Originally posted by Shaj:
... Ben didn't do any of that, he just made that one simple comment, and nothing else he said that I saw supported that it was a derogatory comment made in an effort to undermine our win or the abilities of our team.
I get your perspective though. It would be interesting to actually hear and see him say it. Communication is 70% non-verbal.
In Sport -- It's not what you say, it's the manner, and venue, in which you chose to say what you do ...
My first reaction while watching Post-Game; was WTF. Since watching again, I'm not sure.
Pro athletes learn very quickly, at least well advised ones, that their demeanour on and off
camera must be different. This is first-hand observation, and not an assumption I make.
Did you see the Steeler' sideline, during the second Black-Out? There was a verbal exchange
between Ben, and a few team mates. It occurs when a fan runs onto the field ... not aware the
cameras are on them -- Ben and others are joking around, as the SF Police are in chase. Ben,
to paraphrase says, Where is James Harrison, when you need him
Again, it's not what was spoken ... it was the place and space in time, his facial expression,
and the mood of the moment that will count.