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Richard Sherman Is Straight Outta Compton

Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman may very well be the best defensive back in the National Football League … but he added a disappointing chapter to his legacy following Sunday night’s NFC championship victory over the San Francisco 49ers. In a post-game interview with Fox Sports’ sideline reporter Erin Andrews,…

Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman may very well be the best defensive back in the National Football League … but he added a disappointing chapter to his legacy following Sunday night’s NFC championship victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

In a post-game interview with Fox Sports’ sideline reporter Erin Andrews, the third-year pro aggressively tooted his own horn – then went after one of his vanquished foes, 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.

“I’m the best corner in the game! When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you’re going to get,” Sherman screamed at Andrews. “Don’t you ever talk about me!”

Asked by Andrews who had talked about him, Sherman made it abundantly clear who he was referring to.

“Crabtree! Don’t you open your mouth about the best, or I’ll shut it for you real quick,” he screamed, calling out the letters “LOB” for the Seattle Seahawks “Legion of Boom” secondary.

Ah yes … just in time for Martin Luther King day, right?

Take a look …

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Sheesh …

“I was making sure everybody knew Crabtree was a mediocre receiver. Mediocre,” Sherman explained later. “And when you try the best corner in the game with a mediocre receiver, that’s what happens.”

Wow. Even before all the post-game jawing, Sherman – whose pass deflection sealed the Seahawks’ win (sending the team to Super Bowl XLVII) – received a personal foul penalty for taunting Crabtree.

So … why all the angst?  Apparently Crabtree made a remark last April at a charity softball game in Scottsdale, Arizona that offended Sherman – who promised to “make him pay.”

Good Lord … where is Grantland Rice when you need him to put all of this in context for us? Sherman, 25,  hails from Compton, California – home of gantsa rap.  Of course he holds a degree from Stanford – in communications, no less.

Hmmmm … maybe this affirms former U.S. Treasury Secretary William Cleary’s contention that when nature goes up against nurture, “nature always wins.”

Oh well …

Sherman will have a chance to prove he’s the best in the game two weeks from now when the Seahawks meet Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Manning broke the single-season NFL touchdown record this year – and will be looking to win his first league championship since guiding the Indianapolis Colts to victory in Super Bowl XLI.

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43 comments

CorruptionInColumbia January 20, 2014 at 11:32 am

With the all-too-numerous sports and football related stories as of late, maybe Fitsnews should change its name to Fitssports.

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CNSYD January 20, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Sic Willie ain’t dumb. He knows what stories will generate hits on his site. Then he can tout that to advertisers.

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STFU January 20, 2014 at 11:42 am

He has a degree in communications from Standford and is known for excoriating reporters. 15 minutes later he was personable and humorous during the post game – maybe we ought to leave these guys alone until they get a minute to decompress and put their clothes on.

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Squishy123 January 20, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Listening to him speak, I think he had a little assistance in getting that Communications degree, either that or he’s forgotten everything he learned. Not many people with that degree speak street (or should i say skreet) level Ebonics.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 20, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Erin Andrews needed some help from Barbara Billingsly.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Someone downvoted the “I speak jive” scene from AIRPLANE?

Ye cats!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 20, 2014 at 12:39 pm

degree… from Standford…

Could explain a lot….

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Martin Luther Klan day January 20, 2014 at 5:04 pm

A chimp with a communications degree? What is this, Dawn of the planet of the Apes?

Where are his fangs?

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Fits Aint No Republican January 20, 2014 at 11:46 am

Doing your best Jack”the Southern Avenger” Hunter imitation Fits?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 20, 2014 at 3:58 pm

TBG was a big fan of The Southern Avenger back in the day.

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Fits Aint No Republican January 20, 2014 at 5:02 pm

You were.

Gee I wouldn’t have known!

Did you know though that Jack has “seen the light” (after getting sacked by a shocked Rand Paul who knew nothing about his past,heh heh) and says hes now “sorry” for saying a lot of that stuff you were a “fan ” of?

Guess that means no more Confederate masks!

Tis a shame!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Yes.
Tis.

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MashPotato January 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm

I’m glad he’s still writing: http://rare.us/voices/jack-hunter/

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 21, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Thanks for the link.

He’s already got a post up comparing Richard Sherman to The Nature Boy, Ric Flair.

Whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

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Baruch January 20, 2014 at 11:49 am

I’m shocked that Fits would post subtle racist crap on MLK day. Shocked I tell you.

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Will Folks aka Sic January 20, 2014 at 11:57 am

“Subtle racist crap.” Really? We hate petty pros. John Rocker … Richard Sherman. It don’t matter.

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Baruch January 20, 2014 at 12:10 pm

I agree that black shouldn’t have been so threatening on national television, especially on the day before MLK day.

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Baruch January 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm Reply
TontoBubbaGoldstein January 20, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Nice link and a great interview. Everyone here should read it. Probably not what most expect….

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 20, 2014 at 3:22 pm

TBG thought John Rocker was a hoot!!

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Jesus H. Christ! January 20, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Hence the “Compton” and “MLK Day” reference for Sherman.
You’re not fooling anyone.

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Squishy123 January 20, 2014 at 12:29 pm

MLK Day??? I thought it was Robert E. Lee Day.

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dwb619 January 20, 2014 at 11:52 am

Ain’t no Charlie Waters is he?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 20, 2014 at 3:24 pm

…an observation worthy of our regular commentor, Frank Howard.

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dwb619 January 20, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Thank you from North Augusta. I am just a little prejudiced.
Rub that ROCK!

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Fiveinarow January 21, 2014 at 4:09 pm

aka Howard’s crack!

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Frank Howard January 20, 2014 at 5:23 pm

He was my boy alright and Tom Landry’s gain thru Gil Brandt. #41 was a mainstay. Another Clemson man, Byron Maxwell, wore #41 last night.

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Jimmy Ray January 20, 2014 at 12:10 pm

This thug should maybe just listen to Russell Wilson speak.

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CNSYD January 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Come on Jimmy Ray. Russell Wilson isn’t any good. He was a QB in the ACC. How many times does Grand Tango have to tell you that ACC players are not any good?

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Kickin' Chicken January 21, 2014 at 11:31 am

Russell Wilson was a QB at Wisconsin. Last I checked, they aren’t in the ACC. Not saying the Big 10 is any good either, but they are better than the ACC.

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thenostradumbass January 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm

He transferred to Wisconsin from NC State.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 20, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Hell, TBG loved it.
Talk all the trash you want….if you can back it up, ala Ali* or Neon Deion. We’ll see in the Super Bowl if Sherman is the second coming of Lester Hayes.

*Always wanted to say that.

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Mark J January 20, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Smart guy, but likes to create alot of drama around himself.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm

You can take the boy out of Compton…

*All together, now!*

….but you can’t take the Compton out of the boy.

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GrandTango January 20, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Funny how Obama told his soldiers to ‘bring a gun to a knife fight’ and vote for ‘REVENGE’…And Obama has persecuted and punished Americans not like him, using the power that we EARNED and he took…

Yet FITS attacks a football player, pumped on adrenaline, in the heat of the moment…

With “pundits” this misguided and shallow…is it any wonder we have such a Horrible president, who is damaging our country…

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Fits Aint No Republican January 20, 2014 at 2:46 pm

And in a surprise development, Fits ideological soul mate, Rush Limbaugh, compared Sherman to,yep, you guessed it!

Barack Obama!

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GrandTango January 20, 2014 at 4:18 pm

If I were Sherman, I’d be really P!$$#d at that comparison. Sherman secured a football game win…Obama is destroying America…

That said: Liberals are OK w/ one…and outraged at the other…That’s so par for the collective intelligence.

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dantopic400 January 20, 2014 at 4:48 pm

This is a disgusting article. I guess freedom of speech means that total morons are allowed to write what they want.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 20, 2014 at 11:27 pm

You are living proof.

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Jesus H. Christ! January 20, 2014 at 7:01 pm

And yet another “Ooga booga!” post from Fits.

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Norma Scok January 20, 2014 at 8:02 pm

After being a complete ass, later, to smooth it all over, he went on to say:

Obviously our fans love beating the San Francisco 49ers, OK? The old time Seahawks fans have suffered for years, and years, and years as we all know. So they are enjoying it, and they should enjoy it because they’ve been on the short end of the stick most of the time. …And again I am talking to our people, when I talk its just all talk as everyone knows, and it’s for our people. It’s not for the other team’s people. And when Crabtree talks it’s for his people. It doesn’t bother me I can assure you anything he says. That’s what we do in the playoffs, we have to talk a little bit. So I am talking to the Seahawks. The other people shouldn’t listen to me really, but they may I don’t know.”

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Same ol' Same ol' January 21, 2014 at 11:36 am

I see your true colors shining through.
Refs gave the game to Seahawks, not that I care. It just seemed obvious.

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Michael Blanchette January 21, 2014 at 9:04 pm

I think the comments speak for themselves. The ghetto culture also extends to his beats commercial which ask about his thug persona. I believe he embraes this personallity and wears his Compton years as his “colors”.

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