The Seattle Seahawks were able to hang on to defeat the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday for the right to advance to the Super Bowl. But it didn’t look like that would be the case in the final minute of play, as the 49ers were driving for the game-winning score.
But Seahawks cornerback Sherman deflected a Colin Kaepernick pass intended for Michael Crabtree in the end zone. The ball was intercepted by linebacker Malcolm Smith with 22 seconds remaining to seal the Seahawks’ 23-17 win.
During the 2013 NFL season, Sherman led the league with eight interceptions. The two-time Pro Bowler has 20 career interceptions in three seasons with Seattle after they slected him in the sixth-round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
By now, you’ve probably see his postgame interview with Fox Reporter Erin Andrews in which he was very vocal about his abilities, as well as the lack thereof by Crabtree.
There’s since been several videos made to make a nice joke out of it:
But this one may have taken the cake:
For what it’s worth, Sherman has since issued an apology for his actions:
“I apologize for attacking an individual and taking the attention away from the fantastic game by my teammates … That was not my intent,” Sherman said Monday in a text message to ESPN’s Ed Werder.
“Obviously I could have worded things better and could obviously have had a better reaction and done things differently,” he said during the interview. “But it is what it is now, and people’s reactions are what they are.”
Love him or hate him, he’s one of the best in the game, and he’s making sure everyone knows it.