All of Sports Media is a buzz about Richard Sherman and his less than mature antics after winning the NFC championship game against the 49ers. In case you have been living under a rock, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman blocked a game winning pass intended for 49er’s receiver Michael Crabtree in the end zone in last Sunday’s NFC Championship game. Immediately after the play, Sherman smacked Crabtree on his bootie and exchanged some words….basically showboating and rubbing it in his face. Crabtree proceeded to shove him in the face.
First off, let me just say it was beyond sweet seeing Jim Harbaugh truly angry throughout the entire game. What truly would have been amazing is if Sherman directed his showboating towards his old Stanford coach and gave him a big hug after the play……”Thanks Coach! Couldn’t have done it without your tight khaki pants!” Ahhh, can you just imagine the tantrum??
Anyways, back to business. Richard Sherman is either the biggest jerk alive or the smartest man alive. Were his antics necessary? In short, yes, yes they were because nobody can stop talking about him, which I think is EXACTLY what he wanted.
Richard Sherman is getting more press than ever. His own football jersey is now among the top 10 best-selling jerseys in the league, according to sales rankings provided to ESPN.com from the league official store NFLSHOP.com. Sherman has broken into the top 10 for the first time. Sherman has also witnessed his Twitter account balloon by more than 270,000 followers in the first 24 hours. In fact, he has singularly been talked about as much as both the Seahawks and 49ers combined.
GEE, I wonder WHY?
Interestingly enough, Sherman on Wednesday retracted his post-game comments, comments that are less than classy, “I’m the best Cornerback in the game,” “I was making sure everyone knew Crabtree was a mediocre receiver, ” and then my favorite, “Crabtree. Don’t you open your mouth about the best or I’m gonna shut it for you real quick.” Sounds a bit threatening bro.
Let’s start calling this for what it is: SHERMANOLOGY = Being a Dick = Popularity = $$
It’s true! Sherman is an ivy-league educated athlete with a GPA of 4.0 straight out of Compton, CA, I think we can safely say he isn’t THAT dumb. Well, let’s not include Jonathan Martin in this conversation, that guy is just a big fat whiner.
Sherman knew exactly what he was going to do, what to say and who to say it to this season if the Seahawks were going to take it to the Superbowl. With all the press coverage, interviews, jersey sales and twitter popularity, Sherman has put on the new face of “what is trending,” for weeks to come. I don’t care what anybody else says out there, I think this Shermonolgy strategy is genius, and possibly a way of NFL life.
The guy is not only a great player who is brilliantly self-marketing his name, he is also remorseful. He has already come out and apologized for his comments, “It is what it is. Things like that happen and you deal with the adversity. I come from a place where it’s all adversity (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON), so what’s a little more or people telling you what you can’t do. I really was surprised. If I had known it was going to blow up like that I would have approached it differently, just in terms of the way it took away from my teammates. That’s the thing I feel regretful about.”
Oh snap. This guy doesn’t even need a publicist, he knows what to say, how to say it and when to say it, leaving us sports fans only wanting more. My only concern would be if they lose the Superbowl and Sherman directs his bad sportsmanship and frustration towards Peyton Manning. Now who would have the balls to do that to Peyton Manning?
Peyton Manning is too beloved in the NFL to be subject to classless harassment, so if Sherman learned anything from his Shermanology, he knows better than to disrespect Peyton. Otherwise, the city of Omaha will be on his ass like shit on Velcro.