Re: Richard Sherman is a thug
posted at 1/20/2014 5:59 PM EST
In response to pcmIV's comment:
Sherman defends himself. Link here.
Seahawks' Richard Sherman Gets Hounded by Media in This Perfectly Timed Ad Beats by Dre spot airs same day as post-win trash talk ByDavid Griner
- January 20, 2014, 12:31 PM EST
This is the kind of timing that professional media planners dream of pulling off. On Sunday, the same day that Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman drew national attention for his post-game trash talk, Beats by Dre also released an ad in which Sherman is grilled by reporters for his "reputation as a thug."
As has since been pointed out by several commentators, most notably Deadspin founding editor Will Leitch, Sherman is likely one of the most intelligent and philanthropic young players in the NFL. But his 4.2 high school GPA, degree from Stanford and charity leadership are often overshadowed by his bombastic demeanor, such as on Sunday, when he called San Francisco 49er Michael Crabtree a "sorry receiver" and "mediocre."
Sherman's ad for Beats by Dre may not be as intense as the previous installment starring Kevin Garnett, but it does convey his frustration with the oversimplified sound bites that the sports media seem to want from him. And that same frustration is likely what boiled over Sunday night, when he decided to stop playing by the unwritten rules of post-game interviews. Or maybe he just felt like bragging.
Knowing that he's only going to become more of a focus for public debate in the lead-up to the Super Bowl, Sherman seems to be saying, "If I'm going to get a reputation, I might as well own my reputation."
Seems like a Stanford Grad with a degree in COMMUNICATIONS, who also graduated 2nd overall in High school with a 4.2 GPA might be a little smarter than us all...........
And he don't care if you like him or not...Ask Skip Bayless!!!