February 2, 2014, - 8:26 pm
Yes, I know Super Bowl XLVIII is going on as I write this, and I couldn’t be more bored. Nor could I care less–about who’s playing, about who should win, about the hackneyed, over-rated ads and halftime show, and so on. Blah, blah, blah. But there are two things I’m tired of hearing about Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman: his race-card playing (and Rush Limbaugh’s annoying jock-sniffery in defending that race-card playing that he would never defend with anyone but an NFL player) and the allegation repeated by the press that Sherman is “soooooo smart.” Yeah, a veritable genius that one.
So, here is some fact checking you aren’t getting anywhere else, including FOX News and Rush Limbaugh:
1) Richard Sherman, Race-Baiter Extraordinaire:
Sherman has played the race card so many times, the credit card company is denying the card. He’s over the limit. When Sherman ranted and raved like a crazy guy after an NFL playoff game, I didn’t care. That’s NFL bravado (and stupidity). But when, after the fact, he raved non-stop that people calling him a “thug” are racists, I’d had enough. Sherman claimed that calling a person a “thug” is the same as calling them the N-word. Um, not exactly.
The word “thug” has nothing to do with race. And, in fact, when I used to use it to call violent NFL players, “thugs,” on my highly-rated CBS radio show, the Black guy (Rob “RG3 isn’t Black enough” Parker) on the sports show before my show and his White ass-kissing lackey partner, Mark Wilson, called me a “racist!” It’s funny, though, because one of the guys I was calling a “thug” was Ryan Tucker, who was Whiter than rice.
Newsflash: the word, “thug,” which means “thief,” comes from the Indian (Asian Indian, not American) gang called the Thugs, descendants of Muslims who were violent and engaged in robbery, assassinations, and assorted pillaging across India. They were not White. They were not Black. They were “Asian.” But the word is neither racist, nor exclusive as an adjective for describing any race. If Richard Sherman were the Rhodes Scholar Einstein the liberal sports press–and Rush Limbaugh–keep telling us he is, he’d know that. But he ain’t. Not even close, which brings us to . . .
2) Richard Sherman, Average Intelligence or Below, No Genius:
The mainstream liberal media (including FOX News) keeps telling us that Richard Sherman is a rocket scientist and brain surgeon because he had a 4.2 (The Washington Post) or 4.1 (another report–at Bleacher Report–quoted by the Post) at Compton’s Dominguez High School. The liars at FOX News claimed Sherman had a 4.5 in high school, which has absolutely no basis in fact, and you can assume this is the case with much of FOX News’ “reporting.” Scout.com, which is used by coaches and sports industry people, is very reliable, and has no agenda, reported that, his junior year, Sherman’s cumulative GPA was 3.9 (out of a possible 5.0), so it’s hard to believe he did so well in one academic year that his cumulative GPA went up to a 4.2.
Regardless, this is Compton we are talking about, not Beverly Hills High, where the curriculum is far more challenging. There is a reason the movie about Compton is called, “Boyz n the Hood,” not “Scholars n the Hood.” A 3.9 or 4.1 or 4.2 at Compton High is maybe a 2.5 at Beverly Hills High or a decent public school where the curriculum is challenging. The admissions counselors at Stanford know that. Why won’t the sports media, who also know that, admit it? Because that would be “racist!” We can’t acknowledge affirmative action or the fact that most of these inner city schools simply are not known for turning out the next scientist who is going to cure cancer or the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. Pretending otherwise is simply intellectual dishonesty.
Then, there are Richard Sherman’s SAT scores, from which IQ can be gleaned. Scout.com reports that his first try at the SATs got him a score of 990. That’s hardly a genius-level SAT score. It translates to an IQ of 108.01 to 108.55, which is at the 70th percentile of IQs. Yup, not a genius. Not even close. Just average intelligence. On his second SAT try, Sherman got a combined verbal and math score of 1060, again not very smart, just above average . . . barely. That translates to an IQ of 113.08 to 113.95, which would put him in the 80th percentile of IQs. Would you brag about getting 70s or 80s on a 100 point test? Not unless you like bragging about being average. The liars at FOX News claimed Sherman scored a 1200 on the SATs, which is an absolute lie. The FOX Newsers just made it up. Again, this is par for the course for most of the alleged “facts” upon which FOX News pimps you.
I keep being told by the mainstream liberal sports media that Richard Sherman had a high GPA at Stanford, but they won’t tell me just what that GPA was exactly. Or what courses he took (they had absurdly easy courses with absurdly inflated grades for athletes at the University of Michigan when I went there, and I used to have hockey players call me the night before an exam with the exam questions, asking me the answers; gee, how did that happen?). So, I’m not buying it. Doesn’t make me a racist. It makes me a realist who is interested in hard facts, none of which bear out any of the hype about how great this Sherman character is. Those who say otherwise are the real racists, and so are all of the media players who keep telling me that this person who is average to below average in intelligence is a genius . . . just because he’s Black. And you know that’s the only reason.
I guarantee you the only way Richard Sherman, without the football skills, would get into Stanford is on an affirmative action ride.
And those are the facts. Time for the mainstream liberal sports media, including FOX News–and Rush Limbaugh, who’s been gushing over Sherman for weeks–to face them.
Given this, I’m rooting for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to win tonight. For whom are you rooting if anyone?
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