak for him. No need to proclaim how great you are unless you feel your performances indicate otherwise. He’s good… grant you that, but he’s also a jerk for bragging about it.

  133. dyn0myte says: Jan 25, 2014 4:15 PM

    I have the impression that the most vitriolic comments about Richard Sherman have been made by individuals taking advantage of an opportunity to anonymously denigrate a man they most likely would fear.

  134. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 25, 2014 4:54 PM

    I have the impression that the most vitriolic comments about Richard Sherman have been made by individuals taking advantage of an opportunity to anonymously denigrate a man they most likely would fear.

    Fear? Only when he can out run a Smith and Wesson would I worry. Stupid comment thinking people reacting to an emotional football player is a result of fear when it’s a lack of personal control by a very passionate player. Fear….nah….concern and pity for your delusional view of the world.

  135. moshulu says: Jan 25, 2014 6:57 PM

    “I’ve always been a square, a nerd. ”

    I find that to be a flat out lie…as “aggressive” as you acted talking with the female reporter shows you’re an aggressive, out of control person. I truly hope you and Crabtree don’t meet up at a club…I think you might shoot him!!

    His rant may hurt him in the long-run…no team want’s a liability!!

  136. happster says: Jan 25, 2014 7:48 PM

    When you act like a classless, unsophisticated fool in front of 50 million people, of course people are going to give you backlash. Saddest part is that you still don’t understand it. Your father, assuming he was a good father or even around, should have taught you to be humble and civil. But he didn’t. So you’re a loud mouth, loose cannon, driven by ad hominem, kneejerk reactions instead of logic and reason when you get emotional. I think they have medication for that.

  137. gosuck1 says: Jan 25, 2014 7:53 PM

    happster says:Jan 25, 2014 7:48 PM

    When you act like a classless, unsophisticated fool in front of 50 million people, of course people are going to give you backlash. Saddest part is that you still don’t understand it. Your father, assuming he was a good father or even around, should have taught you to be humble and civil. But he didn’t. So you’re a loud mouth, loose cannon, driven by ad hominem, kneejerk reactions instead of logic and reason when you get emotional. I think they have medication for that.
    ———————————————————-
    Niner fan?

  138. gosuck1 says: Jan 25, 2014 7:55 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:Jan 25, 2014 4:54 PM

    I have the impression that the most vitriolic comments about Richard Sherman have been made by individuals taking advantage of an opportunity to anonymously denigrate a man they most likely would fear.

    Fear? Only when he can out run a Smith and Wesson would I worry. Stupid comment thinking people reacting to an emotional football player is a result of fear when it’s a lack of personal control by a very passionate player. Fear….nah….concern and pity for your delusional view of the world.
    ———————————————————

    And this coming from a Steeler fan……..

  139. gosuck1 says: Jan 25, 2014 7:57 PM

    taintedlombardis says:Jan 25, 2014 2:32 PM

    Who cares if he went to Stanford? His major is a joke. LOL @ Communications. Actual smart people have STEM degrees.
    ———————————————————-

    I bet he makes more money than you.

  140. askcoachjay says: Jan 25, 2014 7:59 PM

    “Why does one race always make it about race when it isn’t. It’s seems those who perpetrated evil years ago want to drop the issue, but those who were victimized want to perpetuate it ad nauseum….. The racist roles are being reversed very cleverly and unfortunately.”

    Yes, typically, the perpetrators of any atrocity would prefer to let it go… Alas, if not for those darn victims bringing it up all the time. I’m not sure what roles are being reversed. But the comment just above this one illustrates exactly what I’m talking about. That crack about being “out of control” and what might happen if he meets Crabtree in a club has a river of racism coursing through it. And it’s that flavor of reaction that permeated the public outcry against Sherman’s post-game act.

    I’ll take criticism of what Mr. Sherman said. I get that. But I find the characterization of his actions as “frightening” (particularly to the white woman interviewing him), or the implication that this display indicates he is somehow a dangerous individual appalling.

    If Jim Harbaugh had gone off like that, it would be buffoonery. But a black man? Suddenly, he’s “out of control,” “scary,” even “dangerous.” It’s a bunch of 200 year old racist nonsense. And we should be long since past this by now.

  141. BH says: Jan 25, 2014 9:29 PM

    Richard Sherman has been vilified just for shouting into a camera about being the best corner in the NFL. Man, it’s not like he raped anyone or murdered or assaulted or even drove drunk. All he did was react with a lot of testosterone and adrenaline directly after making the game-winning play sending his football team into Super Bowl XLVIII. I hardly believe this is something that should be completely blown out of control and out of proportion. He just shouted after the biggest game of his life… What’s so wrong about that? Erin Andrews had no business being on the football field just seconds after the Seahawkswon a game that sent them into their second Super Bowl in franchise history. Let the man have a moment to crow on top of the hill for a few minutes and then the media can interview him at his locker when he’s calm down and more poised and articulate. If Richard Sherman is anything, he’s poised, smart and articulate. Go Hawks and bring back a Lombardi trophy to the Seattle fan base that supports no matter what the team is doing.

  142. joestrummerlives says: Jan 26, 2014 6:47 PM

    Can’t believe anyone is that clueless. He’s just saying what he needs to say.

    When you are on one of the two teams left, EVERYTHING is blown up. These people need stuff to analyze and beat senseless.

  143. jsrdc says: Jan 26, 2014 7:26 PM

    @ joestrummerlives,

    “Can’t believe anyone is that clueless. He’s just saying what he needs to say”.

    And here lies the problem. He is just saying what he “needs” to say? Really? When the scoreboard shows the final score, THAT is all that needs to be said. I guess T.O. also just said what “needed to be said”, too, right?

    I don’t care what color your skin is. When you are yelling, disrespecting a fellow NFL player, and scowling at the camera like he did, that to me is simply T H U G behavior. He can choose to act like that, yet people who choose to disagree with it or don’t like it are considered by some to be racist? Case in point – “It’s a bunch of 200 year old racist nonsense”. Thanks for the clarification, akscoachjay. The rest of the opinions out there who disagree are now suddenly all bunched in to your nice and neat category. Give me a break.

    How this, Sherman – leave the drama at home, act like a pro if you want to get respect, and let the scoreboard do the talking, because THAT is ultimately what matters in the end.

  144. revelation123 says: Jan 28, 2014 8:23 PM

    I’m no seahawks fan, but it’s mind boggling to intelligent people because the general reaction was completely ignorant and irrational. Those who are intelligent typically don’t understand how people could be so simple minded.

  145. Ed Bandell says: Feb 1, 2014 10:24 AM

    I resent the fact that because my less than favorable opinion of what Sherman did all of a sudden makes me a “sheet wearer” as one commenter put it. Racism doesn’t know just one color.

    The reaction to Sherman’s comments falls upon the shoulders of one man. Richard Sherman. If there is a false conception of his character, he is to blame for it. He certainly didn’t display anything of the character he claims to have and his fans say he has.

    It is all fine and good to say one thing away from the spotlight when hundreds of thousands of people are not paying attention to you, and then to act a completely different way on the biggest stage of them all when hundreds of thousands are watching you. There is a word for that.

    I wouldn’t be lining up to buy his jersey if he played for my team. I don’t wear any jersey of any player. Why in the world would I want to walk around with another man’s name on my back?

  146. oldbayoneverything says: Feb 1, 2014 3:34 PM

    This guy is a total hypocrite. One second he’s throwing up a choke sign, getting in Crabtree’s face, and goes on a trash-talking rant that the literate section of America could barely comprehend.

    And then he comes out saying about how it was never his intention to take away from the success of the rest of his team. I bet Sherman. Just like Crabtree “didn’t mean” to scorch you for 100 yds last season. How soon people forget…

    And then he says that he’s a nerd and a square – I’m sure you are Dicky. Look, the real nerds and squares can see right through your several shades of BS, along with the rest of America, so don’t even go there.

    And finally, if you’re that needy for attention to get either endorsements, more airtime, more people talking about you, or whatever…then I’m afraid you’re a giant ass. Marshawn Lynch is an 18-wheeler going downhill with no brakes, yet how many times have we seen him kicking and screaming like a child on a playground so people will notice him whenever he makes a play. Coleman has been kicked and beaten his entire life because of being hard of hearing. That man has overcome more adversity than your body and mind can bear, yet we don’t see him talking smack to players or ridiculing top-notch NFL athletes. I wonder why that is…

    It’s too bad that Sherman and his bitchy behavior COMPLETELY overshadow the personal AND overall accomplishments of his teammates and his organization. Kind of how that scumbag Sh*thawk fan who threw trash at that SF player when he was getting carted off the field, and RECONFIRMED what all of America already knew about your pathetic franchise and fanbase.

    If you really need positive affirmation, sit in front of a mirror like Stuart Smalley and speak those famous words. At least America won’t know you’re a turd.

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