While I can never claim to be the biggest football fan in the world, I can claim to be a huge, gigantic fan of good ole’ fashioned post-game shit talk. This must be why I love professional wrestling so much.
One of my all-time favorite post-game shit talks will forever be from former UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar after he won his first fight. In the final minutes of the fight, he mounts his opponent and pretends he’s riding a bull, complete with ‘air-lasso.’ After the bell, ge takes the mic, says something about going home to have sex with his wife, points down at the giant Bud Light logo on the Octagon mat and says “I’m going home to drink Coors Light because Bud Light don’t pay me.”
UFC was not happy. MMA fans said he “disrespected the sport.” And perhaps he did. But damn was it ENTERTAINING. In the world of professional sports, where people with million dollar salaries take themselves way too seriously doing the job of playing a game, it’s a breathe of fresh air watching an athlete in any sport have true, unabashed fun. This can take the form as a display of raw passion, a snarky comment, or straight-up shit talk.
On Sunday night, after taking the Seattle Seahawks to the SuperBowl after defeating the San Francisco 49ers, Richard Sherman gave us this entertaining football moment in the form of, oh yes, the post-game shit talk.
Yes, much like my post-game trash-talking example in Brock Lesnar, people took to Twitter to attack Richard Sherman for “disrespecting the sport.” Unlike my example though, there was just a little something different with the Richard Sherman reactions. And that something different is race. While someone like Brock Lesnar was just being “disrespectful,” Richard Sherman was being a “disrespectful nigger.”
Not that it matters, but Richard Sherman attended Stanford University. Also, yes that is the Gadsden flag, aka the flag you see at all the Tea Party rallies, as this guy’s Twitter background.
See, I told you it doesn’t matter.
Thank you for apologizing for being a racist first, I guess?
Seems like a lot of racists have an expertise in the area of dictionary definitions of racial slurs.
#NoRacismIntended…lmao what the hell is this? Note: if you have to put this hashtag at the end of your tweet, you know this is fucking racist.
Some racists are a bit more original with their racist thinking than out friend Cody over here…
And making an appearance…
the always classy ‘#nigger’!
I guess this is what Twitter would’ve looked like if it was around during Muhammad Ali’s post-fight trash talking.
What is a ‘true nigger’?
What is a ‘straight up nigger’?
"Full nigger’? As opposed to half?
What does this even fucking mean?
But I think I know where those four are getting at. You see, there is this weird belief found among racists who refuse to admit that they are racist, that the word ‘nigger’ has actually be redefined! It doesn’t mean ‘black people’ anymore!
Let our friend Cody here (love the name) explain it to you…
Ah-ha! What a big misunderstanding! A ‘nigger’ is different from a ‘typical black guy’, whatever that is! And who said this is so? Cody Milliken, a ‘typical white guy’!
You see? White people are taking the word ‘nigger’ back! Let Dee over here explain further…
Of course, ‘nigger ain’t racist’! And who better describes someone who is ‘lazy and stupid’ then a Stanford graduate pro football player who is headed to the SuperBowl?!
And after this revelation of the ‘true meaning of the word nigger’, Conservatives are still trying to figure out why they can’t get the black vote. After all, it’s just the “internet making fun” of Sherman and, of course, black people are going to pull the race card!
And don’t forget…tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day!