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After the Seattle Seahawks butchered the San Francsico 49ers in a 23-17 victory at the NFL Championships, a female reporter approached the Seahawk’s cornerback — Richard Sherman — hoping for a quick how-my-team-pulled-it-off interview. And boy did she get more than what she bargained for when Sherman went on a tirade about his prowess on the field and his disdain for his opponent, Michael Crabtree:
“I’m the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s what you’re going to get.” Sherman yelled during the post-game interview. Video below:
He didn’t bother to thank his teammates, his coach, or even analyze the game play to describe the Seahawks’ road to victory. He just puffed up his chest and gave his arrogant “I am the best” speech. (He claims Crabtree was talking trash throughout the game, but is that really an excuse?)
Sherman here is the perfect example of how not to act in a triumphant moment. The value of good sportsmanship, which Sherman seems to lack, shouldn’t only be applied to athletes, but to anything involving group unity. Here’s how to steer clear of being a Sore Winner Sherman at the workplace.
After bringing in Saturday Night Live‘s highest ratings for the season (Gladiators stand up!) and quite a few laughs as this past weekend’s host, Kerry Washington celebrated her success with the cast at Asellina Ristorante in Manhattan late Saturday night (or morning that is). But outside of just partying it up with the show’s cast members, Washington’s husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, was in town and present at the after party. The couple stayed, canoodled and cavorted with guests until about 3 a.m.
Sources for Us Weekly claim that the two were very lovey-dovey while partying with the SNL crew, and that her family even made an appearance at the joint to support her.
“She was adorable, as you can imagine. She was with her husband, parents and family and friends. When she arrived to the table, they gave her a standing [ovation]!”
And OMG Insider! caught video of Washington and Asomugha entering Asellina Ristorante, with the actress walking in first, and Asomugha coming in behind her soon after. With cameras nowhere in sight inside the place, the couple were free to put on all the PDA they pleased (but not too much, ya’ll know Washington keeps it clean and classy at all times). Asomugha was in town with his wife right before news broke on Monday that the San Francisco 49ers were cutting him from the team, and this is the first time we know of that the couple has been in the same place at the same time out in public. Check out video of the pair entering the establishment with cameras snapping. Kerry caught her a fine Naija man!
Before you start freaking out (or start thinking that homeboy is about to be a stay-at-home dad to the newlywed couple’s baby on the way), know that this is a part of the game. Plus, chances are, he’ll be picked up by another team within the next few weeks. If not, Olivia Pope needs to come and handle it! (Just kidding!) But as the story goes according to NFL.com:
Nnamdi Asomugha, a veteran cornerback and four-time pro-bowler who had his best years as an Oakland Raider, was waived by the 49ers to make way for defensive back Eric Wright. Rumors had been flying since early last week that Asomugha might be released for big man Wright, who has been injured for a while, but Wright is coming back healthy and ready to go. By adding him into the roster, somebody had to go, and that was Asomugha. I don’t personally watch the 49ers, but NFL.com claims that Asomugha’s game has been in decline for a few years now.
Fans of the player seem optimistic that he’ll be picked up by a team pretty quickly (some seem thirsty for the uber-struggle Minnesota Vikings to go for him), while others are saying that his best years are behind him. But as one insightful fan puts it: “But he still has Kerry Washington waiting for him when he gets home. So who really lost here?”
Exactly. He’s clearly a winner. Good luck, bruh!
Covering one of the September issues of GQ (along with RGIII) to help kick off the upcoming NFL season, Colin Kaepernick is showing off his chiseled body and intricate tattoo work for not just male GQ readers, but the ladies too! The new issue, which drops on August 20, features the San Francisco 49er in all his glory as he discusses, along with his family, his struggles as a biracial kid growing up with white adoptive parents in California, as well as what he loves most about playing football.
On feeling like people treated him weird as a biracial child growing up in a white family:
“On summer vacations, it happened every time. We’d be checking into a motel and somebody would come up to me as I’m standing next to my family, all nervous, and say, ‘Um, can I help you with something?”
“You know what I love most about this game? You know what I miss the most when I’m away from it? Being around my teammates. That’s it! Growing up, when I dreamed about playing in the NFL, it was never about being famous, never about the roar of the crowd. It was about other players, because there is no other sport where you rely on your teammates so much. The fact that you can go out there and trust ten other people without even looking at them, that’s amazing. That you can build that type of trust and have that type of confidence where you can throw a ball without seeing where a receiver’s at, and just trust he’s gonna be there and make a play. You have to have that trust because it’s a physical sport where people get hurt. There’s that much more at stake. I love trusting my well-being to those ten other people. And I love the trust those ten people put in me to lead them, to figure out what they need in order to make them as good as they can be.
Do you know what that feels like, to know those guys have my back and not worry about that? I couldn’t feel any of that as a pitcher. On the mound it was just me and the batter. And the questions were all about me: What can I do to throw him off? What can I do to beat him? But there was not that trust, that feeling of relying on others and others relying on you. That feeling of ‘It’s just you‘— I didn’t like that.”
The images inside the spread are pretty fabulous as well with Kaepernick, who they refer to as CK1, showing off the newest high fashions for the fella (including a lot of leather) and those abs folks will really flip through to see. Women folks that is. Check out a few more images below and read the full interview and see all the hot photos with Kaepernick over at GQ, and be sure to pick it up when it drops on August 20.
If you’re not into NFL football, Super Bowl parties or even Beyonce for that matter, Sunday’s big game might not be a highlight for you, but the multi-million dollar commercial advertisements might be!
You might have already seen a few ads here or there gearing up for the Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and San Fransisco 49ers and the record-breaking audience it will receive, including Beyonce’s Pepsi ad for her sponsored halftime show, but there are many more to come. From big household names like Toyota to smaller, but well-established products like Mio drinks, we are anticipating some of the biggest Super Bowl commercials ready to premiere this coming Sunday evening. Are you?
In 2005, Braylon Edwards, then a rookie for the Cleveland Browns, made a promise to 100 area eighth graders: If they could graduate high school with at least a 2.5 grade-point average and 15 hours’ community service, he would give each of them a $10,000 scholarship.
Six years later, the NFLer is making good on his promise. Seventy-nine of those kids met his criteria and have begun their first year of college in campuses all across the country, including Harvard. In addition to giving away $790,000 in scholarships, Edwards also bought each student a laptop.
“I’m supposed to give people a chance like I was given a chance,” Edwards said.
What’s even more remarkable is Edward’s salary this season as a member of the San Francisco 49ers only totaled $1 million, meaning he nearly gave away his entire salary to provide an opportunity for these kids.
David Gholston, a freshman at Bowling Green State University, told ESPN, “Without this scholarship, I probably wouldn’t be here.”
With news that Edwards was just cut from the 49ers due to an injury, I hope Karma repays the good-hearted athlete for giving local Cleveland kids a chance.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.