Friday, January 24, 2014

Richard Sherman Agonistes

Surprise!  An Ex-Army post about sports. Well, not really about sports as such, but about the super-special way Black athletes are treated to make up for twenty thousand years of slavery and lynching or whatever the exact figure is. Of course, all athletes are given a bit of a pass when it comes to acting like morons — I thought I'd mention that before somebody else does — but, again, Black athletes are just that much more special and they get the regular pass and a race card. (Athletes who do the opposite of acting like morons, and act especially responsibly and morally, like Tim Tebow, are of course despicable and to be sneered at.)

Well, Richard Sherman has been acting up — No doubt he's frustrated that his parents didn't name him Malik Abdul Hussein Umslopogaas or something — and everybody's making excuses for him, and vigorously denouncing everybody who's criticizing him. Because of those twenty thousand years, I guess.

If you're like me, and have a limited awareness of sports, Steve Sailer tells us a bit about the rambunctious Richard Sherman HERE.

Elsewhere, Alexander Hart tells us how the sportswriters are handling this:

Richard Sherman And The Soft Bigotry Of (Sportswriters’) Expectations

For those of you who do not follow football, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman made a game-saving interception in the NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. But shortly afterwards, ESPN reporter Erin Anderson interviewed Sherman and he responded like a professional wrestler:
Andrews: Richard, let me ask you about the final play; take me through it.
Sherman: Well I’m the best corner in the game! When you try me with a sorry receiver like [San Francisco 49ers’ Michael Crabtree] that’s the result you gonna get! Don’t you ever talk about me!
Andrews: Who was talking about you?
Sherman: Crabtree. Don’t you ever open your mouth about the best! Or I’m gonna shut it for you real quick! L.O.B!

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