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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:48 pm
  • All the negative things people are saying about Sherman today used to be said about Deion Sanders and Muhammad Ali. Today they are celebrated because they became the greatest.

    Sherman is trying to follow the same path. He knows what he is doing. This is a conscious decision on his part. He is "burning his ships and bridges behind him" so that he has no choice but to excel and be great. He can't turn back and mellow out now... and just be a decent CB... or he will face utter humiliation on the field and in public. He is forcing himself to be great.

    He has the talent to make it happen. Time will tell if he has the mental willpower and work ethic to make himself what he claims to be. Lets hope foe the Seahawks sake he does.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:57 pm
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:59 pm
  • Hawkfan77 wrote:
    scutterhawk wrote:
    theENGLISHseahawk wrote:When you have a professional troll like Bayless, it's best to play him at his own game. Call him John Clayton on air or something like that. Or just don't go on the show. Fact is, Skip takes this reaction to the meeting about his next contract. His job is to get people talking about him.

    Hell no, Sherman told him, that he produces no facts, only opinions, "THAT'S WHY NOBODY LISTENS TO YOU"

    If no one listened to Skip Bayless, then no one would have an opinion of Skip Bayless...

    Sherman could hav chosen his words a little better in that statement, something like That's why Nobody BELIEVES You,,That's more to the truth of what Sherman probably intended to insinuate.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:17 pm
  • SHOCKER315 wrote:All the negative things people are saying about Sherman today used to be said about Deion Sanders and Muhammad Ali. Today they are celebrated because they became the greatest.

    Sherman is trying to follow the same path. He knows what he is doing. This is a conscious decision on his part. He is "burning his ships and bridges behind him" so that he has no choice but to excel and be great. He can't turn back and mellow out now... and just be a decent CB... or he will face utter humiliation on the field and in public. He is forcing himself to be great.

    He has the talent to make it happen. Time will tell if he has the mental willpower and work ethic to make himself what he claims to be. Lets hope foe the Seahawks sake he does.


    Nice post, SHOCKER. I always like it when you break away from PWR and offer your take on sports matters. I'm not certain it's entirely conscious, however. He seems to have chosen this path, that's for sure. As with most choices and paths there will be rewards and unforeseen consequences. I hope he handles both with grace.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:24 pm
  • An awkward interview and I loved every minute of it. Bayless had nothing to say back, but he accomplished what he was going for. That interview will be talked about a lot on the sports/radio shows.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:30 pm
  • drdiags wrote:
    kag0331 wrote:Well definitely thought the comment about him being better at life was a little bizarre considering they both are successful at their respective fields but I can't help but laugh because you hawk fans will jump at the opportunity to hate on harbaugh for his side line antics but you love Sherman's "sideline" antics all his trash talk was that why he was overlooked at the pro bowl? I agree about skip being an ass but come on so is Sherman maybe they met their match...hhaa maybe he can make the first team next year....



    "Ha ha ... let me slip in some random comment about my team, you know, the niners. Why are we not talking about them? You guys always dumping on Harbaugh but he is better than Sherman ... ha ha."

    Thanks for sharing 9ers dude. Your complaint is duly noted. Seahawks fans are big meanies to 9ers fans, coaches and players on their forum.


    Exactly..

    Niner fans think that every topic should include their team in some way. It is almost like he is calling Seahawk fans to be hypocrites, when they exhibit so much of that behavior on their own. Even when SF was stinking it up for 8 of the past 10 years they wanted "respect". That after the Hawks had a long string of successful seasons. When the Hawks went and lost the SB, Niner fans were all over it because they didn't win it. 13-3, none of that mattered, it was nothing. But the Niners do less in the regular season and lose the SB and we are supposed to bow to their achievement.

    I like what Sherman did because it was Bayless. A figure who has made more nonsensical claims than Homer Simpson. One who draws pay for expressing his personal opinion as fact instead of reading between the lines.

    Sherman, plays corner as well as Revis. How many balls did he knock down in casual fashion? Making it look easy. Sherm has an argument and rather than give Bayless the easy way out of his statement, he called him on it. Then measured him in the world of sports reporting where Clueless is known as being a complete idiot who rarely makes accurate comments. A professional troll he is.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:32 pm
  • Axx wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nun5scYroxA

    Wow I hate Bayless and love sherm so i had multiple orgasms from this video

    It was awesome. And to the people who don't like the way he represents, well, no comment as that's smack shack material. I love that fact that he shoveled that shit right back in skip's lap.

    Off the wall comments based upon zero factual data don't deserve a dignified answer. Skip's agenda was to put Sherm in his place, with the illusion that his tenure as a mediot somehow commands any kind of respect. It just so happens that our Stanford boy flipped the script on him. Good on ya Sherm!
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:35 pm
  • I've seen a lot of posts (not here necessarily though there have been some) acting like Sherman can't be a great player because he talks too much sh!t. Saying that the great ones let their play do the talking and that he should just shut up.

    I dunno where "part of being great is being classy" came from. I mean, I'm not saying it's bad to be classy and great but just it's not a requirement. It just comes down to the person I guess, everyone's different.

    Some guys are like Barry Sanders. Absolutely amazing talents that are also humble and meek

    BUT

    Some guys are like Muhammad Ali. Trash talkers to the core, cocky and arrogant at times

    Sherman is obviously like Ali

    Who are we to say which ways right or which is wrong? The right way is whatever works best for the Athlete, and it's pretty evident all this trash talk etc. feeds Sherman and gets him playing harder. More power to him...
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:36 pm
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    SHOCKER315 wrote:All the negative things people are saying about Sherman today used to be said about Deion Sanders and Muhammad Ali. Today they are celebrated because they became the greatest.

    Sherman is trying to follow the same path. He knows what he is doing. This is a conscious decision on his part. He is "burning his ships and bridges behind him" so that he has no choice but to excel and be great. He can't turn back and mellow out now... and just be a decent CB... or he will face utter humiliation on the field and in public. He is forcing himself to be great.

    He has the talent to make it happen. Time will tell if he has the mental willpower and work ethic to make himself what he claims to be. Lets hope foe the Seahawks sake he does.


    Nice post, SHOCKER. I always like it when you break away from PWR and offer your take on sports matters. I'm not certain it's entirely conscious, however. He seems to have chosen this path, that's for sure. As with most choices and paths there will be rewards an unforeseen consequences. I hope he handles both with grace.



    Quotes from Sherman in the last few days on his Twitter. I sense the guy knows what he is doing.


    "Failure, Humiliation, Embarrassment are some individuals greatest fear. Understand they are mentally created and can be mentally defeated."

    "The difference between the individuals that leave a footprint on this world and those who simply walk in those steps is that there is no unattainable goal. There are simply adverse avenues to greatness and smooth roads to mediocrity."

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us."

    I wonder if he has been reading this classic book perhaps? I wouldn't doubt if he came across it at Stanford.

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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:42 pm
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    SHOCKER315 wrote:All the negative things people are saying about Sherman today used to be said about Deion Sanders and Muhammad Ali. Today they are celebrated because they became the greatest.

    Sherman is trying to follow the same path. He knows what he is doing. This is a conscious decision on his part. He is "burning his ships and bridges behind him" so that he has no choice but to excel and be great. He can't turn back and mellow out now... and just be a decent CB... or he will face utter humiliation on the field and in public. He is forcing himself to be great.

    He has the talent to make it happen. Time will tell if he has the mental willpower and work ethic to make himself what he claims to be. Lets hope foe the Seahawks sake he does.


    Nice post, SHOCKER. I always like it when you break away from PWR and offer your take on sports matters. I'm not certain it's entirely conscious, however. He seems to have chosen this path, that's for sure. As with most choices and paths there will be rewards and unforeseen consequences. I hope he handles both with grace.


    He is baiting every opponent the Hawks have. Sherm is far more intelligent than people give him credit for. He gets frustrated when balls don't come his way and wants the chance to make a play. Just look at the games, how many passes really thrown at Sherman actually get completed? Not many, the percentage is probably very, very low.

    When they finally do complete one, it is usually a very amazing play. The whole time the focus is on Sherm, the pressure is not on guys like Wilson, Lynch, Ir the rest of the secondary. Who can quietly go about their business kicking ass. It is intentional and Sherm will be the first guy to say that the Seahawks are a team, not just one man.

    On NFLN, when he did his one word description of receivers that he faced, he describes every one in a very positive word. That was after keeping most of them FAR under their typical day.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:47 pm
  • McGruff wrote:I like Sherman, but didn't like this interaction at all.

    Sherman's Just answering the blathering disrespect coming out of Bayless' egotistical pie hole.
    Sherman enjoying the ride playing across from Browner, and the outstanding front seven, insinuating that Sherman wouldn't have garnered the same success playing on a lesser accomplished Defense, well how does Brainless compare the Seahawks Defensive Secondary of 2010 to 2012, without seeing an extreem upgrade at the Corner positions.
    Bayless wanted to dismiss Sherman's accomplishments as being the by-production of everybody elses outstanding play.
    Sherman's big problem is his not accepting the disrespect that some of those dolts want to dish out, without rebuttle.
    His answer to a lot of these guys?, "so you say that you are better than me out there?, prove it, because that's what I intend to do when we meet out there on the field.
    I've heard Sherman give mad props to some opponents around the League, but he does answer to disrespect from others with besting them, come game time.
    Sherman says I WILL, while some others say I'LL TRY.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:05 pm
  • Don't get what a lot of people expected. Bayless has been going at Sherman since the Revis Twitter fight. Just look at his Bayless' tweets to Revis. Should Sherman, as a man, and as a highly accomplished athlete, just take it when this clown downplays his abilities, accomplishments, and stats? Good for Sherman for standing up for himself. A lot of people get their info from mediots like Bayless and co. Things they say resonate with the uninformed fans around the NFL. I bet you they'll think twice about Sherman now. And I bet you a lot of them have been forced to look up what Sherman's done in such a short time. Where as before, they might've said, "Well he sucks. He didnt even make the Pro Bowl", they'll now say, "he has to be great. He's an All-Pro"
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:14 pm
  • I love it. So many times we talk about wanting to hear truths for those we watch on TV. Sherman does what many people would do if someone cheapened their accomplishments. All this does is bring attention (negative/positive) to both Sherman and ESPN's show. Everyone wins. No one is rooting for Bayless; he is paid to be an offensive hack. Sherman is getting something that so many Seahawks fans crave... attention. Now it's here and we cringe at it?

    Not every team gets only positive attention. Now on the scale of "unwanted" attention, this is pretty comical. He's not hurting anyone, he's not damaging the team's name, every time he pops up it says "Richard Sherman - Seattle Seahawk," and it's the offseason... unless you have a way to make it April for the Draft and then Training Camp, this will make the time off more fun.

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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:18 pm
  • DohBoy wrote:I don't know who Chris Chase is, but he seems to like how Sherman handled things:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/20 ... t/1971737/

    "Master Troll."

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    Chris Chase is the worst sports writer for Yahoo!. He tries to make (drama) stories out of nothing thats why he is hated. I actually agree with him for once though



    There has been a lot of negative feedback for sherman, These same people were probably praising Cuban when he slammed Skip Bayless. They're just jelly that Sherms not on their team
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:36 pm
  • For me, the difference is that I am eager to pay $$$ to watch Sherman do his job... no so much for Skippy Dippy.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:37 pm



  • Quotes from Sherman in the last few days on his Twitter. I sense the guy knows what he is doing.


    "Failure, Humiliation, Embarrassment are some individuals greatest fear. Understand they are mentally created and can be mentally defeated."

    "The difference between the individuals that leave a footprint on this world and those who simply walk in those steps is that there is no unattainable goal. There are simply adverse avenues to greatness and smooth roads to mediocrity."

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us."

    I wonder if he has been reading this classic book perhaps? I wouldn't doubt if he came across it at Stanford.

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    That last quote sounds more along the lines of Jackie Gleason in the role of Minnesota Fats in The Hustler.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:54 pm
  • Just saw it for the first time. I will admit that I hate Bayless, and never would have watched if it wasnt Sherm. Skip completely showed his ignorance when he said that Sherm played in front of one of the best front 7's in the NFL. We will probably be drafting front 7 players with our first 2 picks this year along with signing a Free agent or 2, so swing and a miss there jack ass. Having said that. I agree with BFS. He is painting himself in a corner here. His ego and mouth are overshadowing the good things he does as a player and a team mate. STFU and go play Dude
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:01 pm
  • -The Glove- wrote:Don't get what a lot of people expected. Bayless has been going at Sherman since the Revis Twitter fight. Just look at his Bayless' tweets to Revis. Should Sherman, as a man, and as a highly accomplished athlete, just take it when this clown downplays his abilities, accomplishments, and stats? Good for Sherman for standing up for himself. A lot of people get their info from mediots like Bayless and co. Things they say resonate with the uninformed fans around the NFL. I bet you they'll think twice about Sherman now. And I bet you a lot of them have been forced to look up what Sherman's done in such a short time. Where as before, they might've said, "Well he sucks. He didnt even make the Pro Bowl", they'll now say, "he has to be great. He's an All-Pro"


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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:07 pm
  • I love sherm. I hate bayless. I would like it if sherm went under the radar for a bit.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:35 pm
  • Hawkfan509 wrote:Just saw it for the first time. I will admit that I hate Bayless, and never would have watched if it wasnt Sherm. Skip completely showed his ignorance when he said that Sherm played in front of one of the best front 7's in the NFL. We will probably be drafting front 7 players with our first 2 picks this year along with signing a Free agent or 2, so swing and a miss there jack ass. Having said that. I agree with BFS. He is painting himself in a corner here. His ego and mouth are overshadowing the good things he does as a player and a team mate. STFU and go play Dude

    He can't. It's the offseason.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:38 pm
  • bestfightstory wrote:Yawwwwwwn.

    I hate this shit.

    Play football.



    Yawn.

    Nobody asked you.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:58 pm
  • A lot of what Sherman said was juvenile ("I'm better at life than you," What the hell was that?), though he pointed out the same thing that Mark Cuban pointed out regarding Bayless: he knows nothing more about sports than fans do. You can't say that Sherman isn't in the same league as Revis without sounding like an idiot and discrediting yourself.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:06 pm
  • It's simple, really...
    he can back it up on the field.

    More importantly, as a human being he backs it up OFF the field.

    Cool dude. Love his work.
    Journalism is dead, it's been replaced by creative writing aka fake news.
    Critical thinking is pretty much dead too. I miss the hearsay rule.
    The concept of "ethic" has been stripped from the Journalism curriculum.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:16 pm
  • Barthawk wrote:very difficult decision.. previously I told others that I would rather jerk off a bobcat in a phone booth than listen to Smith and Bayless.. but I would love to hear Sherm put them in their place...


    How'd that bobcat thing work out for ya??? :th2thumbs:
    Journalism is dead, it's been replaced by creative writing aka fake news.
    Critical thinking is pretty much dead too. I miss the hearsay rule.
    The concept of "ethic" has been stripped from the Journalism curriculum.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:23 pm
  • Haven't seen someone own another human being that hard since abolition. Sherman is mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:40 pm
  • I love Sherman on the field, I mean like really really love him.

    I have to say though that he came across like a punk. Telling Skip he's better at life than he is? He did go personal in my opinion and I lost some respect for him for how he handled that interview.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:08 pm
  • Skip Balless. Enough said.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:24 pm
  • Boom. Awesome. Just because Sherm trash talks in public and not just on the field doesn't make him any better/worse. People loved Gary Payton, MJ, the Reign-Man - only difference is that the majority of the time they didn't trash talk in public. The comparison of Sherm to Ali is apt. People either love it, or hate it.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:52 pm
  • I can't get over how much I love Sherman. It's so hard to choose between his jersey or Wilson's next year. Maybe I should switch between the two. Wilson when I go to the games and Sherman at the bars for the away games? ET had me all year 2 years ago, and Kam had me last year. I was trying to stick to one player per season, but it's hard, because I want a Lynch and a Wagner jersey, too.

    First world problems for sure...
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:57 pm
  • I'm goin for a home Wilson and away Sherman for my next two
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:05 am
  • -The Glove- wrote:Don't get what a lot of people expected. Bayless has been going at Sherman since the Revis Twitter fight. Just look at his Bayless' tweets to Revis. Should Sherman, as a man, and as a highly accomplished athlete, just take it when this clown downplays his abilities, accomplishments, and stats? Good for Sherman for standing up for himself. A lot of people get their info from mediots like Bayless and co. Things they say resonate with the uninformed fans around the NFL. I bet you they'll think twice about Sherman now. And I bet you a lot of them have been forced to look up what Sherman's done in such a short time. Where as before, they might've said, "Well he sucks. He didnt even make the Pro Bowl", they'll now say, "he has to be great. He's an All-Pro"


    Not just that, people will be watching him now thinking "he's a punk, I want to see him fail" and realise... actually this guy is pretty damn good.

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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:26 am
  • SHOCKER315 wrote:All the negative things people are saying about Sherman today used to be said about Deion Sanders and Muhammad Ali. Today they are celebrated because they became the greatest.

    Sherman is trying to follow the same path. He knows what he is doing. This is a conscious decision on his part. He is "burning his ships and bridges behind him" so that he has no choice but to excel and be great. He can't turn back and mellow out now... and just be a decent CB... or he will face utter humiliation on the field and in public. He is forcing himself to be great.

    He has the talent to make it happen. Time will tell if he has the mental willpower and work ethic to make himself what he claims to be. Lets hope foe the Seahawks sake he does.


    Great post. I've viewed his actions with this same lens as well.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:03 am
  • The first half of the interview had me in tears laughing. The second half of the interview was actually a really really good interview. Talked about the QB's (Kaep, Wilson, RG3, Luck) and where Sherm thought the athletic QB's were going to stick around or if it was just a fad like Aaron Rodgers thinks. Sherm pointed out that it was odd that it was Rodgers saying that since he's basically a hybrid of the pocket passer and the read option QB, a guy that is great in the pocket but makes a lot of stuff happen with his legs. Also said Philly would be the team to watch as far as the read/option stuff goes because of the way Chip Kelley runs that offense, that he would possibly change the way the NFL game is played completely. Sherman also thinks Luck and Wilson will last longer and have better NFL careers than RG3 and Kaep, only because the latter two try to do too much and take too many unnecessary hits.

    Sherman went on First Take with 0 intention of answering any questions about Revis that he already answered for the NFLAM crew two weeks ago. He went in with one goal; trash Skip Bayless on his own show for 15 minutes. Mission accomplished.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:58 am
  • I don't think Sherm had that intent at all, I think after Skip said what he said, it got personal and Sherm started firing bullets back.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:27 am
  • Sherman went full Cuban.

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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:54 am
  • Rocket wrote:It's simple, really...
    he can back it up on the field.

    More importantly, as a human being he backs it up OFF the field.

    Cool dude. Love his work.


    Good post. I'm with you on this one.

    When the smoke clears and Sherman's playing days are over, people will look back at this clip with a jackass like Bayless with reverence. It'll be an example of how Richard Sherman didn't take no mess and that he always kept it real. Sometimes a little too real for people's liking but that's the risk you run when you've fully committed to that way of living.

    This is some legendary stuff right here. Insane that @ the deadspin link that kearly posted, there are actually people siding with Skip Bayless. Those kinds of people use the same basic logic as Bayless (state opinions as facts, don't back it up with proof/analysis) and are set in their ways.

    Seriously, all it would take is to sit Skip Bayless (or any of these other clowns that don't think Sherman is elite and on Revis' level) down in a room and have him watch all of Sherman's game tape from this past season and even 2011 if he'd be up for it. But you know he wouldn't be. That would make too much sense and ultimately serve to prove him wrong. That's the crazy thing about this. None of these people have seen Sherman play outside of 2 or 3 games this past season so they think he's a nobody. If any of these morons would just get NFL Rewind they could see that this level of play from a CB this early on in his career is amazing. We're watching a living legend. Shhh, don't tell anyone though. Just like the city he plays for, Sherm's one of America's best kept secrets.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:05 am
  • Scottemojo wrote:After the Bears game, Skip Bayless said this:



    The man is already a proven moron. There is no purpose in arguing with him.



    I made it :52 in before I had to stop it...5'10" is still his argument?
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:44 am
  • I've only watched that 4 minute clip (the juicy part of the interview), so my reactions are based solely on that. I'm actually with bestfightstory on this one. I'm fairly old school as well in the way that I played sports and the way that I teach kids to play sports. That is -- shut your mouth and let your play do the talking. And I learned that and really came to treasure that growing up from watching one of the greatest figures in all of sports that I've ever seen -- Steve Largent. Largent was never out there self promoting. You never heard him telling everyone that he was the greatest ... because he didn't have to. Instead, he let his play and his heart do the talking for him. All of his teammates knew what he was about -- so did any Seahawk fan (or anyone in the Pacific Northwest really) because he was always out in the community giving of himself when he wasn't working overtime after practice perfecting his craft. Russell Wilson would have LOVED working with Largent because in so many ways, he was just like him. It didn't matter what sport I was playing -- that's how I approached things on the field, the court, etc. Let your play shut the mouths of the detractors and the ignorant.

    Now I know that this is what gets Richard Sherman going -- this whole chip on the shoulder and thinking that everyone disrespects him. I get that. I'm uncomfortable with all of this me, me, me stuff ... but I get it. I'll live with it. The question I would really be pressing him on is why go on First Take at all? I know that in your mind it was to show everyone out there what an idiot that Skip Bayless really is ... but in all honestly, was that really necessary? Everyone who pays any attention to sports knows who Bayless is. He's a shock jock -- the Howard Stern of sports. No one has to SHOW anyone that Skip Bayless is an idiot because he does a marvelous job of that all by himself already. Watching this, not only did Bayless come off looking like an idiot ... but honestly Sherman came off looking bad as well IMO. In watching Sherman, I almost saw a little boy tearfully confronting the playground bully who he is sick and tired of. That was my take on it. As I said, I know there were plenty of guys back in the day like Dick Butkus putting themselves out there like this -- I was just never a fan this kind of self promotion. Promote yourself by the way you play and let the idiots think what they will. Arguing with fools like Bayless is like trying to wrestle with Brer Rabbit's Tar Baby. In the end, you're going to get stuck and he's going to drag you down to his level. Solomon, one of the wisest men in all of the ancient world put it this way, "Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself." (Prov. 26:4) Richard -- let your play and what you do on the field show this guy for the true fool that he really is. That would be by advice to him.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:52 am
  • EDIT: I have mixed opinions on this in one sense I think the interview was very uncomfortable and Shermans own words made him look foolish. In another sense I think it was funny and may have made Bayless cry.
    but...

    I don't get why he needs to keep putting himself in the media like this and on First Take he looked really really bad. If I wasn't a Seahawks fan I would think the guy was a douche.

    But anyway I guess we should expect 20 INT's from Sherman this coming year which is good for the Seahawks super bowl run.

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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:01 am
  • This is embarassing. "im better at life than you" is something a little girl would say. There's no reason to get so personal. I am officially not a fan of this guy anymore.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:21 am
  • Rocket wrote:It's simple, really...
    he can back it up on the field.

    More importantly, as a human being he backs it up OFF the field.

    Cool dude. Love his work.


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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:30 am
  • I'm better at life than you is simply the truth. It's been a joke statement on the web and in pop culture for years, Sherman didn't invent it, I love everything Sherman said. Skip Bayless has no class and no spine, he takes blatant and foul pot shots at players all day every day without allowing them to defend themselves and that is how he makes a living. He has a big head and actually believes he is worth something in the sports world. He is nothing, and Sherm summed up his contributions perfectly, Skip's mouth spews "pollution", he is not credible whatsoever, he is a circus side show.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:31 am
  • SNDavidson wrote: Skip Bayless has no class


    And neither does Sherman.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:31 am
  • TJH wrote:This is embarassing. "im better at life than you" is something a little girl would say. There's no reason to get so personal. I am officially not a fan of this guy anymore.


    lol Your loss.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:36 am
  • TJH wrote:
    SNDavidson wrote: Skip Bayless has no class


    And neither does Sherman.


    Let me know when you go to the inner city to encourage youth to pursue their dreams, or randomly purchase a meal for a hungry homeless person on the side of the road.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:39 am
  • Huge fan of Sherman, supported everything he's done... up until this point. I love the trash talk, I think he's a master of playing mind games and getting into his opponents heads. And I think it's great he's brought so much attention to the Seahawks. The hate we're getting from opposing fans and players is great!

    But wasn't a fan of this. He seemed a little tired and cranky. Wasn't his best work. :Dunno:
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:41 am
  • I don't know why people are on here excusing Bayless for throwing darts at Sherman not expecting him to send a few back his way?
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:45 am
  • SNDavidson wrote:
    TJH wrote:
    SNDavidson wrote: Skip Bayless has no class


    And neither does Sherman.


    Let me know when you go to the inner city to encourage youth to pursue their dreams, or randomly purchase a meal for a hungry homeless person on the side of the road.



    THat does not equate to class. You cannot honestly say that someone who would tell another grown man "I am better at life than you" is classy.
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Re: Sherman on ESPN first take. 12:30
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:46 am
  • Throwdown wrote:I don't know why people are on here excusing Bayless for throwing darts at Sherman not expecting him to send a few back his way?



    Talking about football is one thing, getting personal like that is another.
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