Sunday, January 26, 2014

Think You Know Richard Sherman After His "Rant"? Maybe Not

Richard Sherman, corner for the Seattle Seahawks, was maybe a little too excited about his team's 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. After winning the game, Sherman was interviewed and he gave the following responses that sparked controversy. 
The Q&A with Andrews went like this:
Andrews: "The final play, take me through it."
Sherman: "Well, I'm the best corner in the game! When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you gonna get! Don't you ever talk about me!"
Andrews: "Who was talking about you?"
Sherman: "Crabtree! Don't you open your mouth about the best, or I'm gonna shut it for you real quick! LOB!" (That's a reference to the Seattle defense's nickname, "legion of boom.")
Crabtree is a player for the San Francisco 49ers and he was about to catch the winning touchdown, until Sherman batted the ball down and a fellow defensive player for the Seahawks caught it. 
From my point of view, this was bullying another player. Crabtree was upset about the way the ball was thrown and how he didn't catch it and send the 49ers back to the Super Bowl. Why did Sherman feel the need to bad mouth and trash talk another player that has just as much passion and love for the sport as he does. Had the roles been reversed, I'm sure he would have been fussing and ranting about how bad a call was.
For me, Richard Sherman is acting like a child when he bad mouths another player. Which is the number one reason that I dislike the Seahawks and their coach. Granted my team didn't make it, but I still despise Sherman. If you are going to say something like that about another player, at least be a man and talk trash about him to his face!

  • How does the author support his claim? Use evidence from the selection to support your answer.

The author supports his claim that Sherman was in the wrong by bringing up the conferences and backing it with the actual post game interview. The author also brings up how Sherman says "[He] shouldn't have attacked another player (Think You Know Richard Sherman After His "Rant"? Maybe Not. Memmot, Mark)."

Memmot, Mark. Think You Know Richard Sherman After His "Rant"? Maybe Not. Article. The Two-Way. 22 Jan. 2014. Web. 24 Jan. 2014.  <

Samia, Mark "Richard Sherman." Photograph. Flickr. Yahoo, 27 July 2013. Web. 26 Jan. 2014. <>

1 comment:

  1. I agree with your statement. That was really wrong and he was way too excited. He should have been a good sport. That was just trashy and inconsiderate, and obnoxious, but then again he is a man. Men take sports VERY seriously and he was very serious. He overreacted and that must have hurt the other players feelings, but to be honest, the man has to grow tougher skin. He's in an industry where critics come at you from everywhere. I think he will be fine with that one person. As long as he isnt beating him up and the only hitting is on the football field. I like your point.