Sgt. Largent wrote: -The Glove- wrote:
FargoHawk wrote:Interesting that the people who hate Bayless for being loud, obnoxious, and opinionated are the same people who are backing our loud, obnoxious, and opinionated CB.
How so? Shermans just giving him a taste of his own medicine. That's why I and many others love it. Is Sherman always like that? No! Bayless is. It's about time someone put him in his place
You can put someone in their place without stooping to name calling and "I'm better than you" like some 12 year old.
The entire sports media world would have been standing and cheering if Sherm would have just kept it to what he said during the last minute of the interview. But the reason people aren't is because Sherman made it personal and went down the juvenile name calling road.
Again, it's not hard to debate idiots like Bayless with a little more class and tact. That's all some of us are saying. No need to get nasty.
I disagree. Being on the show? That was the mistake. getting nasty with Bayless? Might as well, you are on his shitty show now. ONce you decide to swim in the sewer, own the stink. Even if Sherman had never opened the way he did, he was never asked onto that show to talk about charity work. The questions that followed later were intended to make him look like an ass. Bayless tried to set him up to disrespect the Niners (he didn't take the bait), disrespect the Redskins (thank goodness he didn't come out and say that if RGIII were healthy we still would have beat them), disrespect his teammates (the whole thing about him being so good because of our front 7 could have been a disaster if Sherm had pointed out the truth about just how they actually played down the stretch).
Sherm was told he was going to be on First Take to describe his SWAG charity. Most of you have only watched the snippet in the youtube video, right before the commercial break that preceded the show Sherman was described by Bayless as badmouthing Tom Brady (not true), getting slapped by a Skins player for talking trash (also not true), and not belonging in the same conversation as Revis (seeing as both have been voted all-pros, that is also untrue). The whole intent of the dialogue before the break was to Eff with Sherman just before he came on air.
Skip Bayless does this shit for money. If Sherm were not going to be on, I would never watch it. Bayless is a life long troll who built his career not on being good at journalism, but on being controversial. He came up in the newspaper biz and was hated by the readers in every city he was in, who could not wait to plunk their quarters down to read what the guy they hated would write tomorrow.
Keep in mind, thought, Sherm had to know what could happen before he agreed to be on this show. Don't forget, we are talking about the guy who trolled fans at the Super Bowl just to see the look on their faces when they realized they had been bagging on a pro player to his own face. ANd know that the next time Sherman does well, he will rub in in Skip's face. And the next time Sherman has a mistake, Bayless will rub it in the world's face. It won't matter how many rings Sherman has on his hand either.
And ESPN is laughing at all of us, all the way to the bank.