PHOENIX ‘€” Earlier in the week, Vince Wilfork said he would always choose family and faith over football.

Turns out, Richard Sherman might have exactly that decision to make hours before Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

The Seahawks star cornerback is set to become a father any day now and there’€™€™s a possibility that the baby could come before the end of the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Sherman has been asked this week what he would do if his son arrived in the hours before or during the Super Bowl … [and] still would not commit on whether he’€™€™d miss the game. …

‘€œIt’€™€™s about family first and we will support his decision,’€ Carroll said.

I can see where this might be a tough decision for some, but let me be helpful to Richard Sherman, Pete Carroll and the people who signed the “EMPLOYER” line on the bottom of his four year, $56 million contract extension. Here are two words of advice:

Be there.

Sherman, you do not want to miss the birth of your child. It’s a special, miraculous, never-to-be-equaled moment. A circle of life event you will never regret. Way better than trying to play outside shade on Brandon LaFell or jamming Rob Gronkowski split wide to your side. There will always be other trips to the Super Bowl, other Lombardi’s to hoist. But this might be the only time you’ll get to witness the glory of child birth. Don’t miss it.

Now to be fair, Gisele Bundchen was on the nest a couple of seasons ago. And when she was getting close to pumping out the latest Heir to Tom Brady‘s Dominion, my advice to him differed somewhat. I didn’t say Tom shouldn’t be in the delivery room per se. I said no man should be in there. Ever.

Look, I’ve got two kids and was at the birth of both. Because somewhere in the last couple of generations, that little rite of passage went from being unheard of to mandatory. While my dad was where he should have been, home watching Walter Cronkite, smoking a Chesterfield and downing a GI quart of Carling’s Black Label as God intended, I was standing beside my Irish Rose’s bed saying “Don’t forget to breathe like they talked about” and otherwise just getting in the way. Being in the delivery room is like when the mechanic takes you into the garage to look at your engine, and you stand there while real men who understand how things work talk in car jargon you can’t understand, utterly useless.

When it came to the Brady baby, my point was he’s a quarterback and on game days, he should be doing quarterback things. He’s not an obstetrician, fercryinoutloud. And when the game is on, the only thighs he should have his hands between belong to Ryan Wendell or Bryan Stork.

Well I’m happy to say I’ve matured since then. I’ve evolved as a man to the point where now I firmly believe what Vince Wilfork and Pete Carroll are saying. Nothing is as important as family. Certainly not a trifling thing like helping stop the Patriots passing game and winning a Super Bowl.

So be next to your girlfriend in her hour of need this Sunday, Sherman. Even if she’s not in labor, because you never know. Best to be on the side of caution just in case her water breaks at kickoff. It will be a blessed event for you and for Patriots fans.

@JerryThornton1

PS. I had no idea when I gave Richard Sherman the Richard Sherman treatment at that restaurant this week that his girlfriend was pregnant, much less this far along. I want to go on record as saying I’m glad I toned it down because I wouldn’t want to be responsible for inducing her. Sunday around 6:00 PM is a much better time.

 

 

 

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Jerry Thornton
Christian ran around Radio Row getting predictions form anyone he could find, which included being Green-Flied by Warren Sapp

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Local Wiseguy Louie Merloni gives us the lines for Super Bowl XLIX

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Is it just me, or does Marshawn Lynch seem like he’d be a fun guy to hang out with? I mean, he’s no Rob Gronkowski. But if TV did an “Odd Couple”-like reality show of these two guys sharing an apartment together, it would be appointment television.  Beastmode had me at the five minute mark when he’s yelling “Lick the gun! Lick the gun!” But Gronk steals the whole show when he just assumed Lipitor is a penis medicine. Even if their show was just a half hour of them talking “Mario Kart” strategy and Gronk making “69” jokes, it would be the best thing on cable. NFL Network, the ball is in your court.

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Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins Lou, Christian and Tim to talk about all the news surrounding Super Bowl XLIX

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I have to admit, this is good. At first I thought it would be just every bad stereotype of Masshole Patriots fans until it started going and then I realized that every friend I’ve ever had is pretty much these these guys. And they’d probably say the same thing about me. My only question is why did it take so long for Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to finally do a decent Boston accent? If they’d been this spot-on in “Good Will Hunting” they would’ve swept Best Actor and Supporting Actor Oscars instead of just Best Screenplay.

So yes, this made me laugh. Though to be honest, I’m still partial to the original “Locker Room Guy” video. Way to be late to the party, Kimmel:

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Three-time Super Bowl champion Ted Johnson joins Lou, Christian and Tim to preview Super Bowl XLVI

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Three-time Super Bowl champion Willie McGinest joins Lou, Christian and Tim to preview Super Bowl XLVI

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Christian gives his three keys to the Patriots' match-up with the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX

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Wrapping up the show's week on radio row.

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