Hi all/any who choose to click on this.
Richard Sherman is not a thug or even a meanie. He's a overall nice guy who likes the sense of brotherhood that sports gives and also enjoys competing (a lot). Also important: He is not the perfect hero we sometimes paint him as. He is an obsessive nerd, and he's winning matchups and games and is shoving it in the faces of the cool-kids-table in the NFL.
I'm gonna lay out one more premise here. Wide receivers are the cool kids of the NFL. They're fluid overall athletes who score points and are tall and don't have to be the franchise man (and thus can actually speak their egomaniac minds) and change their names to OchoCinco and who get to do touchdown dances. Sports have always come naturally to them. They're used to winning their matchups and scoring touchdowns. Sherman is a bit too nerdy for their liking.
Listen to Sherman on the sideline. He isn't saying "I'm just better because I'm the man." He's saying "Don't throw
Sherman is not the traditional great player (I think Earl is much closer to that) in his attitude. Sherman is the best little-brother I've ever seen (other than Reggie Miller) and he plays the ultimate little-brother position. Cornerbacks exist to get punked.
He's the nerdy little brother who beats you and then tells mom about it. And then he tells twitter about it. Can we really blame players for getting mad at him?