Can Someone Please Explain The Sherman Thing To Me
Why it was a big deal, that is, and at all surprising or shocking.
Ed Morrissey tweet:
@EdMorrissey Nope RT @DLoesch: Am I the only one who thinks Sherman's rant wasn't a big deal?
@EdMorrissey @DLoesch I couldn't really understand what he said on the tape but also couldn't understand the big deal.
@EdMorrissey @DLoesch Seemed a big like complaining that the Kardashians aren't (sorry!)...klassy!
@EdMorrissey @DLoesch It wasn't like he farted at tea.
Ed blogged this:
Yes, this wasn't the classiest sideline interview, but there's more to this story than just this interview. San Francisco's receivers do a lot of trash talking during the game; Anquan Boldin got so bad about it during the Panthers game last week that the commentators were practically begging the refs to toss a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct before Boldin touched off a brawl. Sherman had just gotten a flag for giving some of it back, and was clearly sore over that, too. Still not a good reason to go off like this on camera, but there is some more context to it, too.
But ... isn't this why networks go on the sidelines and get these interviews in the first place? They want to catch the players at their most emotional in order to get something other than a series of cliches about "it's all about team," give credit to [other team] for playing a tough game," and so on. Usually players are smarter or have enough experience to avoid falling into those traps, but Sherman ... not so much.