Sherman tells it how it is ... or how he thinks it is

By RICK SOLEM
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Erin Andrews stood her ground.

She asked about the final defensive play for the Seattle Seahawks and the outspoken cornerback gave her the postgame interview of interviews.

Andrews kept composure - with a funny look on her face - as Sherman screamed how good he is, but then she asked the simple question, 'Who was talking about you?"

I had no problems with what Sherman said. He made the play that won the game for Seattle 23-17 over San Francisco on Sunday.

And his comment came minutes later. Who wouldn't be fired up about being responsible for going to the Super Bowl? 

A friend of mine said following the comments, “Sherman has really made a name for himself in the last 10 minutes. Any bets on how little he's liked by older people and how much younger people don't care either way?”

Sherman's is a refreshing comment in a world of professional sports where the answer is usually, “We played hard. Gave it 110 percent. There’s no ‘I’ in team.”

Not a comment you want your kids making, but at least he had some kind of excuse - San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree was, apparently, talking trash before the game to him.

The comment that may have initially spurred Sherman's tirade came from Crabtree earlier in the week. Crabtree was asked if Sherman is the best corner in the league.
Crabtree said, "I don't think so."
 
He then recoiled a bit and said, "I don't know nothing about the best cornerbacks in the league. I just know teams, you know. We are playing the Seattle Seahawks and hopefully we come out with a win."
 
What people may also not know is that this is what Sherman does, this is his character. He's a smart guy, graduated from Stanford, was second in his class in high school, as well.
 
Who knows what he's like when he's eating popcorn and watching a movie on the couch, but in the public eye, this is his WWE persona - his professional wrestling persona. 
 
The best part of all this is it sets up the Super Bowl matchup of Sherman vs. the Denver offense, and Petyon Manning will either make Sherman eat his words or prove that he is, in fact, the ‘best corner in the game.’

But, before that happens, we have to wait two weeks.

And it’s going to be a long two weeks.

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