The Seattle Seahawks are headed to the Super Bowl after a win over the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. A fourth-quarter play sealed the victory for the Seahawks and inspired an epic postgame rant by Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman.
Sherman tipped a pass from 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick that was intended for 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree. The ball was intercepted by Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith, and the play led Sherman to say after the game that he is “the best corner” in the NFL.
“When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you’re going to get,” he told FOX Sports’ Erin Andrews. Don’t you ever talk about me. Don’t you open your mouth about the best, or I’ll shut it for you real quick.”
Earlier in the week, Crabtree had refused to say Sherman was the best cornerback in the league.
“I don’t know [anything] about the best cornerbacks in the league,” Crabtree said. “I just know teams, you know. We are playing the Seattle Seahawks, and hopefully we come out with a win. We are going hard.”
Crabtree then took to Twitter after his team’s loss to challenge the NFL Network to pull up tape showing Sherman was the best.
Michael Crabtree (@KingCrab15) January 20, 2014
The network tweeted a zinger to Crabtree that’s sure to sting.
NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 20, 2014
Have we seen the last of this rivalry?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Tom Crabtree got some misdirected hate on Twitter on Sunday night.
.@RSherman_25 You didn't cover me that whole game (bc i was in bed cuddling my pug)—
Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) January 20, 2014
Nick Saban doing the “Electric Slide.”