The Superbowl is about to start and while I might have preferred Denver on other grounds, this epic rant by Richard Sherman after the NFC championship game has me totally won over. Defensive corners are seldom the stars, but Sherman in the very last minute had gone one-on-one with the star receiver of the 49ers and had tipped the ball away after an acrobatic half twist and pike that ended up with a Seahawk interception. So there he was, being interviewed, moments later.
Might just mention here the best book on North American football ever, The Blind Side, which is about how the least glamorous position in the game, left offensive tackle – which incidentally was the position I used to play – became the second highest paid position on the team. An amazing story in many ways, by the incomparable Michael Lewis.
Enjoy the game for those who enjoy the game.