This whole Richard-Sherman THING is amazing on so very many levels. You have Sherman himself, who is a fascinating individual. You have the role that sports plays in our society and its importance on greater racial issues. You have the reaction of people. You have the meta-reaction that social media always creates with modern stories. And, also, you know, somewhere in all of this is a football game. I could write for HOURS on this but I'm going to make this short. This post has two points: 1) To bring everyone up to speed on the story and 2) To paint, what I think, is the real picture of Richard Sherman. But first, we must jump.
Do you remember Barbara Garcia? Probably not, but you remember her video that went viral. Here she is with her... well... I won't spoil it if for some reason you haven't seen it:
It's a heart warming piece that her doggy best friend survived but, at the same time, it's also very sad because she didn't have insurance and now her and Bowzer are homeless. Except, you see, they aren't. Because the Fucking Internet built them a Fucking House. That's right. They just did it. 1,600 people, mostly strangers, just got together and built this woman a house. Or, well, their money did at least.
Like a Real Fucking House
So why, I ask, is our government so awful? Find out what a tornado and Congress have in common (just write in your own joke here in the meantime) after the jump.