So, you might remember (from 36 or so short hours ago) a post about how Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman isn’t the Antichrist. How he isn’t a “thug,” or “ghetto,” or an “embarrassment to the game of football, amen.”
- Despite my better judgement on the matter vis à vis striking a downed quadruped, I decided to post some of the more…well, colorful responses and semi-discuss them. Because, well, how can you have a discussion with text on a page? You can’t, because that would be crazy, man, and we are most definitely not crazy. So, this is gonna be kind of like a mailbag in the sort of vein Rick Reilly of ESPN.com gets, where half of the people love him and completely support his every word, and half want to mail him anthrax-laced pot brownies.
- Let’s begin, shall we? If you recall, I called Sherman a “trash-talking, arrogant and passionate braggadocio.” It’s true, I checked. None of those things are inherently positive or negative, it’s how people add their own spices to the interpretation where one falls on a side of the issue. Man who’s proud of his work? American. Man who’s proud of his work and says so on TV? Jerk. See the thin line we’re walking here? Boy howdy, did the Facebook comments pour in.
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