Ok then, I guess I know which team I’m rooting for in the Super Bowl!
I was already a huge Mahomes fan, but this sealed the deal.
When asked whether he would visit the White House if the 49ers won the Super Bowl, Sherman replied: “I doubt it”.
Ok then Sherm, here’s to rooting for you to not get the option!
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Here's what the Mercury News reported:
By all accounts the Seattle Seahawks had a jolly good time at their White House visit following their rollicking triumph in Super Bowl XLVIII.
They took selfies. They took a tour of the people’s house. They shook hands and joked with the commander in chief. And the commander in chief joked right back.
“I considered letting Sherman up here to the podium and giving him the mic,” President Obama said. “But we gotta go in a little bit.”
This just in: Richard Sherman, currently in the employ of the San Francisco 49ers, is dubious regarding a White House visit should the team win Super Bowl LIV.
Yes, that’s akin to putting the video review before the touchdown pass. Sherman, one of the 49ers’ elder statesmen, knows that.
““I haven’t thought about it,” he said to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Scott Ostler. “We’ve got a long way between now and then, but I doubt it.”
Hmmm. What could have changed between the Seahawks’ White House visit in 2014 and now?
Oh yeah. That guy.
Ever since Donald Trump moved into the people’s house, the ritual of inviting sports champions to the White House, well, it’s fluid. Let’s go skipping through the years, shall we, to see how Super Bowl champs have regarded White House invitations from the Trump administration.
This isn't the first time Sherman has been critical of the President:
Here's more, from SFGate:
If — and it's a big if — the 49ers win Super Bowl LIV, would they accept an invitation to the White House?
Nick Bosa likely would. Bosa has been an enthusiastic supporter of President Trump in the past, calling him the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time).
Taking a stand on a potential White House invitation before one wins a championship is like counting unhatched chickens. Nonetheless, the San Francisco Chronicle's Scott Ostler posed the question to the Niners' star cornerback.
"I haven’t thought about it," Sherman replied, adding, "we’ve got a long way between now and then, but I doubt it."
After the Warriors won the NBA championship in 2017, Andre Iguodala answered the same hypothetical question with a "Hell nah." Stephen Curry later said he wouldn't go either, causing Trump to rescind an invitation even though no invitation had been issued.
The Warriors weren't invited after winning the title in 2018 either.
In 2018, the Super Bowl champion Eagles received a White House invitation, but only a few players said they would attend, so they were uninvited. The Patriots, who won last year, did not visit the White House due to scheduling conflicts, according to the team spokesman.