Michelle Obama Is Being A Thug Again
It has been a rough week for non-thugs in America, as blackity-black people are flaunting their sportsball prowess all over the place. Why, even Michelle Obama used the precious sacred White House space to FLOTUS like a butterfly, sting like a bee, and dunk on the Miami Heat.
That’s some straight up hooliganism there. Barbara Bush would have never dunked on the Heat at the White House. Lady Bird Johnson would never have dunked on the Heat at the White House, mainly because the Heat didn’t exist yet. Come to think of it, we’d pay good money for a little 3-on-2 basketball action starring all the remaining First Ladies. Babs, Rosalynn Carter, and Laura Bush could be on one side, but you know Hillz and Michelle could be down a player and still crush it.
This is not the only instance of Sportsball Thug Life, oh no it is not. Apparently there was an important Sportsball matchup this weekend between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers, with the winner going to Super Sportsball Bowl. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was interviewed after the game, and he was pumped up over being part of the game-winning play and decided to trash talk a 49ers dude, as one does.
“I’m the best corner in the game,” he said. “When you try me with a sorry receiver like [49ers wideout Michael] Crabtree, that’s the result you gonna get…Don’t you open your mouth about the best or I’m gonna shut it for you real quick.”
This seems to have caused much stone cold racism about how Richard Sherman is a Scary Black Thug Man, which is sadly not even a little bit surprising. There was also, too, some pearl clutching on behalf of the interviewer, sideline reporter Erin Andrews, who is probably the most fragile of flowers since she has only been reporting on sports for 14 years. This might have made sense except for the fact that Andrews loved the interview.
“I don’t want this to look like I was upset with him, I was frightened, I felt threatened, we all like Richard Sherman a lot at Fox,” Andrews said. “At that moment I saw how crazy it was going to blow up, and I wanted to make sure people knew it wasn’t a situation where I’m a victim and he acted like an idiot.”
In fact, Andrews said it “was awesome” and she “loved it” when Sherman went bananas on camera afterwards.
“You expect these guys to play like maniacs and animals for 60 minutes,” Andrews said. “And then 90 seconds after he makes a career-defining, game-changing play, I’m gonna be mad because he’s not giving me a cliché answer, ‘That’s what Seahawks football is all about and that’s what we came to do and we practice for those situations.’ No you don’t. That was awesome. That was so awesome. And I loved it.”
You know the fainting couch behavior about this interview is unwarranted when even John Rocker — complete and utter racist John Rocker — takes to the pages of WND to defend Sherman.
I can empathize with Sherman and his emotionally charged, energy-fueled rant. I have an opportunity right now to hop on board the propaganda bandwagon and fire a few “holier than thou” stones at Richard, but I know precisely how that feels. Glass houses, my friends, glass houses. […] The man is simply an athlete; a very well-educated athlete I might also add, attending Stanford University. I’m not sure about you, but that impresses me.
People will say and have said he’s acting like a typical street “thug” along with many adjectives that are much more “colorful.” He’s “supposed to be a role model” many will complain.
If adrenaline-laced trash talk is enough to get someone thrown off the role-model train, then we live in a much more superficial country than I have always perceived. Research the man’s life before you hurl your judgment. I did and actually became a bigger fan.
Once you’ve won over John Rocker, you’ve won over America. We eagerly await his equally impassioned defense of the FLOTUS dunk that will live in infamy.