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January 28, 2014

Sherman, Miller apples of the same tree

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Also affected by Sherman’s performance were some who are simply scared of anything not like them. This is largely an older, white-only sect, one that shivered at the sight of the 1980s and ‘90s Miami Hurricanes and Michigan’s Fab Five. Black and loud, not for them. They’d also be inclined to vote against marriage rights for all, based more on being frightened of what those crazy gays are up to than any religious conviction.

Meanwhile, some less hysterical folks just don’t like that kind of brashness in sports. For those in this group, I’d simply ask them to consider that there is no single set method for athletic success. An NFL team features over 50 different athletes and a coaching staff. Some come from privilege, others from places about as violent as Juarez, Mexico. Seattle has taken on a renegade image and has reached the same summit as the more tranquilized Denver Broncos. There is no right way or wrong way at the professional level, only the winning way and the losing way.

I covered the Indianapolis Colts for over three seasons. As a fan of the team since I was 10 years old, it was an amazing experience to do it during the Peyton Manning era. Still, it was one of the more boring teams in the league to cover, due to the measured, pastoral approach of then-coach Tony Dungy and the by-the-script edicts of tyrannical team president Bill Polian. From a reporter’s standpoint, I’m guessing Seattle is a fantastic team to be around, a non-filtered locker room full of athletes just as hungry and hard-working as anyone else in the business.

Seeing Sherman dis Michael Crabtree and scare Andrews made me miss the days of Miller, who was a mix of ability and bravado few can aspire to reach. It can’t be faked or learned. It has to come natural, like it did for Reggie.

Within 48 hours, Miller himself validated Sherman’s actions by saying on the Dan Patrick Show, “He is now considered my new BFF. If I was on Facebook, I would ‘like’ him.”

Boom, baby.

Brent Glasgow is a sports writer for the Hendricks County Flyer and Westside Flyer. He can be reached at (317) 272-5800, ext. 190 or brent.glasgow@flyergroup.com. Follow him on Twitter @BGlasgow37.

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