• SuperHawk27

    Another black ath-a-lete playing the victim after acting like a douche….

    • Paul the Fossil

      ….and inspiring stupidity on comment boards across ‘Murica. Gotta say, while I don’t follow football and hence didn’t see the original event, the more I read _about_ Richard Sherman the more I side with him.

      (Also having now watched the video of his infamous little rant, what’s the big deal exactly? I’ve seen Sunday athletes be more inappropriately amped than that right after making a play in a touch football game against their relatives, or scoring a goal in a rec league hockey game.)

      And Hartley is a thug far more than Sherman is, for sure, that’s well put. But not sure I’m buying the argument that NHL professional goons can’t be called thugs because they’re friendly off the ice…thought we disqualified the “I was just following orders” defense a while back.

      • Bullitt315

        Sherman came off like a thug. After finding more about him, I’ve changed my opinion of him being a thug but after that game knowing 0 about the guy (I don’t follow football that much) I thought he was one and not everybody is going to do the research the next day.

        • Paul the Fossil

          “Thug” is not a label that we’d throw around based just on words, I trust, so is there more to the story which I don’t know about? Is Sherman a cheap-shot artist on the field, had arrests or other issues off of it, that sort of thing?

          • Bullitt315

            Coming off like a thug doesn’t necessarily make one a thug. It was a snapshot in time but it was my first impression of him and knowing nothing else about him it wasn’t a good one.

          • Waylon

            I don’t believe he’s been accused of dirty play in the past, just extremely physical play. He came off poorly, but he’s obviously a bright guy and not like that off the field, so I didn’t think it was a big deal at the outset. I actually kind of liked it, if for no other reason that it was the first post – game interview that looked to be authentic, and then Fox had to ruin it by abruptly cancelling it when things got too real for them. What it boiled down to is that SF’s offensive co – ordinator has now tried to go that stupid route twice on the last play of critical games, and in both instances he was asking way too much of his QB.

        • SuperHawk27

          Sherman is a great guy, but that doesn’t excuse him from acting like a total douche after winning. He is a very confident guy, and can back it up for now, but that post game interview was just ‘Summer’s Eve’ spraying all over the place. Then he tries to play victim by turning his label as a thug to mean some racial thing, where once again, black athletes playing the race card/victim card. This reminds me of Milton Bradley with the cubs.

          • Paul the Fossil

            Since calling anyone a thug based solely on something he’s _said_ is obviously ridiculous (not to mention insulting to actual thugs), Sherman’s assumption that it’s racially-based seems plausible. And not at all similar to the case of Bradley, who was being booed for his _actions_ in addition to some words.

          • SuperHawk27

            Geez, whatever happened to sticks and stones….

          • guest

            He’s free to make an ass out of himself, you’re free to call him a thug for it and make a racist ass out of yourself, and we’re all free to call you a racist ass for doing so. Freedom!

          • Paul the Fossil

            Well of course you are, nobody has suggested otherwise.

          • zacked

            It IS a racial thing, though. I guarantee you that if a white guy said the exact same words, “thug” would not be the label applied.

          • SuperHawk27

            That’s assumed that thug is a racial term, just like what Sherman is doing.

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          • 1benmenno

            Howard Dean wasn’t called a thug. Just mentally unstable

      • birdhead

        I wasn’t buying Wysh’s article just because he seems to be responding to something Sherman didn’t actually say. Sherman’s entire point was that on the same day as everyone was having a go at him for being a thug, there was an actual line brawl in a hockey game and nobody called those dudes thugs. He didn’t say they were actually thugs; he was pointing out the discrepancy between what he did and the reaction, and what they did and the reaction. Wysh’s “but hockey players AREN’T thugs” is sort of beside the point, especially since an unbiased observer would have to conclude from a line brawl vs someone giving an enthusiastic interview that one of these things is more thuggish than the other.

        Of course, Wysh is constitutionally incapable of hearing anyone suggest that fighting maybe doesn’t make hockey players look like the nicest dudes around.

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    • birdhead

      Are Mike Green and Eric Karlsson hugging? that’s incredible.

      • Korab22

        Looks like they’re ready to slow dance…put your head on my shoulder….

        • birdhead

          I always enjoy stuff that highlights the absurdity of the line brawl/obligatory post-whistle scrum.

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