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