Stop freaking out about Richard Sherman already

Yes, Richard Sherman went postal on Erin Andrews after the Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers to clinch their second ever Super Bowl birth, but it’s not as big of a deal as tons of people like to think.

If you somehow haven’t seen it, have a look.

Millions have ranted about how this shows America’s character now or that Sherman is an ass or that the NFL is a bunch of thugs or that he was a terrible role model.

Know what nobody has said? The guy is damn good at his job, and part of that job is entertainment.

I won’t bother with the actual quote.

Know what else has been glossed over? Sherman has a communications degree from Stanford and graduated second in his high school class. Also, he’s from the same neighborhood as N.W.A., which makes his rise to awesomeness even more amazing.

Sherman doesn’t need the parental advisory on TV though.

Sherman also penned a very astute piece on SI.com explaining that the only reason he’s the best cornerback in the game is that the rest of his defense is so good.

It also happens that Sherman was mentioned on Twitter more than the Seahawks and 49ers combined, so that says something about the PR of it all.

Yes, he flew off the hook a little. But he knew exactly what he was doing. He was selling jerseys and getting in Michael Crabtree’s head for next season, when they’ll match up twice.

Who’s the douchebag in this picture?

And that makes what Sherman said even more brilliant.

Here’s exactly the main problem with "mainline" Christianity

This video is of Tim Christensen. He’s the pastor of Gold Hill Lutheran Church in Butte, Montana. It also turns out that something was more important than him, you know, being a pastor yesterday.

Now, I have no problem with legitimate Lutherans. Sure, I disagree with some things, but ol’ Martin was kind of important in church history. You know, like that whole Protestant Reformation and such.

Reformer, theologian, and expert purveyor of fart jokes.

And Christensen just crapped all over that and what Jesus did to start this whole Christianity thing. He just dipped out on his church to go watch his football game, which happened to infringe on his church service.

But he actually did us all a favor in exposing what mainline liberal Christianity’s real problem. It’s not about Jesus and getting closer to and becoming more like him. It’s self-help, mushy, self-esteem, idolatrous bullshit.

It’s taken out of context, but Luther’s own words can be used here.

“Why would anyone tolerate such things from someone like you, a rotten paunch, crude ass and fart-ass?” – Martin Luther, Against the Roman Papacy

Why should anyone tolerate such things from someone who’s supposed to be a leader at that church? They shouldn’t. But too many do. And that’s why liberal Christian denominations are shrinking by the truckload.

EDIT: Yes, I’m now aware that it’s come out that this was a joke, but the delivery is still poor in that the YouTube video only showed the joke without the proceeding service. It also doesn’t negate my other points.