Pete Carroll on Richard Sherman’s imminent arrival: I can’t wait to see little Petey

AP

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is set to become a father soon enough that there’s a possibility that the baby could come before the end of the Super Bowl on Sunday, which led to questions for Sherman about what he’d do if his son decided to arrive before the Lombardi Trophy.

Sherman said he hopes his son is a “disciplined young man” who waits until his father and the rest of the Seahawks have finished the game on Sunday, but, as any father knows, even the best laid plans are meaningless in the face of a baby’s schedule. Sherman won’t say whether he’d miss the game if the little one decided to make his appearance on Sunday and coach Pete Carroll said Friday that the team is behind Sherman in any choice he makes.

“It’s about family first and we will support his decision,” Carroll said before adding that he “can’t wait to see little Petey.”

We’ve got no insight into what Sherman will be naming his son, although if we were forced to guess we’d say Carroll’s only a slightly likelier namesake than Michael Crabtree.

23 responses to “Pete Carroll on Richard Sherman’s imminent arrival: I can’t wait to see little Petey

  1. I don’t think Richard Sherman’s image is THAT damaged that he needs to skip the Godam Super Bowl for the birth of his baby.

    Unless Sherman plans on holding it over this kids’s head his whole life. Kid spills paint in the garage, “You know I skipped the Super Bowl for you!”, Kid won’t eat his vegetables, “You know I skipped the Super Bowl for you!”, etc.

  2. Damned if you do or don’t. The kid will get it either way.

    “The GAME was more important than you?”

    Or

    “He didn’t play because of YOU.”

    Error on the side of doing right by people’s jobs and the work that was put into it.

    Play in the game.

  3. If I were a kid I’d much rather tell my friends my dad was winning a world championship the day I was born then tell them he skipped the damn game to be at my birth.

  4. No way a man should miss the birth of his children. Hopefully Sherman plays, but if he is any kind of man, his priority is to his family.

  5. Did anyone think to ask what the mother, the one having the darn baby wants? She should have the final say.

  6. 0% chance he misses the superbowl. He can see the kid after the game. Truthfully there is no reason for the man to be in the delivery room anyway…who the hell wants to see that

  7. Enough of this story, there’s no way PeeWee Sherman misses the SB, his mouth and ego won’t let him.

  8. Did anyone think to ask what the mother, the one having the darn baby wants? She should have the final say.

    My thoughts exactly. Just look at Rocky II.

  9. Tough call. If it gets that close, maybe they could induce on Saturday or Sunday morning. Win win. I hope that doesn’t sound to chauvinistic, ladies.

  10. Hope the baby has ten fingers, ten toes, two eyes, two ears and a nose.

    Congrats to Sherman and his lady on their pending parenthood.

  11. Fly the mom2B to the Super Bowl in a chartered jet, and set up an operating room in a sky box. Cut from action on the field to action in the operating room, with play-by-play commentary. (Football has enough interruptions that there will be time to do this, and if the game is a blowout, the dramatic tension of the birth may be the only reason most of the audience stays tuned in.) When little Paul (which WILL be his name) is born, hold him up to the window and he can wave to daddy on the field.

    Product placement (Pampers, Gerber, etc.) will pay the bills with enough left over for a trust fund that will ensure the kid is set for life.

  12. shelovesfootball says: Jan 30, 2015 12:27 PM

    Did anyone think to ask what the mother, the one having the darn baby wants? She should have the final say.

    —————————————————
    As a matter of fact yes they did. She was asked by a local TV station, and she said that the child is not due until the 24th I believe it was. She did say though that in the even that the kid decided otherwise…she would leave without telling Richard.
    I take that to mean that his presence at the birth is not as important as him finishing the shot at a rare opportunity for men in his profession…playing in the Super Bowl
    Besides…given most births…if she went into labor an hour before the game…the kid would STILL not be born yet when Richard left after the last tick of the clock in the 4th Quarter…after the Seahawks win!

  13. charger383 says: Jan 30, 2015 1:58 PM

    was not that long ago fathers were not allowed in delivery room
    —————————————————–

    True enough!

  14. LOL @ Pete Carroll, saying he “can’t wait to see little Petey”. It seems like it would be fun to work with and for Pete Carroll. He is hilarious, even just watching him on the sidelines! He definitely has character!

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