The Seattle Seahawks will face the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl next month, but thanks to Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's antics after the NFC Championship game Sunday, no one is talking about the game, at least for now.
During a post-game interview with Fox's Erin Andrews, Sherman went on an angry rant, calling himself "the best corner in the game" and describing San Francisco's Michael Crabtree as "a sorry receiver."
Sherman had a (literal) hand in a fourth-quarter end zone interception that became the game-winning play. He tipped a pass intended for Crabtree away, securing Seattle's 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. After the play, Sherman and Crabtree exchanged words, with Crabtree eventually shoving Sherman in the face. Sherman later made a choking gesture towards the 49ers' bench.
"Don't you ever talk about me!" Sherman yelled during his post-game interview, prompting a baffled Andrews to ask, "Who was talking about you?" Sherman then continued to rail against Crabtree, before the interview was abruptly cut short.
The two also appear to have taken their feud — which, according to Sherman, started because of a personal matter in the offseason — to Twitter. "Film don't lie... @nflnetwork @espn pull up the tape of that game and show me where this guy is the best? #fake #fake #fake," Crabtreetweeted after the game.
Sherman's response? "A lion doesn't concern himself with the opinions of a sheep," heposted shortly after Crabtree's tweet.
Sherman also feels that race played a role in the backlash he faced after the post-game interview. "Last night shows that racism is still alive and well... And that's so sad.... At Least some people respect MLKs dream," he tweeted Monday.
Check out video of Sherman's interview below. What do you think?