Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman, in an interview following their January 2014 playoff win over the San Francisco 49ers said, "I'm the best corner[back] in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you going to get." Sherman’s rant sparked responses from sports fans and non-sports fans alike. Each rant seems only to build on the other’s anger over this young man’s passionate uplifting of himself and denigration of a fellow athlete. Sherman later acknowledged his comments were misdirected or immature. --Jim L. Wilson and Ron Williams
Words spoken in the passion of the moment, are irretrievable, so tame your tongue by guarding your heart long before you speak.
James 3:8-12 (ESV) but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. (9) With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. (10) From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. (11) Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? (12) Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.