The Seattle Seahawks owe their 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday to two things: a bad call and a fantastic tipped pass by Richard Sherman that sealed the game for his squad. Understandably giddy about his role in the Seahawks’ victory, Sherman opted to go the untraditional route when Erin Andrews steered him over for a postgame interview.
Instead of, you know, waiting for questions from Andrews and then answering them, Sherman said this:
“I’m the best corner in the game! When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you’re going to get. Don’t you ever talk about me.” When Andrews asked who was talking about him, he said, “Crabtree. Don’t you open your mouth about the best, or I’ll shut it for you real quick. LOB [Legion of Boom]!”
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For obvious reasons, Crabtree didn’t love Sherman’s comments as much as some folks on Twitter did. When they were relayed to him after the game, he brushed the tough talk off as nonsense.
“He’s a TV guy. I’m not a TV guy. I play ball. He makes one play, he talks … We’re on the field and he ain’t doing nothing,” Crabtree told the San Jose Mercury News. “That’s one play he made. … That’s probably the only play he made the whole game.”
Detroit Tigers superstar pitcher Justin Verlander also decided to weigh in on what he saw. In a tweet sent out late Sunday, he praised Russell Wilson’s poise and bashed Sherman all in one shot.
“So Russell is a class act! Sherman on the other hand.... If he played baseball would get a high and tight fastball.”