Seattle Seahawk stud cornerback and righteous smack-talker, Richard Sherman, was definitely ready for his close-up last night for America after the ‘hawks beat the Niners 23-17 in the NFC conference championship game.
Here’s Sherm after the game with Fox’s Erin Andrews:
Twitter and other social media outlets went bonkers almost immediately criticizing Sherman for his brashness and crassness.
Ummm…. You stick a microphone in Richard Sherman’s face right after an amazingly emotional roller coaster of a game and you are going to get Richard Sherman. America was apparently unaware of this phenomena.
All this really was reminisce of the whole Phil Robertson/Duck Dynasty kerfuffle of a few weeks back: wow… you think a rural, southern, evangelical Christian might not be down with gay marriage or homosexuality in general? Shocking.
And in the same vein, how absolutely boring would the NFL be if everyone gave interviews like Peyton Manning.
Diva much? And...?
And in terms of media freaking out...
Can’t help but think that many of the same people that decry the banalities and clichés of your typical sports interview, were absolutely hammering Sherman for cutting against the grain and actually providing some entertainment.
My liking both Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman do not involve mutually exclusive concepts. #NFLPlayoffs— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) January 20, 2014
We admire Peyton for his humility and down-to-earthedness, why can’t we like Richard Sherman for baring a personality that is in direct opposition to that?
And as the healthcare world turns… same ol’, same ol’…
"@RufusKings1776: “Where Congress isn’t acting, I’ll act on my own." ~B. Obama 1/18/14 The whole sep. of powers thing is lost on the idiot— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) January 20, 2014
Across the pond, England threw some hapless schmuck in jail for saying mean stuff on social media. Remember, gang, we can’t get too caught up in American exceptionalism – we need to look, also, to our European cousins for things like healthcare and not-so-free speech.
http://t.co/RbQBhVNYsS Before long, we'll be the only western industrialized nation to not throw it's citizens in jail for saying dumb s**t.— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) January 19, 2014
Oh, and then there was that awesome article from Salon.com
@Salon in your world I will make sure "social justice committee" gives u a well-deserved enema. Why? Well, just because. See how that works?— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) January 18, 2014
Related: our feckless mainstream media…
Texas Governor Rick Perry told his citizens that pro-choice folks aren’t welcome in Texas. Naw… you knew we were pulling your leg. New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo on the other hand…
If you want to live in NY, you have to agree w/ Gov Cuomo? What an arrogant, undemocratic mindset. http://t.co/uzYZDjKNgv— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) January 18, 2014
So, Governor Cuomo, we haven't done this sort of thing in this country in a while. What's your preference? Rubber bullets or fire hoses?— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) January 18, 2014
Damn. We forgot about the German Shepherd option
Our liberal/"progressive" friends are addicted to the cult of personality and refuse to acknowledge the following:
It's clear after 5+ years that by "fundamentally transforming" this country, he meant further entrenching the crony, corporatist status quo.— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) January 17, 2014
Selling a crappy law and the politics of weird:
Big #NSA speech on Friday by the President…
Shorter Obama: “And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it were for that meddling Edward Snowden."— Jason Pye (@jaseliberty) January 17, 2014
"NSA and other intelligence agencies are our neighbors and our friends."~Barack Obama 1/17/14 Your friends are spying on you. Not creepy...— RufusKings1776 (@RufusKings1776) January 17, 2014
So, we're you re-assured by Preezy's NSA speech yesterday? Yeah, me neither.— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) January 18, 2014
In case you haven’t been paying attention, the new church ladies and nanny-staters are on the left:
http://t.co/sHQbu5B7PI. Here's some more of that diversity of opinion I am told progressives value so much.— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) January 18, 2014
http://t.co/pqjqK6hPaX. The religiosity of the left: dissent and diversity of thought will not be tolerated. Heretics will be burned— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) January 19, 2014
And, finally, ladies and gentlemen, the gift that keeps giving: our Vice President, Joe Biden:
http://t.co/y3Qzrd6sXL All attempts to parody or caricature Joe Biden fail miserably in the face of reality.— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) January 20, 2014
http://t.co/y3Qzrd6sXL Because all great southern statesmen owe a debt of gratitude to Delaware or RI or wherever the hell Biden is from.— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) January 20, 2014