Richard Sherman thinks pretty highly of his fellow Seahawk Kam Chancellor, so highly that he’s willing to tout the fact that Chancellor “damages people’s souls.”
Saturday night, it happened. I watched a man perfectly time – twice…in a row – a hurdle over the long snapper to attempt a field goal block. He somehow missed the first block, but there was a false start call. He then blocked the second one, but lightly touched the kicker, which made the clown pirouette violently to the ground. Penalty. A third field goal attempt followed. The man rested, showing mercy to his opponent, leaving his audience in awe.
He would later effectively end the game with a 90 yard interception TD return.
Like the judge in Blood Meridian, I now imagine Chancellor like this: “His feet are light and nimble. He never sleeps. He says that he will never die. He dances in light and in shadow and he is a great favorite. He never sleeps, the judge. He is dancing, dancing. He says that he will never die.”
Sherman speaks truth. My soul weakens.