The Seahawks Busted Out The Perfect Celebration In Welcoming Richard Sherman, And The 49ers, Back To Seattle
Perfect. Just perfect. You don't have to like the Seattle Seahawks, the legendary 'Legion Of Boom, or Richard Sherman (in fact, I'm sure they'd prefer it that you don't) to appreciate how well that orchestrated reenactment embodied the attitude of all three. Like, if the wordsmith who once-upon-a-time coined the phrase "you mad, bro?" felt feelings other than angst than his heart would have grown two sizes in watching his former team, led by his good friend, mock his current team with respect to his legacy.
Richard Sherman can say otherwise all he wants, but spite seasoned his decision to jump ship to the divisive division rival he spent so much time torturing, just as spite seasoned a celebration that pandered to his loud and proud personality in being an unprovoked reminder of both his successes and the 49ers' failures. It had the feel of an ex-girlfriend posting an inflammatory inside joke on a social media platform that the new girlfriend was sure to stumble upon. Yet somehow, that seems super fitting of the extremely healthy love/hate relationship that exists between the Seattle Seahawks and the player that served as their venomous mouthpiece while they bullied their way to Super Bowl glory.
That recreation of the defensive play that represents an era that was abbreviated by underlying animosity was near flawless in execution, as all it was missing was an emasculated shell of a receiver acting as Michael Crabtree. However, it just might have been more flawless in theory, as it embraced all that the Seahawks were as a team during their short run of dominance, for better or worse.