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(The Wire)   One graduated from Stanford with a 3.9 GPA and showed poor sportsmanship after biggest win of his career. The other street-raced a sports car while drunk. Guess which one the pundits labeled "misguided" and which one they called a "dangerous thug"?   (thewire.com) divider line 302
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2014-01-24 07:10:16 PM
Weird thread. Two cats are being discussed. One act, a hissy fit between two football players  with some associated blather - has been the subject of about 95% of the thread, and has been discussed with great passion.
There has also been a bit of desultory, indifferent mention of the other act involved - sort of in passing - that act being driving a high powered race car around a residential area all f**ked up on drugs and booze, and resisting arrest when caught.
Nice to see that Farkers, as always, have their priorities straight.
I don't know what a thug is, but apparently it's worse than being a Bieber.
 
2014-01-24 07:12:35 PM
Anyway - real "Thugs" aren't black - they are Indians (dot).
 
2014-01-24 07:15:57 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: OnlyM3: You believe a football player's GPA is legit?


letmelaughharder.jpg


Life isn't a "Revenge of the Nerds" movie, Reginald.


His is.
 
2014-01-24 07:20:55 PM

BMulligan: Once again, for those of you who missed it the first time:

Stanford does NOT allow student athletes to receive preferential treatment in grading. I'm sure that your crappy college did, I know mine did, but Stanford does not.

Also, while I'm at it:

Stanford does NOT admit professional athletes to its Masters' programs just for shiats and giggles.


Oh, I'm sure OnlyM3 read it the first time. He just keeps ignoring anything that challenges his racist asshole beliefs. He's special that way.
 
2014-01-24 07:24:08 PM

ciberido: a particular individual: kronicfeld: denigrates

You mean denubianates.

[media.247sports.com image 400x229]

What's a "denubiante"?


It's a Fark filter joke. A certain word that begins with n and ends with r gets filtered into "nubian." So de-nigr-ate becomes...
 
2014-01-24 07:26:43 PM

Serious Black: Did anybody in the media call the Vancouver and Calgary hockey players thugs for instigating five separate fights within the first two seconds of their game this past Saturday and triggering 142 penalty minutes?


Actually, Sherman, while not in the media, said exactly that...http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/richard-sherman-t hinks-ho ckey-players-thugs-sigh-deeply-225539066--nhl.html

I get your point that many people are racist and do not judge situation fairly, but rather on the race of the people involved.  There are many racists idiots out there, we all get that.

Comparing what happened in that NHL game to Sherman acting like that doesn't make any sense.  In hockey, fighting is a part of the sport.  Most hockey fans like fighting, and do not want it banned.  There are some people trying to eliminate fighting in order to increase revenue and the fan base, but most current hockey fans enjoy a good brawl once in awhile.  You wouldn't turn on a UFC fight and act shocked and appalled when you see blood or someone getting knocked out, so why would you turn on hockey and act offended that you saw a fight?

Do most NFL fans think that the sort of chest thumping egotism that went on during that interview is part of the sport, and should be embraced?  Is that a tradition in football that maintains the spirit of the game and is greatly enjoyed by fans?  I guess talking smack is a tradition, so maybe this sort of stuff is what the fans like.

What that "interview" says, to me, is that Sherman has no respect for his sport, his opponents, or anyone but himself.  I don't know enough about Sherman to call him a thug, but classless in a sportsman sort of way...yeah, I would say that.
 
2014-01-24 07:30:42 PM

lennavan: Prof. Ann Marion: lennavan: Prof. Ann Marion: lennavan:

Okay, so we have established that you would have meant it earnestly.  Sherman didn't.  You're insane.


Wow, you've put a lot of effort into getting this point across.  What would happen to your world if you were wrong about this?  Why the fight?

My world would surely end.  What would happen if you were to agree that Sherman may not have had the mos ...

I would care as much as I care now, but then again I'm not the one insisting with such surety that his motivations were suspect.  Wait - are you a telepath?  I've heard thought about people like you...

There is an awful lot of effort here from someone who doesn't care.


No, actually it was one question to you, because I was curious about your extreme emotional investment despite evidence that there was a potential you could be wrong.  I can start to see, though, that you have a pattern for creating your own reality and then passionately defending it.  I honestly envy you, I lead my life with the question, "have I made the right decision based on the facts rather than what I belive to be true?".  It would probably be a lot easier if it were just based on "because I said so".
 
2014-01-24 07:36:17 PM

OnlyM3: Impossible? no. I also can't say it's impossible the Earth has been visited by space aliens.

But which is FAR more likely, a 3.9 football player or another example of a cheat for grades? The numbers say the latter.


I think of this whenever you post.

i1199.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-24 07:38:20 PM

a particular individual: ciberido: a particular individual: kronicfeld: denigrates

You mean denubianates.

[media.247sports.com image 400x229]

What's a "denubiante"?

It's a Fark filter joke. A certain word that begins with n and ends with r gets filtered into "nubian." So de-nigr-ate becomes...


"Denubianate" sounds like a verb meaning "to remove all the nubians." When misspelled as "denubiante," it sounds like a black debutante.
 
2014-01-24 07:39:24 PM

BMulligan: Once again, for those of you who missed it the first time:

Stanford does NOT allow student athletes to receive preferential treatment in grading. I'm sure that your crappy college did, I know mine did, but Stanford does not.

Also, while I'm at it:

Stanford does NOT admit professional athletes to its Masters' programs just for shiats and giggles.


6/10: Should have been all caps.

/and maybe shouted as your first interview response
 
2014-01-24 07:40:57 PM

lennavan: IAmRight: lennavan: Because he's really farking good.

Sadly, no - that doesn't work for most non-fantasy-football guys.

He was one of the best as a rookie. He was one of the best last year and didn't make the Pro Bowl despite leading the league in interceptions and passes deflected (and passer rating against). He was an All-Pro because people within the league vote on that; fans vote on Pro Bowlers.

He's been the best in the league since he's been in it and still people are talking about this being his first impression.

Because he plays for Seattle.  Brent Favre could come back and play for Seattle and no one would know because no one cares about Seattle.


Which is why Richard Sherman does what Richard Sherman does. U mad?

\Richard Sherman
 
2014-01-24 07:41:16 PM

Prof. Ann Marion: No, actually it was one question to you, because I was curious about your extreme emotional investment despite evidence that there was a potential you could be wrong.


I think you significantly underestimate my "extreme emotional investment."  This is life-or-death for me.  Literally.

Prof. Ann Marion: I can start to see, though, that you have a pattern for creating your own reality and then passionately defending it.


Welcome to sports.

Prof. Ann Marion: I honestly envy you, I lead my life with the question, "have I made the right decision based on the facts rather than what I belive to be true?".


I think the important thing is you have found a way to feel superior.  And really, wasn't that what your posting was all about?
 
2014-01-24 07:42:26 PM
I went past CNN... thousands of posts of people demanding the suspension/firing of the cops involved in Beaver's arrest because he wasn't legally drunk (blew under the oh-eight).

Thousands of people who don't know that their spit-daddy is underage for drinking and involved in gang criminal activity.
 
2014-01-24 07:44:57 PM
This "thug is saying the n-word" crap is annoying.  You can rightfully be outraged when someone uses the n-word.  It is offensive, though perhaps people would frown upon it more if the black community stopped using it.  However, claiming it as code for the n-word is farking bullshiat.  The word "thug" has nothing to do with race.  It's all about how you act.  I have a nephew (who I will have nothing to do with) who is a thug.  He is not black.  Did you act like a thug?  If so, shut the fark up.

Personally, I don't know what happened because I don't follow sports, so I don't know if the thug label is appropriate for his actions.
 
2014-01-24 07:46:53 PM

prjindigo: I went past CNN... thousands of posts of people demanding the suspension/firing of the cops involved in Beaver's arrest because he wasn't legally drunk (blew under the oh-eight).

Thousands of people who don't know that their spit-daddy is underage for drinking and involved in gang criminal activity.


And that you don't need to exceed the legal limit to be charged with DUI.
 
Rat
2014-01-24 07:47:24 PM
img.fark.net

™ you know, communicating
 
2014-01-24 07:48:18 PM

OgreMagi: However, claiming it as code for the n-word is farking bullshiat.


Save it for Freeperville. It's been subbing for "n------" on this site for months, at least.
 
2014-01-24 07:49:24 PM

The Southern Dandy: IAmRight: The Southern Dandy: How difficult is it to graduate from ANY college with a 3.90 GPA nowadays, if you're a football star?

Again, just because you're too stupid to be able to achieve doesn't mean you have to degrade others.

And if a university is going to cheat the system to allow you to play football, they cheat so you can be eligible, not to give you a damn 3.9, graduate, and then get into grad school.

I only asked a question.  You hurt my feelings. :-(


You were JAQing off in a public thread, you perv.
 
2014-01-24 07:51:37 PM

Rat: [img.fark.net image 333x317]

™ you know, communicating


TOO SOON
 
2014-01-24 07:54:33 PM

a particular individual: ciberido: a particular individual: kronicfeld: denigrates

You mean denubianates.

[media.247sports.com image 400x229]

What's a "denubiante"?

It's a Fark filter joke. A certain word that begins with n and ends with r gets filtered into "nubian." So de-nigr-ate becomes...


Well, at least one of us is missing a common Farkism (nsfw language), it would seem.
 
2014-01-24 07:56:13 PM

lennavan: Prof. Ann Marion: No, actually it was one question to you, because I was curious about your extreme emotional investment despite evidence that there was a potential you could be wrong.

I think you significantly underestimate my "extreme emotional investment."  This is life-or-death for me.  Literally.

Prof. Ann Marion: I can start to see, though, that you have a pattern for creating your own reality and then passionately defending it.

Welcome to sports.

Prof. Ann Marion: I honestly envy you, I lead my life with the question, "have I made the right decision based on the facts rather than what I belive to be true?".

I think the important thing is you have found a way to feel superior.  And really, wasn't that what your posting was all about?


Hm, again with the redefinition of reality.  The absolute truth in the basis for my post was wanting to know why you were so sure about your position.  Someone upthread brought up the point that at the end of the game there was a pat on the ass, a compliment and an attempt at a handshake.  You stated it was ulterior gesture.  Someone else said that they too thought it was an attempt at sportsmanship, and you asserted they were wrong.  A third gave examples of how a "good game" comment is delivered as a comparison to this event, and you said they were insane.  At no time, though, did you ever say how you found the facts to support your position, so I was/am asking you how you can manage certainty when the possibility of uncertainty exists?  It's a foreign way of thinking for me, I'm stuck with always weighing facts.
 
2014-01-24 07:56:29 PM

OgreMagi: This "thug is saying the n-word" crap is annoying.  You can rightfully be outraged when someone uses the n-word.  It is offensive, though perhaps people would frown upon it more if the black community stopped using it.  However, claiming it as code for the n-word is farking bullshiat.  The word "thug" has nothing to do with race.  It's all about how you act.  I have a nephew (who I will have nothing to do with) who is a thug.  He is not black.  Did you act like a thug?  If so, shut the fark up.

Personally, I don't know what happened because I don't follow sports, so I don't know if the thug label is appropriate for his actions.


Point.

Your head
 
2014-01-24 08:02:11 PM

RidersOfLohan: one wasn't legally drunk

one took classes on the special atheltes only class list at a shcool that grades pass/fail


1/10
 
2014-01-24 08:07:28 PM

Prof. Ann Marion: At no time, though, did you ever say how you found the facts to support your position


Well, yeah other than the multiple times that I did.  One of the guys even ended up agreeing with me to a decent degree when I supported my position.

Prof. Ann Marion: It's a foreign way of thinking for me, I'm stuck with always weighing facts.


Confirmation bias is definitely one way to weigh facts.  Had you recalled some of those other facts you wouldn't have found a way to feel superior!

Prof. Ann Marion: The absolute truth in the basis for my post was wanting to know why you were so sure about your position.


You sound concerned.
 
2014-01-24 08:11:50 PM

MycroftHolmes: Kahabut: Lorelle: "The only reason [being called a thug] bothers me is because it seems like it's the accepted way of calling someone the n-word nowadays," Sherman said.

Unfortunately, he's right.

That's bullshiat.  I call anyone that acts like a thug a thug.  Including all the races of the rainbow.

Sometimes, a spade is just a spade.  And sometimes, it's time to get the fark over your "persecution complex".  This goes double for anyone making a couple million a year to throw a ball.

OK, so in what way was Sherman acting like a thug?  His comments contained no threats, no offensive remarks, no personal remarks, no allusions to illegal activities.  Yet, people are calling him a thug.  What is your explanation for this characterization?


Because it gets self righteous assholes in a tizzy.  WHICH WAS THE ENTIRE POINT.


IAmRight: Kahabut: I'm sorry, does my non-conformity to the greater media lies and misrepresentation present a conflicting world view for you?

No, I don't really care. I'm just pointing out that the reason people are calling him a thug is because he made things about himself in a postgame interview. You decided that your personal take was representative of everyone else's take.

You're saying that there is no such thing as people using the word "thug" as a code word to hide behind when they want to say "n*gger" and they know that that's unacceptable, simply because you, personally, don't use it that way. That's foolish and shows an extreme level of ignorance about the media and the world as a whole.


I'm saying I could not care any less what the media has to say about anything, as the media has been shown an infinite number of times to be entirely full of shiat.  They have a profit motive to tell you lies, make up trends and invent stories.  So they do.  It's really that simple.

Do people sometimes use euphemisms like "thug" to mean N*gger?   Probably.  Is that a "thing"?  No, it isn't.  Ignorant assholes do all kinds of stuff, doesn't mean a god damn thing.
 
2014-01-24 08:31:58 PM
truly, is this all that the racism debate is down to? cryptoracist code words that offend the professionally offended?

it reminds me of the "it's aliens" guy.

/i'm not saying you're racist, but you're racist.
 
2014-01-24 08:33:43 PM

legion_of_doo: truly, is this all that the racism debate is down to? cryptoracist code words that offend the professionally offended?

it reminds me of the "it's aliens" guy.

/i'm not saying you're racist, but you're racist.


The racism thread was back a few hours here.
 
2014-01-24 08:34:58 PM

Kahabut: IAmRight: Kahabut: That's bullshiat.  I call anyone that acts like a thug a thug.

"I am everyone"

Quit being such a thug, you self-important f*cking twat.

I'm sorry, does my non-conformity to the greater media lies and misrepresentation present a conflicting world view for you?

Or are you just an asshole?  (another phrase often used to describe people of all colors)


So, is the guy, Sherman, a thug? What is a thug?

Bieber was street racing while under the influence of booze and a variety of drugs. I'd say he, at least that night, has proven to be the bigger threat to society.
 
2014-01-24 08:45:16 PM
Car_Ramrod: 

Were you in those same classes?

were you? What was the schools response when the media found out about the classes? and the local sportswriters? and the local radio clown gary radnich? no idea? of course not.
 
2014-01-24 08:55:09 PM

Oldiron_79: Well I have no problems with throwing Bieber under the bus


Especially if it's a real bus.
 
2014-01-24 08:57:07 PM

Fista-Phobia: OnlyM3: Impossible? no. I also can't say it's impossible the Earth has been visited by space aliens.

But which is FAR more likely, a 3.9 football player or another example of a cheat for grades? The numbers say the latter.

I think of this whenever you post.

[i1199.photobucket.com image 394x1024]


Thank you so much! I heard M3's post in Khan's voice and it made me so happy!    \V/L
 
2014-01-24 09:02:04 PM
four am

blocked off residential street

0 to 60 runs

.08

LIVES IN DANGER!!! THUGGERY!

Jeezzz

whoo pee

don't care
 
2014-01-24 09:55:21 PM
Who in their right mind would call Bieber a "thug"?

And yeah, thug is starting to get un-PC. Hoodrat, hoodlum, "youth", and delinquent are better words for someone that reminds you of a gang-banger.
 
2014-01-24 10:45:51 PM
What bugs me most about the Sherman thing is that there is no room for nuance in opinions. I watched the game and saw Crabtree and Sherman act like asses on the field. I was embarrassed to have my son watch that and told him sore winners are just as bad as sore losers. He agreed that they looked like idiots. And, apparently, the ref (who penalized Sherman), Sherman (who apologized), and the NFL (who has fined Sherman) thought he acted unsportsmanlike. I don't think Sherman is a thug or that it was that big of a deal.

That said, I did not understand why Facebook was blowing up over the event. Football players act like idiots all the time. Every play involves someone being an ass and getting in someone's face. Of course, that does not make it right.

Because I did not care for Crabtree's or Sherman's behavior, and I did not think it was that big of a deal, I've been lumped in with the racist side of the argument. I'm not even sure what racism has to do with anything. It seems like a way of ignoring the real issue.

Anyway, I'm tired of how everything has to be polarized. I should probably move off the grid one of these days.
 
2014-01-24 11:01:39 PM
both?
 
2014-01-24 11:11:07 PM

bulldg4life: Richard Sherman acted inappropriately. Argue all you want that it was adrenaline fueled or totally expected right after an NFL game, but there are countless interviews with people right after NFL games on the field and they don't yell and scream and denigrate opponents. That being said, what he did was not thuggish. He is engaging, intelligent, and very funny when I've seen him give interviews where he isn't playing "Richard Sherman the talking character" persona.

He is exactly right that people use "thug" to characterize someone and it is definitely based on skin color, dreadlocks, whatever because they can't say the n-word.

Also, Justin Bieber is a goddamn idiot that is allowed to do whatever the hell he wants because he is rich and famous and a popular 20yo white pop star.

----------
I can see why people would be upset with what Sherman did. However, you can be upset with what he did without resorting to labeling him a thug or using other dog whistle words to paint a picture that is not realistic. And, you can be upset with what he did without being racist.

On the other side, I can see why people do not have a problem with what Sherman did. Personally, I just had an issue with him attacking Crabtree. Everything else was perfectly fine and I didn't really care about the situation five seconds after the interview was over.

As for the difference in coverage, it is very striking, but I am not all that surprised. And, people that don't admit race plays a part in the difference in coverage are willfully obtuse.


If what you're saying is true... 

 Then the media is hella racist and we need to fine the shiat out of every single network that was going to town on this. 

/I was nonplussed by the whole thing. Yeah, he shouldn't have done it. Yeah his coach will take care of it because he cares about the guys on his team. Yeah Crabtree was just as big of a jerk, but I doubt his coach will do anything because he seems to be okay with that kind of thing. Moving on then...
 
2014-01-24 11:13:28 PM

netweavr: BMulligan: scottydoesntknow: Based on the mic'd up video I saw yesterday, Crabtree showed the poor sportsmanship first. Sherman went up to him after the play to shake his hand and say "Hell of a game" and Crabtree shoved him away like a crying biatch.

Actually, I didn't have a problem with either player's behavior. That's just football. My problem is with the guy who clotheslined Jeremy Lane on the sideline.

I still can't tell if he did it intentionally or defensively. The video looks, to me, like he's moving out of the way but too slowly, so he braces himself.


Nope. He was not at all trying to step back. He was looking right at Lane as he approached, so he had plenty of time to move back. Instead he took one step forward and lowered his shoulder, then raised it into Lane's face to maximize the hit. He then continued two more steps forward after the hit due to his own momentum which is how you can be 100% sure he was intentionally hitting Lane. He also gave Lane an "F-U" kind of look afterwards, which won't help any argument he could ever make that it was accidental.

There are two videos of the hit and the less common one (Camera is a bit further to the right so the man in front of them doesn't block the shot as much) shows all the above very clearly. Make sure you are looking at the right one.
 
2014-01-24 11:17:59 PM

MycroftHolmes: snowshovel: Lorelle: "The only reason [being called a thug] bothers me is because it seems like it's the accepted way of calling someone the n-word nowadays," Sherman said.

Unfortunately, he's right.

Is that really what everyone is implying when they talk about Putin and his "thug cronies" when talking about cost overruns at Sochi? Black people?

You do realize that words can be used differently in different contexts and mean different things, right?


Yeah. Sure. But if I don't listen to urban hip hop music, how am I supposed to know that the word "thug" has been co-opted by that culture as a replacement word...while all my life I've associated the word "thug" with union thugs and mafia protection rackets. Are there really bigots out there who hate blacks with a passion but are a member of the inner city thug culture to know that that is what it means now?

And again, search for "putin thug" on google. That's where a vast majority of the recent upswing of the word "thug" was coming from before Sherman's outburst. So, unless Putin has got some crazy party dance beatz coming out soon, I really doubt people are generally using thug as a mere replacement for the big N.

And I should clarify on these points:
A) I personally don't think Sherman's outburst was worthy of a "thug" to begin with, as my definition would include some kind of physical threat. His rant was more worthy of a WWF wrestling call-out. So, that would make him more of a "heel".

B) I don't really care that much about the rant itself. Sure, I few twitter guys are going to be all awesomely manly behind their smart phones thousands of miles away with racist remarks, but I completely disagree that the word thug is now commonly used as some kind of racial replacement word. But instead is being used as a "look at me, I'm a tough guy" term, ala Putin. Which is the way Sherman came off.

C) There's very little reason to call hockey players thugs, because they already have a name for those who commit hockey thuggery: goons and enforcers. Then again, the term has been thrown around in hockey for quite some time:  http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-08-10/news/9408100006_1_bob-p r obert-general-manager-bob-pulford-blackhawks
1994 headline: "Blackhawks One Thug From Victory?"
 
2014-01-24 11:28:32 PM

super_grass: Who in their right mind would call Bieber a "thug"?

And yeah, thug is starting to get un-PC. Hoodrat, hoodlum, "youth", and delinquent are better words for someone that reminds you of a gang-banger.


I like "urban" it has that smooth hypocrisy, and a slim chance of deniability, too.
Matched with the proper conversation, it displays vivid grace notes of elitism and subtle undertones of snark, as well.
 
2014-01-24 11:47:30 PM
Ok, let's not go too far with this. Justin Bieber is not called a thug because.....he is Justin Bieber. Thugs everywhere lose all cred if Bieber is a thug.
 
2014-01-25 04:54:12 AM
Douchebag.

Lol.
 
2014-01-25 09:45:38 AM

Kahabut: MycroftHolmes: Kahabut: Lorelle: "The only reason [being called a thug] bothers me is because it seems like it's the accepted way of calling someone the n-word nowadays," Sherman said.

Unfortunately, he's right.

That's bullshiat.  I call anyone that acts like a thug a thug.  Including all the races of the rainbow.

Sometimes, a spade is just a spade.  And sometimes, it's time to get the fark over your "persecution complex".  This goes double for anyone making a couple million a year to throw a ball.

OK, so in what way was Sherman acting like a thug?  His comments contained no threats, no offensive remarks, no personal remarks, no allusions to illegal activities.  Yet, people are calling him a thug.  What is your explanation for this characterization?

Because it gets self righteous assholes in a tizzy.  WHICH WAS THE ENTIRE POINT.


IAmRight: Kahabut: I'm sorry, does my non-conformity to the greater media lies and misrepresentation present a conflicting world view for you?

No, I don't really care. I'm just pointing out that the reason people are calling him a thug is because he made things about himself in a postgame interview. You decided that your personal take was representative of everyone else's take.

You're saying that there is no such thing as people using the word "thug" as a code word to hide behind when they want to say "n*gger" and they know that that's unacceptable, simply because you, personally, don't use it that way. That's foolish and shows an extreme level of ignorance about the media and the world as a whole.

I'm saying I could not care any less what the media has to say about anything, as the media has been shown an infinite number of times to be entirely full of shiat.  They have a profit motive to tell you lies, make up trends and invent stories.  So they do.  It's really that simple.

Do people sometimes use euphemisms like "thug" to mean N*gger?   Probably.  Is that a "thing"?  No, it isn't.  Ignorant assholes do all kinds of stuff, does ...


You aren't making a lot of sense.  First, you are saying that people are calling him a thug because it provokes a reaction.  Then you are saying that there are no racial overtones to the word (though you really haven't substantiated that).  I find it curious that you think the word thug, absent of any racial overtones, would put people in a tizzy.

Unilaterally denying that 'thug' has racial overtones and is veiled racism doesn't really work when overwhelming response, from individuals as well as media groups acknowledge that it absolutely does.  Words have meanings, and you do not get to determine what they mean.  You could claim that your use of the word 'thug' meant to be racially nuetral, but we really aren't talking about you.
 
2014-01-25 10:39:36 AM
My proposed penalties...

Bieber - Jail
Sheman - Crash Davis's cliche class
 
2014-01-25 10:40:40 AM
Let the punishment fit the crime.
 
2014-01-25 10:49:07 AM
Sherman is beyond reproach!! What is this blasphemy???

ALL HAIL SHERMAN! ALL HAIL SHERMAN!
 
2014-01-25 11:42:54 AM
"Thug" is being thrown around too much. He yelled in a loud stadium after a highly emotional moment and was clearly upset. Sounded like a pro wrestling interview.  He used words, not physical violence, to express himself. He did not curse. He did not beat up the reporter and steal her lunch money. No "thug like" activity was seen.
Using the drunk teenager behaving badly as a comparison of being a thug is laughable.

Beiber. Thug. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ....
 
2014-01-25 02:15:04 PM

arentol: netweavr: BMulligan: scottydoesntknow: Based on the mic'd up video I saw yesterday, Crabtree showed the poor sportsmanship first. Sherman went up to him after the play to shake his hand and say "Hell of a game" and Crabtree shoved him away like a crying biatch.

Actually, I didn't have a problem with either player's behavior. That's just football. My problem is with the guy who clotheslined Jeremy Lane on the sideline.

I still can't tell if he did it intentionally or defensively. The video looks, to me, like he's moving out of the way but too slowly, so he braces himself.

Nope. He was not at all trying to step back. He was looking right at Lane as he approached, so he had plenty of time to move back. Instead he took one step forward and lowered his shoulder, then raised it into Lane's face to maximize the hit. He then continued two more steps forward after the hit due to his own momentum which is how you can be 100% sure he was intentionally hitting Lane. He also gave Lane an "F-U" kind of look afterwards, which won't help any argument he could ever make that it was accidental.

There are two videos of the hit and the less common one (Camera is a bit further to the right so the man in front of them doesn't block the shot as much) shows all the above very clearly. Make sure you are looking at the right one.


Is it me or did Harbough smile just after Lane got hit?
 
2014-01-25 04:41:36 PM

xtrc8u: "Thug" is being thrown around too much. He yelled in a loud stadium after a highly emotional moment and was clearly upset. Sounded like a pro wrestling interview.  He used words, not physical violence, to express himself. He did not curse. He did not beat up the reporter and steal her lunch money. No "thug like" activity was seen.
Using the drunk teenager behaving badly as a comparison of being a thug is laughable.

Beiber. Thug. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ....


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2014-01-25 07:15:06 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Misconduc: Don't say "Thug" around black people, apparently its the new "N word" these days.

It's been the new N-word for some time. It's just that people are being called on it, now.

/ And yeah... don't do that. It makes you an asshole.



Yea, and you probably shouldn't say " in the hood " either.   I saw someone get all butthurt over that one too.

But they can still use " redneck "  that's not like an "N" word right??

I say close down the NAACP and BET.  I'm offended.
 
2014-01-25 07:53:13 PM
It's all just perception. They're both young men who behaved badly.  But picture this- You're in a dark alley, and you are confronted by a) a pumped up 6'3" Sherman, or b) a drunken Bieber.  Which one would you fear?  The one that looks like an effeminate 9 year old, or the monster who dominates 200-300 lb roid jockeys every week?  Sherman will get his punishment when the 'Hawks lose the Superbowl, but what can we do about Bieber?  An acquaintance posted a pic of him on Facelessbook with the caption, "If this gets 1 million "likes", we'll deport him to Canada", and if I thought there was any chance of it actually happening, I'd be all over that bandwagon.  But until then, he isn't worth any thought or effort on my part.
 
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