Richard Sherman's interview after winning the NFC championship game stunned sports reporter Erin Andrews into silence and bewilderment while he ranted about a rival player. The Seattle Seahawks' cornerback described himself as the best in the game and lashed out at rival NFL player Michael Crabtree of the San Francisco 49ers.
Richard Sherman's post-game interview with Erin Andrews Sunday was less of an interview and more of an angry explosion on the DB's part. Sherman was still pumped after tipping the ball on a pass from quarterback Colin Kaepernick and causing the interception that ended the game.
"Richard let me ask you, the final play, take me through it (the interception)," Andrews started, but Sherman had his own agenda.
"Well I'm the best corner in the game! When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtreee that's the result you're gonna get! Don't you ever talk about me!" he screamed into the microphone.
"Who was talking about you?" Andrews asked.
"Crabtree. Don't you open your mouth about the best or imma shut it for you real quick!" he continued. "L-O-B!" L.O.B. stands for Legion of Boom, Seattle's nickname for their defense.
The tension between Crabtree and Sherman was intense all game. The two players had been going back and forth, and after that last dynamic play, Sherman went over to Crabtree and had words before the wide receiver shoved him.
Sherman's rant apparently came because of something Crabtree said last April.
"Sherman explained that he was angered by something Crabtree had said to him while the two were socializing with other players at a function associated with Fitzgerald's charity softball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., last April," NFL Media columnist Michael Silver told NFL.com. "Sherman wouldn't share specifics, saying only that, '(Crabtree) said something to me, and I told him I'd make him pay for it on the field.'"
This isn't the first time Sherman has had controversial and insulting interviews. Last year he told ESPN talk show host Skip Bayless that he is "better at life" than him.
"Whenever you address me, address me as All-Pro Stanford graduate because those are some accomplishments … you will never accomplish," Sherman said on air matter-of-factly. "You have never accomplished anything. … I'm better than you."
"Now you wanna trash talk me, which is totally cool with me," Bayless replied.
"You are an ignorant, pompous, egotistical cretin. … I'm gonna crush you on here in front of everybody because I'm tired of hearing it," Sherman said.