21. No “i” in teamwork.

21. No “i” in teamwork.

There’s no doubt you’ve heard about or seen the on-air outburst of Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman after defeating the San Francisco 49ers Sunday night.  Sherman made a fantastic play that ultimately aided in the win. But that’s just it, HE didn’t win the game. The team won the game, and narrowly.

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Get over yourself Sherman. You’re one unexpected injury away from an ended career. Just ask other former NFL players like Bo Jackson who were sidelined from the game too soon. And then what will you do?  You’ve clearly demonstrated how unintelligent you are.

A winning team is not comprised of a sole star. The players in their entirety work together to be the best. Each team has its superheroes. Maybe Sherman is one of them I really don’t know, but he can be replaced. They can all be replaced. There’s no doubt he made an unbelievable play, but that doesn’t give him the right to be a douchebag.

Young fans idolize their favorite players. Sherman is some kid’s hero. That kid will go on to play high school football and be as egotistical as he. Why? Because he wants to emulate Sherman. I can only hope that more kids begin to idolize classier sports figures who represent drive, teamwork, and integrity.

Which team do I cheer for during the Super Bowl?  At first, I was leaning towards Seattle because of Derrick Coleman, the first legally deaf player in the NFL. I’m a sucker for people who overcome adversity (I wonder why?); however, the abominable behavior of Sherman really put a sour taste in my mouth for the Seahawks.  It’s funny how the media both built up and tore down my opinion of Seattle instantaneously, but that’s a topic for another day.

Since I do love all things Colorado, I’m going to say, “Go Broncos!”

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