Richard Sherman says the Super Bowl should be held in Seattle around true NFL fans
Richard Sherman is at it again, I love this guy because he tells the truth. Sherman obviously is not a big fan of having the Super Bowl in New Jersey/New York. A matter of fact, he wants the NFL to have the Super Bowl in Seattle, around a true group of fans and city.
Here’s an excerpt from Sherman’s column:
Consider the millions of people around the world who watch the Super Bowl. It’s the league’s responsibility to show its audience the best possible product, and this can’t happen in the snow. Everybody wants to see great offense and passing. While you may get some of that regardless, there will be a lot more drops when the ball feels like a brick. And who wants to see Tom Brady or Peyton Manning—two of the best quarterbacks ever—reduced to dropping center-quarterback exchanges? If you’re going to protect these guys from defenses above all other positions, you might as well protect them from the elements, too.
And don’t tell me it’s New York’s turn, with their newish stadium. Seattle’s stadium has been around since 2002 and we’d be a great host. Even before that, Seattle put in a few bids, but one of the reasons it didn’t get the game was because they said the weather is unpredictable: too much rain. Yet any player will tell you they’d rather play in heavy rain like that Super Bowl in Miami seven years ago than in the kind of snow we saw in Philadelphia and other northern cities two weeks ago.