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Want to talk about Richard Sherman?

January 27, 2014
In many ways the Richard Sherman story is all about language, so it's best to be on top of the words being used to tell it. From journalist Rembert Browne's Grantland analysis of what we mean when we say, "He went to Stanford."
explicitly
Golden State Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala never explicitly said he was talking about Richard Sherman, but based on the time stamps and the reality of not being born yesterday, it’s fair to assume these Iguodala subtweets are about Richard Sherman.
uncouth
But it’s commonplace when an individual from any minority group does something that could be considered “ uncouth.”
anomaly
Or to label that person an anomaly.
juxtaposed
His status as a Cardinal has been juxtaposed with repugnant comments about his character.
repugnant
His status as a Cardinal has been juxtaposed with repugnant comments about his character.
braggadocio
Sherman could have turned into a very similar Sherman and made a very similar Sherman game-saving play and followed it up with a braggadocio-filled Sherman postgame interview, and not have gone to Stanford University.
aggressive
After making a play that ensured his team would go to the Super Bowl, he gave the choke sign and then exuberantly (and aggressively) conducted postgame interviews berating San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
exuberant
After making a play that ensured his team would go to the Super Bowl, he gave the choke sign and then exuberantly (and aggressively) conducted postgame interviews berating San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
conduct
After making a play that ensured his team would go to the Super Bowl, he gave the choke sign and then exuberantly (and aggressively) conducted postgame interviews berating San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
critique
It wasn’t just the Internet trolls with fewer followers than fingers that were lambasting Sherman with racially charged critiques.
commonplace
But it’s commonplace when an individual from any minority group does something that could be considered “uncouth.”

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