Richard Sherman and the five best post-game sports rants

时间:2019-11-16  作者:连出殄  来源:澳门拉斯维加斯平台  浏览:194次  评论:16条

We thought . But the moment everyone was talking about later happened after the Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers. Richard Sherman's post-game gem set Twitter alight and brought forward all sorts of commentary from the world's biggest peanut gallery. 

Kate Upton (@KateUpton)

": So Russell is a class act! Sherman on other hand...If he played baball would get a high and tight fball."

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

": you are the most influential man in the world. And is a close second after tonight's game"

That may be the most sensible comment that Trump has made, well, possibly ever. In just a few seconds of post-game rant he set off discussions on race, sportsmanship, pop culture, and get this, even football. 

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There's no doubting that Sherman has done a lot for the cornerback position and the - people that wouldn't know a pylon from a hole in the wall are now talking about the greatest cornerback in the history of mankind aside every water cooler from Omaha to Maputo. His post-game rant takes the cake, but there are others out there that also deserve a mention.

Tommy Lasorda

I once interviewed Lasorda for a television program about the best sports films, and when I asked him about Major League, he said he didn't like it because of all the swearing. Well, that's an interesting angle from a guy who has given us a few of the most profanity laced YouTube clips of all-time. You can only have one Tommy clip in the bunch and it's always a tough call - I'll go with his interview after Dave Kingman hit three home runs against his Dodgers for the Mets on 4 June 1976. 

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Barry Hinson

There are two things we know about Southern Illinois University. They have an oddball nickname, Salukis, and their most famous alumnus is Walt Frazier, the New York Knicks Hall of Fame point guard. One of the chapters of his autobiography, Clyde, is titled "What's a Saluki?" which according to some deep dive research on Wikipedia is "one of the oldest known breeds of domesticated dog". Now we can add their head coach to the fold, Barry Hinson, who managed to bring the United States tax code, gender issues and, yes, dogs into his worthy post-game rant. 

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Ryan Leaf

You can't leave out this 1998 meltdown, courtesy of then rookie San Diego's Ryan Leaf. The ex-Chargers quarterback is generally acknowledged as one of the biggest busts in the history of the National Football League. Somewhat amazingly, back in the '98 draft, there was actually a debate as to whether the Indianapolis Colts should select Leaf or Peyton Manning. Do you think they made the right call? By the way, that's a young Junior Seau walking into the shot to remove Leaf.

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Rick Pitino

The Hall-of-Fame Louisville coach has had an enormous amount of success as a collegiate coach, but in the NBA, well, not so much. His 52-win season as coach of the Knicks back in 1988-1989 is generally overshadowed by his tenure with Boston, where he lost an awful lot of games. The Celtics were still in a painful and extended rebuilding mode in 2000 when Pitino popped off to the demanding Boston media uttering these infamous words:

Larry is not walking through that door, fans. Kevin McHale is not walking through that door, and Robert Parish is not walking through that door. And if you expect them to walk through that door, they're going to be gray and old. 

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Give Pitino credit for not taking himself that seriously years later when opportunity knocked. 

ice (@Jim_ICE)

"You finally walked through that door!" Rick Pitino to Larry Bird just now at HOF.

The Trifecta

There are three post-game NFL coaching rants that are sort of lumped together from Herm Edwards, Jim Mora and Dennis Green, thanks to the high quality of all three outbursts, and a clever but now hopelessly annoying add campaign from a certain beer. I'm not going to bother trying to separate them because they are all-time greats that come from a similar era - why shouldn't you be free to enjoy them all?

Dennis Green
Jim Mora
Herm Edwards

Which rants have we missed? Share yours below.