There are plenty of articles and news media coverage concerning Seattle Seahawks' Cornerback Richard Sherman emotional outburst while being interviewed by Erin Andrews immediately *after they clinched the NFC spot in the 2014 Superbowl. There is a glimpse of the post game interview after he's had the chance to collect his thoughts but I just wanted to point out a few things. Yes, he could have approached the question better but it's a sport, it's the adrenaline, it was *RIGHT after.
Let him celebrate that he contributed to the final play of the game that helped elevate his team to one of the most popular games on television. If anything, read the following articles then make your judgement. If you're still not somewhat brought back to earth, then stop watching sports. It's a competition and if your team won, you wouldn't have really cared either way. Yes, I always support celebrations because hell, if I made a touchdown, I should be able to do what the hell I want.
From Richard Sherman himself on Monday Morning Quarterback not to mention that he has been writing a column for the last six months:
It was loud, it was in the moment, and it was just a small part of the person I am. I don’t want to be a villain, because I’m not a villainous person. When I say I’m the best cornerback in football, it’s with a caveat: There isn’t a great defensive backfield in the NFL that doesn’t have a great front seven. Everything begins with pressure up front, and that’s what we get from our pass rushers every Sunday. To those who would call me a thug or worse because I show passion on a football field—don’t judge a person’s character by what they do between the lines. Judge a man by what he does off the field, what he does for his community, what he does for his family.
Taken from The Nation:
There will also be less discussion of who Richard Sherman actually is, and the genius of both his preparation and style of play. In fact, when it comes to smarts, skills and psychological gamesmanship, Sherman, is in many respects the cornerback version of Peyton Manning. Just as Manning treats every trip to the line of scrimmage like he’s Hannibal Lecter trying to get into the head of Clarice Starling—OMAHA!—Sherman has a deeply cerebral method to his perceived madness. Read Lee Jenkins’ profile of the Stanford graduate in the July 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated, titled Warning: Don’t Take The Bait. As Jenkins writes, “Whether you think cornerback Richard Sherman of the (NFC champion?) Seahawks is a smacktalk poet laureate or just another loudmouth doesn’t matter. He’s a shrewd, dedicated lockdown defender who doesn’t mind getting on his opponents’ nerves—in fact, he prefers it that way.”
He has also apologized from taking away from his team's accomplishments since all the focus has been on him but main take away from the ProFootballTalk article was what Coach Pete Carroll had to say:
“When you really love somebody and care for them, you do everything you can help them be everything they can be,” Carroll said on the radio. “At times they are going to make mistakes and break your heart, but if you love them, you stay with them. You give [them] the best chance to be all they can be. Richard is a wonderful spirit. He’s got an amazing heart, and he has great sensitivity. He goes all the way to the end of the spectrum when it comes to expressing himself.”
NFL Films Presents also presented an amazing background piece about his background which I found pretty intriguing. Watch it here. And of course, here he is mic'd up including where he gets punched in the face. He did ask for it, but that's a different matter.