An Exhaustive List of People, Places and Things More Annoying Than Richard Sherman


Anyone who has been tuned into sports news since Sunday knows about Richard Sherman.  He’s the Seattle Seahawks defensive back (and Stanford grad) who scared the living tweedle out of Erin Andrews after the NFC Championship Game.

Poor Ms. Andrews had the blonde scared clean off of her

Poor Ms. Andrews had the blonde scared clean off of her.

That Sherman should have behaved better is an accepted fact by those who believe in good behavior and an archaic word like “sportsmanship.”  An apology (of sorts) was wrenched out of Sherman, likely at the behest of the Seahawks’ public relations department.  Sherman’s teammates were, as expected, supportive.

Richard who?


Richard who?

But does this make Sherman the worst thing ever?  Not even close.  Here is a list of everyone and everything more annoying than Richard Sherman:

1.  Budda Baker:  Recruiting battles are waged across the country.  Players commit, de-commit, dither, change their minds and break the hearts of fans everywhere. Oregon has both benefited and been hurt by these events.  But the touted athlete from Bellevue High turned the knife a bit more than was necessary when he told Bleacher Report that he “couldn’t imagine living IN Eugene for four years.”  Fine, Budda.  I hope you like losing TO Eugene for the next four years.

Proposed new map of the United States with Seattle properly listed as "Oregon Territory."

Proposed new map of the United States with Seattle properly listed as within “Oregon Country.”

2.  Benton County:  From Corvallis  (also known as East Philomath or West Tangent depending on how updated your GPS is) to Lebanon the whole of Benton County . . . bothers me.  The grass makes me sneeze, the speed limits are too slow and (from the north anyway) you have to drive through it to get to a better place . . . such as Brownsville.

Brownsville was the home to "Stand by Me."  If filmed in Benton County the movie would have been called "Walk on By."

Brownsville was the home to “Stand by Me.” If filmed in Benton County the movie would have been called “Walk on By.”

3.  The Dallas Cowboys as “America’s Team:  The helmet-star team hasn’t been in a Super Bowl in the lifetime of a high school junior.  It’s hot enough in Dallas to fry a pickle in the July sun and the city still had the audacity to be 33 degrees at kickoff of the ’96 Cotton Bowl . . . which ran out of hot chocolate before the game even started. If that isn’t enough, Dallas is tied with Buffalo for second place in the race to host the most Presidential assassinations.  We at would like to see another team be designated as America’s Team.  One with as much recent tradition and success as Dallas, and beaches to boot.  We nominate . . .

The New America's Team

The new America’s Team.

 4.  Gilbert Gottfried:  That this guy is still cashing checks as an entertainer is amazing to me.

Another sight that could scare Erin Andrews

Another sight that could scare Erin Andrews.

5.  February:  Football is over, its more than a month until March Madness, almost two months until baseball season and we are tired of being cold and wet.  Thank goodness that February only has 28 days.  The only thing better would be to move Leap Day into the summer during a month in which we would actually like to see an extra day.  To join my campaign “People in Favor of July 32nd” please send a large PayPal donation to me care of  Together we may eventually be able to stamp out February entirely.

Go Ducks.  Win a basketball game.

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Kim Hastings

Kim Hastings

Kim Hastings is a 1984 graduate of Northwest Christian College. He cut his journalistic teeth as sports editor of a paper in his home town of Fortuna, CA, and, later as a columnist for the Longview Daily News in Longview, WA. He saw his first Oregon game in 1977 and never missed a home game from 1981 until a bout with pneumonia cut his streak short in 1997. He was one of the proud 3200 on a bitterly cold night in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1989 for the Independence Bowl, and continues to be big supporter of Oregon sports. He is an active participant on the various Oregon Ducks messageboards as "TacomaDuck."

  • Jessie

    Regarding Budda Baker, hey, it is far better to find out what kind of kid you are recruiting BEFORE he actually takes up a scholarship spot. This Baker kid obviously isn’t interested in focusing on his education or even on playing football. No, he wants to be stylin’ in the big city. The Ducks don’t need another Cliff Harris, or Masoli type kid who needs excitement around him all the time to function normally. Good riddance. This cat was a big fish in a little pond anyway. When U-Flub comes to Autzen, this kid will see what being in Eugene is all about.

  • hokieduck

    Good post, Kim. This one was made me laugh a few times.

    BTW. Go Broncos.

  • phxduck

    Actually spring training begins in a couple of weeks, and games in about a month. So glad I’m out of the cold and wet, and live in the Valley of the Sun now.