Newest Internet Sensation Richard Sherman!

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“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

1551533_10202810407969916_536328615_n HOLLYWOOD, CA – It’s a holiday Monday post, meaning it must be my turn at bat here in MTM Land. So let me wish everyone out there tuning in a Happy MLK Day! Or if you live in Arizona… Happy Monday. For the rest of us states who enjoy daylight savings time and don’t just summarily harass brown people, we’ll all take a moment to remember this great man of peace who continues to inspire generations with his powerful, thoughtful and insightful words… before getting to: Newest Internet Sensation Richard Sherman!

Now let me just fire up the Internet here and see what’s hot today…

Talk about powerful, thoughtful and insightful! Oh, Doctor! Thank goodness for the Compton-raised (2nd in his class at Dominguez High), Stanford-educated Richard Sherman, not only for this cherry-on-the-top of a great day of football, but for turning the staid take-me-through-this post-game question into a platform worthy of a WWE tirade. Poor Erin Andrews… first viral peephole videos of her showering, and now this.

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” -MLK

Mrs. Crabtree!  Don't open your mouth about the best or I'm gonna shut it for you real quick!

Mrs. Crabtree! Don’t open your mouth about the best or I’m gonna shut it for you real quick!

Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady may have generated more excitement leading into yesterday, but the game ended up sucking and when Manning got the talk-me-through-this question afterwards, the seasoned pitchman put the rest of America to sleep by praising his teammates and the game plan…

The nightcap was always going to be the better game and it delivered a tough, tight, loud, sometimes sloppy, often suspiciously officiated, always particularly hard-hitting and thoroughly entertaining contest. The two young quarterbacks are promising stars and perhaps they’ll one day have played as many meaningful games against each other as their Hall of Fame counterparts from the AFC, but for now each of their many exciting plays are countered by a bone-headed interception, delay-of-game penalty, or silly grounding call. Their post-game patter is the same way. The Communications Major Sherman, however, came up big in the game and then like a crazy person afterwards, launching his “Michael Crabtree is Mediocre” campaign with fury.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” -MLK

There were some anger issues from Seattle’s fans, the so-called 12th Man, around a Beats By Dre commercial released last month. It specifically depicted them as violent, foul-mouthed thugs screaming at Colin Kaepernick, who drowned them out with his personalized headphones. Never mind the lucky (?) foresight to yesterday’s NFC championship, Dr. Dre was in the tunnel with the 49ers before the game, casting the whole controversy in doubt as a dopey marketing ploy. With the loss and Kaepernick watching the big game from home now, who should heed the Doctor’s call but Richard Sherman, and perhaps Dre will now have to come through the tunnel with the Seahawks at The Meadowlands.

I really didn't need to add any of these observations here, but I wanted an excuse to use this picture.

Didn’t need to add these observations here, just wanted an excuse to use this picture.

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” -MLK

So now we get a classic offense-vs-defense Super Bowl… the kind that usually go to the defensive side but who knows this time? The early line I saw had Denver by three, but the juice was dropping on that already. All I know is that if Seattle wins, I hope we get this from Sherman:
Champ Bailey can kiss may ass, I’m going to Disney World!

Our own Richard Sherman… the Sherman Tank that is Fake Sandy Alderson, tomorrow.

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West Coast Craig reports from Hollywood with an endearingly laid back style. A happily married father of two little boys, WCC has an avocado tree in his yard, plays the hot corner in a "Valley" hardball league and always manages to take cool sports-related mini road-trips, often with his immediate clan. He hails from Oneonta, NY but has been "So very L.A." for twenty years, so his sports teams are the Yankees AND the Dodgers, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the L.A. Lakers and the Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques. WCC loves bacon-wrapped hotdogs and can touch his heel and his ear... with his hand.
  • Darius Kasparitis

    Sherman is one of those players that you can’t stand unless he’s on your team.

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      You’d know, D.K… Give Ulfie Sammuelson our best!

  • http://meetthematts.com/ Meet The Matts

    Erin Andrews looked like our own Cookie interviewing Angry Ward outside the bar he was just tossed from after a bourbon binge… Difference is, she still doesn’t know about the MTM Peep Camera in her dressing quarters.

    P.s… Fake Sandy/Suburban Matt will be joining yours truly on an Emergency State of the Super Bowl Podcast, which will be aired tomorrow.

    • Cookies Corner

      I (finally) give Erin Andrews some credit for mustering up a follow up question to Sherman’s rant. Well done maintaining composure. I would’ve laughed in his face… kinda like most of mankind.

      MTM Peep Camera in my dressing quarters?!?! I kinda get dressed (and undressed) on the run with these mini Cookies rumbling around!

      • WestCoastCraig

        i take any glimpse I can get!

    • Different Matt

      Erin Andrews looked like she feared for her life when that tirade began.

      • AngryWard

        She truly did. Looked like she thought she was about to be the victim of a drive-by shooting.

  • Ron Burgandy

    Stay Classy, Seattle.

  • Cookies Corner

    Stellar job WCC. Loved the way you interspliced this with the the MLK quotes. Genius. GO BRONCOS!!

  • Junoir Blaber

    Just wanted to point this out

    • WestCoastCraig

      Mind. Blown.

  • Junoir Blaber

    Sherman is a bright young man but he is an athlete and a competitor. He is from the hood and that is where he gets his edge that makes him so good but occasionally it spills over. He reminds me of Compton born and raised, Columbia educated Marcellus Wiley.

    You can’t put a mic in some players fave after a game. Remember Bart Scott’s “Can’t wait!”

  • jgclancy

    Well…good enough games even though I think Brady was under the weather I think the Broncos would have won if he were 100%.Seattle made it in too making Jim Harbaugh the “New Andy Reid”.Let’s hope for a nice cold snowy Super Bowl and a close game that the Broncos win by 3.
    My last day in the warm glow of Southern California AKA Burrito Heaven.Oh Doctor! indeed.

    • WestCoastCraig

      what’s today’s burrito?

      • jgclancy

        I went with chorizo plus 5 rolled tacos with the works and an adobada taco….and a scotch & soda to wash it down. I also bought 2 carne asada w/cheese and a machaca to freeze to take home
        What I’ll have for dinner I don’t know hahaha
        Early flight back in to snow storm…..
        Go Aztecs #7 in the nation!

        • AngryWard

          That sounds like an absolutely explosive pre-flight meal. Good luck to you, and your fellow passengers.

          • jgclancy

            You notice I never mention having the refried beans much. I eat them early days of my trip otherwise a few nearby passengers might not complete the trip. :)

  • bosoxbruins04

    Brady was missing throws that he normally makes but that’s no excuse. Broncos deserved to win.When can we see dressing room tape?? :-)

  • FakeSandyAlderson

    How about that noted thug Wes Welker taking out Aqib Talib, who has about 6 inches and 40 pounds on him. Clearly Welker learned to finish guys from his old teammate–noted pacifist and humanitarian Aaron Hernandez.

    • jgclancy

      I loved Belichick whining about it being such a terrible thing and one the worst things he’s ever seen. Guess he forgets his own players- like Rodney Harrison who was voted “dirtiest player” a few times.Oh the hypocrisy—especially on a play his own offense runs the same way..

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