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.
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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.
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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.
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And that makes what Sherman said even more brilliant.