Marshawn Lynch won’t be cast in your dumb movie, Media

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We used to go for a different kind of movie. Historically, America has revered the Hollywood leading man that spoke with his actions and not his words. The strong and silent type who didn’t wax poetic, but instead just took charge. Talk was always cheap, or so the romantic narrative went.

Movies evolve and so then the characters that the audience demands.

This all does not apply to Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, someone perfectly content in playing football really well and not talking about that. He isn’t a character but his own man. Any rational person would at best respect someone who takes pride in his work and doesn’t feel the need to draw attention to himself.

Many people in the media are not rational.

There are things that have to be written, damn it.

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The 2014 BSPYs

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Awards shows are self-congratulatory industry bacchanalia that we play voyeur to because we love watching rich and famous people be rich and famous and pretend to be humble.

Slap on a death montage and a lifetime achievement award of some sort to keep it from being a full blown orgy of how awesome everyone must think this specific entertainment medium being celebrated is.

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Seahawks say Richard Sherman is NFL’s best corner with lucrative contract

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In today’s NFL, the media circus is greater than ever before. During last season’s NFL Championship Game, Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman made headlines after a rant regarding his big play against San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree. “Well I’m the best corner in the game! When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you gonna get! Don’t you ever talk about me!… Don’t you open your mouth about the best! Or Imma shut it for you real quick! L-O-B!”. After this adrenaline filled rant, Sherman did many interviews and consistently referred to himself as the best corner in the game. Obviously, Sherman is talented, but there is other competition in the league. [Read more…]