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Desc:Today marks my official interest in the Seattle Seahawks.
Category:Sports, News & Politics
Tags:football, seahawks, skip bayless, i am better than you, richard sherman
Submitted:baleen
Date:01/20/14
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Comment count is 38
baleen
This is one of the greatest interviews in sports history.
Anaxagoras
I'm with you on this one. Today also marks the beginning of my interest in the Seattle Seahawks. February 2nd will be the first Super Bowl that I've watched since I was 8.

Jet Bin Fever
One of the best non-wrasslin' ones for sure!

SteamPoweredKleenex
Nice to see a good portion of the YT comments are reflective of this:

http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/post/73920503580/dumb-racists- outraged-that-football-star-richard

Racism and football. An American tradition!
The Mothership
You're bringing up old stuff.
baleen
I make no claims to having the slightest inkling of understanding of football or its news.
I don't even know the fucking rules. There's a lot of lines and you have to make it past the line before the 4th thing. You also have to have your own dance when you hit the colorful part.

badideasinaction
I just gotta say he better hope he wins the Superbowl because the schadenfreude if he loses by the press is gonna be biblical in nature.
SteamPoweredKleenex
That sportsball thing is such fun, eh chaps?

yogarfield
my interest was piqued last night, when the dude went all WWF when was supposed to go NFL. that, and having recently moved to the pac nw, it's time to BANDWAGON! WHOOOOO SEAHAWKZ
The Mothership
"So, you've said in the past that you let the tape do the talking, here's the tape of your team losing big; what does that say about you?"
The Mothership
meant as a reply to badideasinaction

badideasinaction
Oh, the questions would be amazing. "So you said we shouldn't talk about the past, so is last night's game recent enough?"

See, I have no dog in this sports hunt, I just want to see a great game, and if this guy's antics had any style to it, I'd be much more interested in seeing his winning patter. But his trash talk just isn't fun - it feels rather mean-spirited.

Anaxagoras
Mean-spirited? The receiver that he was trash talking was a douchebag. This ESPN interviewer is being a douchebag. Verbally running down douchebags is a public service, and I wish we had more of it.

The fact that this is being done by a black dude who graduated with a 3.9 GPA from Stanford & is currently working on a Master's degree makes it all the more satisfying.

Also, he quoted the Game of Thrones in one of his post-game tweets.

I admit it: I'm now gay for Sherman.

badideasinaction
I meant more the post-game interview, not this bit. I'll admit not knowing at the time all the background over the animosity, and yeah, from what I've read now the dude had reasons to be angry, but all of this comes across as way more personal than just game talk. If you're going to dish it out, be prepared to take it and this just sounded like a really defensive guy just throwing insults. Clown it up or class it up to make the other guy look bad, but this was neither.

Potrod
I'm amazed more people aren't picking up on how insecure he sounds in general. Skip sounds mildly annoyed by the end of this, Sherman seems like he's on the verge of tears.

M-DEEM
What potrod said.

2:07 grab the tissues

baleen
He's about to cry because he is a multi-dimensional, fantastic sight to behold.

M-DEEM
watched it again. kind of reminds me of stuart smalley.

baleen
I'm sorry that your team lost.

infinite zest
The only NFL game I ever went to (besides the time I won tickets to the Super Bowl) was when my dad, an avid Packers fan, took me up from Portland to watch the Packers kick the shit out of the Seahawks (I think the score was like 50 to 7). I didn't care and was embarrassed by my dad's foam cheesehead.

This was back in the late 90s, when both the Seahawks and the Portland Trailblazers were considered a joke at best. This year, both teams are apparently killing it, and I've actually got an interest and a sense of pride for two of my Northwest teams.
Potrod
The post game interview was funny but he seems pretty thin skinned here.
sosage
I'm a 49er fan and even I can appreciate what this guy is doing. If you don't understand why anyone watches sports with a guy like this running around, then you're just faking cool.

Everyone that isn't a Seahawks fan is now hoping THIS GUY loses, not so much that the Denver Broncos win. I bet a lot of football fans who were disinterested in watching the Superbowl because their team didn't make it suddenly has a team to root for.
baleen
Oh the contrary. I hope the Seahawks win only because I want this guy to win.

glasseye
I am not a fan of any sportsball team (and therefore not a seahawks fan), and could not give any fewer fucks if this guy wins or loses.

baleen
what about friendship

Rodents of Unusual Size
friendship was discontinued as an official sport in the mid 90s.

chumbucket
His own show in 3, 2, 1 ...

sosage
Why do people who don't give a fuck about X, spend a ridiculous amount of time and effort convincing everyone they don't give a fuck about X?

Sexy Duck Cop
I don't know who either or these people are, but anyone who says "I have accomplished more at 24 than you have in your entire life" needs to be interviewed again at age 34, with the first question being "So after football stopped caring about you, what happened next?"
Anaxagoras
"Well, I went on to win a Super Bowl, got a Master's degree in Communication, and made slightly over 1 million dollars per year for the next 6 years. I also continued to donate my time to various charities."

I don't think an interview with this guy would be as damning as you think it would be.

SolRo
Someone would list "Masters degree in Communication" as an accomplishment at 34?

ashtar.
Do they even print those on real paper?

Xenocide
Dude, look at him. he's communicating RIGHT NOW. He is using words, expressions, and gestures. Now that's using your degree!

Rodents of Unusual Size
"You have accomplished nothing in your life" is an excellent way to prove you don't trash talk people.

Anaxagoras
Yes, getting a Masters degree is, in fact, an accomplishment that would be listed if someone asked you for a list of things you've accomplished in your life. Hell, even a bachelor's degree might be.

Jet Bin Fever
You're such an elitist Anax! JEEZ. You are only supposed to list things that don't matter, not educational milestones and accomplishments.

M-DEEM
Haha. This guy is actually kind of a dork!
BorrowedSolution
Agreed. It's a lot of affected machismo and rote insults. He reminds me of kids that got picked on too much in school and have a resultant chip on their shoulder about it, which is a shame because all of his accomplishments don't seem to be helping his self-image. Guy should be feeling pretty good about himself at this point.

This is all Monday-Morning Psychologizing, obviously. Could be he's just a bit of a hystrionic crybaby.

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