Monday, January 20, 2014

The Aptly Named Dick Sherman of the Seattle Sea Pigeons

Perhaps you saw the ranting and egotistical raving of Richard (call him "Dick") Sherman, cornerback for the Sea Pigeons, directly after the game Sunday? If not, then for your viewing pleasure:


The lovely Erin Andrews invited him to describe the last play of the game. But, instead of telling her and the world what he did, and letting her congratulate him on a job well done, Dick spent his fifteen minutes of fame angrily ranting about just how wonderful and great he is. (It seems that Michael Crabtree is living rent free inside Dick's head!)

Some people have called his rant low rent, or low class. No class is more like it. His team had just made a great accomplishment in winning a divisional championship and going to the Super Bowl, but Dick felt the need to angrily aggrandize himself, because there may be no "I" in "team", there certainly is in "Dick".

51 comments:

  1. I was watching online and had no idea of what that was about. For one thing, you could barely understand him. What a dope.

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  2. I have another name in mind, but it does rhyme with Dick.

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  3. Just a second! It'll come to me!

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  4. The guy may be a few fries short of a Happy Meal.

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  5. Problem is, he is the best corner in the league.

    He didn't just walk out of a luncheon when he was interviewed, and he isn't a kicker.

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  6. I still remember Romanoff not being called an uppity nigger after his post game rant against Green Bay back in XXXII.



    It's football. If you don't like it, become a fan of tennis.

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  7. Problem is, he is the best corner in the league Nah. When you're really good at something, you don't have to brag about it. Especially not the whiny rant he produced.

    He didn't just walk out of a luncheon when he was interviewed He didn't just walk out of tax audit or a colonoscopy, either. Are you trying to excuse him because he just finished playing a game? Gee. That's happened to athletes since...forever, and none of them that I can remember gave such classless, egotistical rants.

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  8. For the potassium, I trust. Keep his muscles from cramping up!

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  9. You were just given an example. You're free to ignore it if you need to for the sake of winning nothing against no one. Integrity is a choice.

    BTW: I was rooting for SF. Defense really does win championships, though.

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  10. It's football. If you don't like it, become a fan of tennis. It ain't football. It's a spoiled, self centered, possibly overpaid sports star, legend in his own mind who plays football.There's a difference.

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  11. You were just given an example Of a vague reference to something obscure you claim to remember, from 16 years ago? I have no idea what you are talking about. Unless you produce something more than that, my readers may suspect that you don't either.

    I remember when Johnny Unitas invented the two minute drill. As good as he was, I don't remember him embarrassing himself after a game, with egotistical rants about how great he was. That's football.

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  12. A difference you're unwilling to elucidate.

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  13. I just Googled "Super Bowl XXXII, Romanoff and uppity" to see what you were talking about. Google gave me a link to your comment. We'll see who is unwilling to elucidate.

    You want elucidation? Joe Namath once wore panty hose. Doesn't make that football, either.

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  14. I don't "claim" to remember. I simply remember. I'm not saying the guy isn't an asshole. Ray Lewis was an asshole too. So was Bill Romanoff, and LT and Deacon Jones and Dick Butkus.

    None of them were gentle.

    It's football.

    If you don't like it, study golf.

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  15. He didn't just walk out of tax audit or a colonoscopy, either.

    Yeah. He hadn't been passive.

    Your point?

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  16. If you don't like it, study golf. I'm sorry you can't tell the difference between 'class' and 'lack of class'. The fact that you keep trying to make that a criteria for whether or not one likes football is idiotic. Yes there are classy guys in football and there are assholes. Little Dick Sherman is the latter. Gentleness has nothing to do with it. If you've got Dick Butkus or Deacon Jones on national TV, as low rent as little Dick, please link to it.



    Since you will not share with the rest of the class what you claim to remember, we will consider it irrelevant. If you don't like it, study needlepoint. Or maybe debate. Look up "evidence".

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  17. Sorry! I was just pointing out that you didn't have one. WTH does "not walking out of a luncheon' have to do with anything. Athletes have been interviewed immediately after games for as long as there have been reporters. I was trying to illustrate how ridiculous your lack of a point was. Next time, I'll try not to be so subtle.

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  18. I'm quick to forgive. Call it a fault.

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  19. Nah. The quality of mercy is not strained. Peas, on the other hand, are strained...

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  20. Uggh.



    You wish to "win". Fine.


    Was there one camera on the field? Do they pass it around? The "lucky" one gets a shot of Sherman two seconds after he smoked his rival?


    Do you enjoy being manipulated in this way?


    I hope you enjoyed football. They're using emotional people like you to abolish it.

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  21. Spoiled? Overpaid?

    Really?
    What corner should be paid more than him?

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  22. Crazy, bizarre behavior after the game isn't football, and your comment is just plain nuts.

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  23. Or because uppity nigger outburst.

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  24. Your non sequiturs are amusing. I am not being manipulated, I do not need to "win" and I doubt I'm being used to "abolish" football. Comments like yours may be being used to abolish logic.

    I am just telling like it I see it. The number of cameras on the field is irrelevant. The guy was a jerk. An egotistical jerk. Simply recognizing that is not "winning". Why? Do you feel you are "losing"? Sounds like a personal problem to me!

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  25. Peaches. I hear they strain peaches, too!

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  26. Gee, as I recall, about 99% of all players who are interviewed after games have something rational to say. But according to Delaney, if a player just finished a game, then he has a right to act really weird and rude and scary.

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  27. You really miss the point, Delaney. The roughness is for the field during a game. You don't get to be rough and rude to a lady after the game is over. Got it?

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  28. Yeah. The NFL is all about humility. Then comes this one guy with an ego and WHOAH! Settle down, everybody! We got an ego guy here. Now, everybody in this room down to the friggen janitor was the best guy on his high school team, but listen up! This guy right here has an ego.

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  29. Ive seen sports reporters ask dumb questions, I've heard athletes give dumb answers. I can't remember even any of the losers as angry as this guy was over winning.

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  30. BTW: Thanks, for the back and forth.

    Chuck.

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  31. Do we now have to define the distinction between ego and egotist? Lots of healthy egos in football and politics and even in golf and tennis. Not everyone is an egotist or is caught on camera in a overbearing display of egotism....like little Dick Sherman.

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  32. Namath played for the Jets. And when your a Jet you're a Jet all the way from your first pantyhose to your last dying day...

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  33. Sherman really does not like Crabtree. He is well spoken in his post interview with Skip Bayless. He shuts Bayless down.



    It is OTT and I worry it will be a distraction for the Super Bowl, but ultimately the SF/SH games will be fired up for the foreseeable future. Cities need a good rivalry.

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  34. Sherman was fired up after his tip off. It was an OTT response but ultimately he better perform at the same level in the Super Bowl or he will never hear the end of it.


    It is dumb to put a target on himself like that. Because ultimately his ability as a football player will be judged by his play on the field. And people have a hell of a lot more respect and fear of you when you do an amazing play and then pretend it is no big deal. The understatement is more effectively than playing it up.


    That said, if Sherman is the lightening rod or sacrificial metal in the media electrical storm that is the Super Bowl, perhaps the rest of the team can focus on business and not get distracted.


    I do know this. That 49er and Seahawk games will be exciting to watch for the foreseeable future.

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  35. Well, I now have a new second favorite team. Randy will enjoy this. My favorite team is the same as Proof's the 49ers. My new second favorite team is now who ever is playing the Seahawks and No longer who is playing the Cowboys.

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  36. I've always said you had good taste, Odie!

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  37. OTT? Obnoxious Toddler Tourettes?

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  38. Props for the Leonard Bernstein reference.

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  39. Found a reference to him spitting on another player during a game, but not on a reporter afterwards.

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  40. 15 minutes of fame? LOL! He is the best CB in the NFL. Its not like he is going away tomorrow. Is your "15 minutes of fame" this article? Look below at the comments. People are crying "class" while clapping and cheering when hockey players fight. Hypocrites!

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  41. He was second in his class at Stanford...in communications!

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  42. Is that like where they give you points on your SAT for writing your name down?

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  43. Nah. My fifteen minutes of fame is found dispensing clues to the clueless. Fortunately for you, you qualify! What you and DC can't seem to fathom, is that while there is a place for trash talk and chest bumping and even taking an occasional swing or two at another player, the operative word is "player". That action takes place on the field, between players. That's football.

    If little Dick Sherman cannot tell the difference between Michael Crabtree and Erin Andrews, then he might be the best handicapped CB in the league, because he has to be deaf and blind!

    I have no problem with little Dick Sherman getting up into Michael Crabtree's grill and ranting about how wonderful he is. Brag on! Michael Crabtree is a big boy, he can handle it! But, in case you too haven't noticed, Erin Andrews isn't Michael Crabtree!

    To use a football analogy, (Pay attention here, you might learn something!) after the whistle is blown, the play is over. If you tackle the opposing quarterback (or your own) after the play is blown dead, you are penalized. Do it often enough and the coach will bench your sorry ass. So, when you hear the whistle, you pull up and get ready for the next play. It's called "self control". Something similar happens at the end of the game: the game is over.

    I'm not on Sherman's case because he was up in some other player's grill. I'm on his case because it was a chicken excremental thing to do to get up in Erin Andrew's grill. See the difference? Thus endeth the lesson.

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  44. I undertand you disapprove. I agree, better to keep it on the field. Beyond the Super Bowl, I am really lookiing to the 49er Seahawk games next season. They should be entertaining.


    Hey in good news, Bowman should be back early next year.

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  45. Yeah. I've known teams who were "rivals", but this should take it up a notch!

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