The word has been getting an awful lot of attention lately
[To say that I’m a fan of Richard Sherman is an understatement]
Who is questioning whether it’s a racial slur? It’s simple; there are peoplewho have voiced a distaste for the word, regardless if you want to call it a racial slur or not, it’s disrespectful.
I don’t appreciate being called a slut because I’m a female. There are white people who don’t like the word honky, either. Kid’s probably don’t like being called, little shits.
At some point, I hope society as a whole can grow the #uck up and realize that we’re all PEOPLE. All shapes, sizes, ages, colors & education levels make bad decisions & live in ways that functional members of society have to deal with. We [as mature adults] need to be held to a higher standard.
What are we teaching the younger generations when trying to decide if Thug is a racial slur or not makes NATIONAL NEWS? If anything is ever going to change, we’re going to have to work together as one big society of people and come to a solution that trumps name calling. I’ve been outspoken in regards to theBaltimore Riotsand the medias coverage of it. Things are not being shown because every outlet wants to give it’s viewers the most dramatic story & now we’re focusing on a word?
There are two things I talk a lot about: ignorance & football. I was lucky enough This year they seemed to go hand in hand. Football players showed plenty of ignorance – entire organizations did the same.
What irritates me more are the normal, everyday people/fans who throw words like, Thug out there. The people who cast overall judgement while they sit back & simply absorb what the media chooses feeds to them.
“All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.”
― Will Rogers
I keep my mouth shut if I’m not confident contributing. If I must open my mouth, I ask questions; it’s a valuable habit to have. My favorite thing about having that ability is that I don’t come across as an idiot. Priorities.
Richard Sherman was called a thug last year for talking too much and now Lynch is being called a thug for not talking enough.
Why didn’t this enter into my thought process at any point? I never put that together.
Can we just all talk about how talented these guys are?
Gosh, it sure is fun to watch Richard Sherman intercept a ball.
Gee, how amazing was that run Marshawn did last Sunday?
I’d love to participate in that conversation, but unfortunately there’s a group of people who want to judge actions that… let’s be honest:
AREN’T THAT BIG OF A DEAL.
Is Richard Sherman the only outspoken NFL player? Other players who passionately run their mouths, they don’t get talked about in the same manner as him. Is Mr. Sherman a bad person? Does it make him uneducated? Is he a thug?
Richard Sherman had a 4.2 grade-point average in high school. Received a football scholarship to Stanford, where he also ran track and earned a degree in communication. A DEGREE IN COMMUNICATION.
I don’t expect everyone to agree with his manner or choice of communication on or off the field. I do expect people, especially football fans to know what they’re talking about if they’re choosing to harshly judge someone.
As far as Marshawn Lynch goes… he explained last year why he doesn’t enjoy talking to the media.
His one-answer press conferences weren’t intended to be amusing… initially. Of course, as time progressed and the media & a bunch of other people, had their way with it… I’m sure he’s having a great time with it now [and so I am].
Josh Gordon? What are your thoughts on him? He’s a drug addict. A bad person? A thug? I encourage you to read the open letter he wrote.
But you know what, Charles, Stephen A., Cris and everyone else? I also have succeeded.
Truth is, I have not smoked marijuana since before I was drafted by the Browns in 2012 — and there are years’ worth of drug tests to prove it.
There are no rules or regulations when it comes to being ignorant. No one is directly punished for being uneducated and opinionated all at once… but they should be. The amount of resources available to research…whatever it is you want to be vocal about is fairly extensive. Utilize it. Don’t put your foot in your mouth by doing something stupid like calling Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch or Josh Gordon a thug.
I’m not pleased there’s only one Sunday left for delicious snacks & Bloody Marys before noon. Disappointment is inevitable after the Superbowl concludes; regrettably, this season coming to an end feels different. It seems some of the magic was sucked out of the whole NFL experience this season.
Who do I blame?
Roger Goodell and anyone else who was part of the hypocritical madness that was the 2014-2015 football season.
The plethora of pull-out-of-a-hat punishments that were handed down this season is outstanding. No rhyme or reason. No consistency. No accountability when questioned.
Fans: just throw your blinders on and enjoy the games.
That’s what I feel it’s come down to.
I’m fully able to make sense that the NFL is a business; a big fat money-loving business. I grasp the concept that life isn’t fair & sometimes shit happens that people need to “just deal with”.
The latest mockery shown by the National Football League exceeds the ordinary, meh-it-happens, bologna.
I’m not surprised Marshawn Lynch keeps his mouth shut, can you blame him? No wonder he doesn’t trust the media. He can’t even trust the organization who makes up all these rules and regulations & in their next breath, attempt to achieve some sort of monetary gain from the “offensive-misdeed”.
Grabbing your crotch for .5 seconds in celebration… is not family friendly. That seems to be the the argument.
Guess what? Neither is the Viagra commercial that comes on 3 times per game. I’d rather explain Marshawn Lynch grabbing his junk to my 8 year old, before I explain what erectile dysfunction is.
Richard Sherman & Doug Baldwin explain NFL hypocrisy the best.
4.) If you live in Wisconsin, and like to drive drunk… call this guy
Local commercials are the best…aren’t they?
Pitsch Law will help you get out of your consequences. That’s what I took from that. What a terrible commercial. I promise – no more commercial talk.
5.) The Redskins are happy to have DeSean Jackson
Formerly a Philadelphia Eagle, DeSean Jackson caught a long touchdown pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins; closing the gap between the two teams by 10 points. They still had a chance…
That made touchdown catch #19 since entering the NFL in 2008 of 50+ yards. Fun Fact: That’s the most in the NFL, per ESPN.
6.) Penalties, Penalties, Penalties…
Not only are the Washington Redskins happy to have Desean Jackson… they should also be happy that the Seattle Seahawks managed to lose 90 yards over a span of 13 penalties. This could have been much uglier.
Speaking of penalties…
7.) Percy Harvin Is Annoyed
Percy had 3 touchdowns in Monday Night’s game against the Washington Redskins that were taken back due to penalties. (Two of them, back to back!) I was shocked when I saw his face on my television after the 3rd & he was smiling…. Keep it classy, Percy. I’d be going nutty.
8.) Russell Wilson knows how to use his legs
Jeeze Louise… he is mobile! Every single play, Russell Wilson seems to know exactly where to move under pressure. The conclusion that I have come up with is that he hates getting sacked.
Russell Be Like:
Nope…Not happenin’ guys…gotta catch me first.
…First down. I looked good doing that, didn’t I?
9.) Richard Sherman Is Awesome & I love him
This, I already knew. It bothers me that people have beef with his explosive personality. Richard Sherman is smart. He only says things he is able to back up.
Last night Pierre Garcon pulled Richard Sherman to the ground by his hair & well, that didn’t make Mr. Sherman very happy. He proceeded to tell cameras during his post game interview that Garcon, “Doesn’t matter in this league.”