Richard Sherman calls out the NFL and he is right
By Lee Vowell
Former Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has never been afraid to speak his mind. But what he tweeted on Thursday is one thing he has completely correct.
NFL executives sometimes think is weird ways. There may or may not be a 2020 season due to COVID-19. The NFL is proceeding as though there will be and this is a good thing, at least if you want to watch football it is. But on Thursday, Richard Sherman pointed out another NFL hypocrisy and he is absolutely correct in his thinking.
See, the NFL wants you to believe that it is all about health and safety but at the end of the day, do not dare mess with the NFL’s bottom line and its money. To be honest, I cannot summarize the NFL’s erroneous way of approaching a game and then a post-game player interaction any better than former-Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman did in his tweet from Thursday.
(This is because, like so many other people and you, dear reader, are one of them, Richard Sherman is smarter than I am.)
NFL and postgame interactions
But the NFL wanting games to be played is one thing. But then because of a “COVID-19 world” the NFL doesn’t want players to exchange jerseys or be within six feet of each other after said game? I mean, what? Preceding postgame interactions will be hours of players being in each other’s faces, having hand to hand combat (at least, football kind of combat) with blood and sweat all over the field.
Did the NFL really think this out? I am thinking someone in their HR department said, these must be the rules for the “safety” of the players. If the NFL truly cared about the safety of their players they probably wouldn’t hold games.
At least, that would seem to be the thinking if they want players to stay six feet apart. What logical reason would there be to play games but then restrict postgame interactions? Oh, yeah. Money. Playing games, as Richard Sherman knows well, makes the NFL money and lots of it. Players getting along is something that doesn’t mean dollars and cents for the NFL and at the end of the day (or game), that is all the NFL truly cares about.