Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Richard Sherman is actually a dick though

There's been plenty of coverage about Richard Sherman's post-game interview with Erin Andrews. Richard Sherman is black, talented, and arrogant, and people have said racist things about him. However, let's not forget one thing: Richard Sherman is an arrogant asshole, and I don't have to like him.

Many members of the mainstream media were disappointed, outraged, or upset by Richard Sherman's outburst with Erin Andrews after the NFC Championship Game. They said that it showed bad sportsmanship (he was called for unsportsmanlike conduct for taunting Michael Crabtree), winning without grace, and unsavory self-aggrandizement. None of these are false. They just don't matter. Richard Sherman has no obligation to be sportsmanlike, or graceful, or humble because he's a football player, and professional athletes are held to a "higher standard." If you're holding pro athletes to a "higher standard," you're a naive idiot.