Today, the NFL released video that showed Richard Sherman mic’d up during the NFC Championship.
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Richard Sherman received a lot of backlash for his post game remarks on Sunday, and while he admitted to going off and even apologized after the fact, he pointed to Michael Crabtree’s refusal to shake his hand — and instead shove his face mask — as the catalyst for his epic rant.
To be fair, it sure seems like Sherman is genuinely trying to congratulate Crabtree on a hard-fought game. Sure, he seems very excited because his team just clinched a spot in the Super Bowl, but he hardly seems to be taunting Crabtree.
“Hell of a game! Hell of a game!”
Cue the shove to the face mask.
But that’s over and done with.
Today, the Jets’ Darrelle Revis claims that Sherman’s actions put himself ahead of his teammates.
“I didn’t think that was good on his part,” Revis said. “If you listen to what the reporter asked him, it was nothing about him, it was about the team, and he put himself ahead of the team.
“Other than that, he’s an entertainer. … He talks. He probably talks in his sleep. I thought he shouldn’t have said all that.”
In his press conferences since the incident, Sherman has appeared remorseful to the extent that his actions may have taking anything away from his teammates after the victory. I’m sure there will be more on this story over the course of the next week or so leading up to the Super Bowl, as every talking head, analyst, and fellow player will be able to weigh in on what Sherman said last Sunday and what he has said since.
But honestly, I’m not even worried about all that anymore. What I really want to know is which NFL player will be the next to engage Richard Sherman in a war of words. Last season, Darrelle Revis unsuccessfully challenged Sherman via Twitter.
Who / what will be next? Will another NFL player take to Twitter to try to catch Sherman off guard? Or will Revis step his game up to the next level and take their rivalry to Instagram (selfies anyone)?
Better yet, will someone ever bring the heat to Richard Sherman without using words? I’m thinking Philip Rivers vs. Richard Sherman in a bolo tie wearing contest. Maybe Brett Favre comes out of retirement only to talk smack to Sherman about who looks better in Wranglers jeans.
The possibilities are endless and that’s beautiful. I know one thing for certain, however. Until given a reason otherwise, my money is on Richard Sherman.
Even in a bolo tie.