Athletes as a whole aren’t known for their level heads, particularly those who spend their professional lives bashing those heads into equally unlevel heads. Combine that with a certain amount of adrenaline, the rush of winning a nail-biting game, and enough testosterone to kill a bull elephant made of mako sharks, and you sometimes get post-game interviews like this one, with Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman.
[box type=”shadow”]”I ran over to Crabtree to shake his hand but he ignored me. I patted him, stuck out my hand and said, “Good game, good game.” That’s when he shoved my face, and that’s when I went off.”[/box]
Now, that might or might not be the basis of a certain amount of post-game trash talking, depending on your understanding of sportsmanship protocol. Still…football players. And that might have been the end of things, had Sherman not Tweeted this the next day:
Of course, the comments weren’t all bad. While Sherman did get his share of commentary from FOX “News” fans, the comments section under the video also contained a few that put things into an oddly larger sort of context. Thanks to Dub M. Fresh for this one:
[box type=”shadow”]”Everyone “hating” on Sherman needs to look in the mirror. He embodies EVERYTHING we stand (or should) for as Americans. Hard working, competitive, motivated, etc. If someone tells us that we can’t do something, we’re probably going to (or try our hardest to) prove them wrong. This whole country is fueled by ‘competition’ of some sort. When we accomplish something, we feel good about it. Don’t envy one guy who’s a blatant example of who we all really are in some way or another.
Now carry on.”[/box]