By now, I’m sure if you’re a football fan, you’ve heard: Richard Sherman, defensive back for the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks, doesn’t like the San Francisco 49ers’ wide receiver Michael Crabtree very much.
During Sunday night’s post-game press conference, Sherman…well, let’s just say he expanded on the post-game interview that started it all:
“I was making sure everyone knew Crabtree was a mediocre receiver. And when you try the best corner in the game with a mediocre receiver, that’s what happens. I appreciate that he knows that now. There has been a lot of talk from him running his mouth about me.”
Crabtree, who spent most of the season on injured reserve, was playing in just his third game since coming back from his injury.
In any event, the big discussion hasn’t been about how the Seahawks played basically like crap and still won, or that Russell Wilson made a completely idiotic throw on a 4th down that somehow ended up a touchdown pass, or that Colin Kaepernick made their #1-ranked defense look silly throughout the first half. It’s been about how Richard Sherman is a bad person and bad for football.
Yeah, okay, Sherman hasn’t been the most likable of guys. Sure, he made a great play to save the game for his team, then tried to shake Crabtree’s hand immediately after the play. Crabtree responded by shoving his hand in Sherman’s face, and Sherman then turned and made a (admittedly hilarious) “choke” gesture as he hopped off the field.
Classy? No, not compared to Peyton Manning. Bad for football, though? Absolutely not!
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