I hate how America has become. Someone speaks their opinion and when it isn't well received an apology is forced to be issued by their handlers. Richard Sherman was right to do what he did. These guys hit each other for three hours and then they're all expected to answer questions like Manning does and be bff's. Well not everyone is built like that. Can you imagine if Tupac released Hit Em Up if he was alive today?!? iTunes would take it down and he'd have to issue an apology out on twitter within a day to say sorry for hurting everyone's feelings at bad boy. What a joke. We all know how shitty of an organization SF is. I would have given Kap the choke sign, went off on Crabtree, went off on Harbaugh and the piece of poo that clocked someone on the sidelines during that punt. fug em all I say, this county has been watered down by pussies.
I just can't agree with this and I'll tell you why.
Last year my son was playing soccer and they played a team that was just ridiculously dominant. The game was a blowout and they never let up, I think the score was like 8-0. I have never been more proud of him for the way he battled and fought to the very end. He got shoved, pushed, and knocked down a few times. One particular moment got me in the referee's face because he outran a kid to the ball and was about to score when he got yanked from behind by the jersey. He got up, wiped the dirt off, and kept fighting.
That's what sports is fellas. Thats how real mean behave.
When he got into the car he asked why those kids were doing that, why they were shoving him, and pushing him, and being dirty. I stopped the car and turned around so he could see how serious I was. I looked him dead in the eye and said, "Because you were better than them."
He smiled for a minute and then said "we still lost." I shrugged my shoulders and said all that matters is how hard he played and how he never gave up. Those guys were mad because you wouldn't give up. And then I explained how proud I was of him.
He is 8 years old. He never got angry, never got mad, never said anything negative towards the other players on the field and if he had I would have probably grabbed him by the jersey and jerked him off the field myself.
If I expect that from an 8 year then why is it that we shouldn't expect that from a 25 year old? I realize these are apples and oranges but if you can't keep your composure at a PROFESSIONAL level then you're no better than a bunch of 8 year olds trying to run up the score. You can talk about being a pussy or football today not allowing guys to be "themselves" but I honestly hope my son grows up and learns what playing sports is all about. Not being the center of attention, not talking about being the best player in the league, not being loud and abrasive. And don't get me wrong, if he wants to talk crap during the game or behind closed doors I'm all for that but when you do that in public, on tv, on the national stage, then you have to understand what kind of person you look like. And my biggest problem with what Sherman did is that I thought he was smart enough to know that, understand it, and realize that he looked like a 8 year old (just not my 8 year old). And I do think Sherman is smart and his emotions got the best of him, but I also am disappointed at how he has handled it since. Yes people on twitter are ridiculous and some are down right psychotic but he did something that is viewed as bad sportsmanship and disrespectful and classless, rightfully so. Own up to it and take it like a man.
And besides, I'm sure a ton of people on here thought that when Brady stormed off the field during the Monday Night win, it was a classless move. What's different now? By your logic the emotions of the game should have excused Brady right? And yet people were pissed around here and called him out. But hey, people are hypocrites and talk out of their asses sometimes, I get it and its ok, just try not to do it when the entire nation is watching.