TwistedHusky":3h7sot2d said:Except he was right..
AgentDib":3pigpvjw said:Sherman was a high school senior in Compton during Super Bowl XL and probably thought the Seahawks were in South Alaska like everybody else. Of course his opinions about that era are going to be irrelevant and less informed than those of us who were rabid fans at the time. I'll bet there are plenty of players on our current roster who have no idea that we went to a Super Bowl in the 90s or had a winning record in the 80s.
His opinion on the team from 2011 onwards is much more relevant and worth listening to as long as you understand that his opinion, like everybody's opinion, is largely self serving.
ZagHawk":3tba3wdw said:So when Sherman went driving under the influence after drinking what was it? two fifths of liquor? had he killed an innocent driver on the road or pedestrian. Would y'all still be applauding him for his courage and supporting his mental health issues?
SoulfishHawk":2884zike said:He basically made it sound like the ONLY time Seattle had a good team was when he was playing here. And also said that the team was "just fine" being in XL. Not even close to accurate.
Not sure that's something to be proud of. But as always, Sherm makes it all about him.
Loved him when he was here, but he needs to just shut his pie hole sometimes.
This is the guy who told a local idiot reporter that he was going to ruin his career. It was on video AND audio, and he still doubled down and claimed he didn't say it.
Proud he was a Hawk, and for what he did for the team. But my goodness, his act is just getting old.
ivotuk":3tsl1130 said:At first, I was a little taken aback, but after checking out the entire thing, I realized that Richard was just being honest about what he felt.
That's an attribute that is sadly missing in today's "Cancel Culture," where people are just looking for a reason to trash public entities over what they said. What Richard said isn't going to sit comfortable with very many people, but it certainly gives 710 ESPN something to talk about. I just hope that they treat the subject fairly, and don't turn it in to a Soap Opera.
ESPN closely reviews anything their people say, and will jump all over them if they don't follow their strict guidelines. I can imagine ESPN's rules being something like: "Try to say something slightly provocative, but without making a solid stance on the subject in any way, unless it's a topic where we can easily condemn someone! We want to be agile on our view of topics."
A while back listening to John Clayton who was relaying a story from going in to a locker room in the 70s, and "seeing one player talking with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth": ESPN must have jumped down his throat, because the next day he had to apologize on air for relaying that story, and since then, I've heard little on historical happenings in the NFL.
It blows my mind that ESPN wants to pretend that things like players smoking didn't happen! Haven't they read or seen North Dallas Forty? But ESPN would like to regulate and rewrite history. It seems like everything I've seen lately from them on John Madden has been sanitized and stripped of all reality.
But you won't get anything like that from Sherman, and I'm proud of him for that. Even if I don't agree with everything he said. Proud of Cliff Avril too for putting himself out there like that. There are going to be a lot of people just itching to jump all over both of them. Most will have never listened to the Podcast, because they already have their minds made up and just can't wait to say "See! I was right all along!!!"
No. you weren't. Your narrow view from your own little world where you refuse to even consider someone else's opinion is invalidated by your lack of open-mindedness.
So. Thank God for people like Richard Sherman! Whether people see it as Right, Wrong, or Indifferent, he's going to provoke you in to thoughtful reflection. Unless you're mind is already made up.
Richard Sherman for President! :2thumbs:
James in PA":gujg57gw said:He was so far off base with that just happy to be there SB XL comment. Nothing could be further from the truth. What a dumb thing to say.
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