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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Retweet of the Day - January 21, 2014

The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will meet in East Rutherford, New Jersey in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Broncos advanced by beating the New England Patriots for the AFC Championship and the Seahawks advanced by beating their division arch rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, 23-17, in the NFC Championship Game.

What everyone was talking about after the NFC title game was the rant of Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman put the dagger into the 49ers, deflecting 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's pass for receiver Michael Crabtree in the endzone into the hands of teammate Malcolm Smith. The play, made with 0:22 remaining in the game, snuffed out any hope for the 49ers and sending the Seahawks to their second Super Bowl in team history (SB XL, 2005 season).

Better than the "mike-ed up" segments on ESPN and NFL Network!


Fox Sports sideline reporter Erin Andrews caught up to Sherman almost immediately after the clock read 0:00. Sherman, clearly fueled with game-mode adrenaline, went on a 17 second rant of justification after neutralizing his personal arch nemesis, Crabtree. The rant went viral almost immediately.

Armchair sociologists tried to diagnose Sherman as a symptom of the problem with the American athlete. Simple minded mouth breathers took to Twitter to call the Stanford University honors graduate a "thug" (which, with each passing day, seems to me to be a code word for "black"). I personally think that when you have an athlete, like Sherman, who runs hot in a sport that requires athletes to run hot in order to succeed, and then stick a mic in his face seconds after he made a play to send his team to the Super Bowl, you should expect a hot, adrenaline-laced result like Sherman produced on Sunday.

Today's retweet, by Tom Brady's Ego (@TomBradysEgo) takes a lighter look at the Sherman meltdown.

"Richard Sherman just needed a Snickers.

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