Richard Sherman not in the wrong?

Less than 30 seconds to go in the American League Football championship game, the San Francisco Forty-Niners down by six inside the red zone heave a pass to their best receiver Michael Crabtree.

I’m watching the game in my basement, hoping something; anything goes wrong for San Francisco.

Perfect spiral thrown by Colin Kaepernick; looking to get to his second straight Super Bowl, with only the Seattle Seahawks in the way. The ball is deflected. Richard Sherman breaks up the play, the ball floating into his team mate Malcolm Smiths hands. The Seahawks just advanced to the Super Bowl to face the Denver Broncos.

Hyped after his amazing play, the post-game interview was nothing short of amusing, causing a stir to both football and non-football fans.

“I’m the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you gunna’ get. Don’t you ever talk about me…Don’t you open your mouth about the best or I’m going to shut it up for you really quick.”

Harsh? After the game, twitter exploded. Most of it negative towards Sherman. I got in on it too, of course, tweeting my thoughts after the game. It seemed the majority of people made their judgments about Sherman without giving a thought on what happened before that making him so mad at Crabtree. I thought I’d stick with it to find out.

It turns out that before the game ended, Sherman tried shaking Crabtree’s hand, and claimed he was trying to say “good game” to his rival. Whether he genuinely meant it or not, Crabtree was quick to give him a push to the helmet as if to tell him to screw off. Prior to the game earlier this season, the two were heated in an argument at a charity event.

I don’t think Sherman deserves all the flack he is getting, because obviously there is another side to why the hostility is there, but in the end you have to be the bigger person. Also, the way he represented his team, and football as a whole made fans cringe as he was being an arrogant jerk.

Obviously this happens a lot in football, but Sherman just chose to express his emotions during his post-game interview, which could have caused words to be said he didn’t necessarily think of before blurting them out.

In the end, Sherman apologized for his actions, and this whole thing will be the talk of last week. There are much more things to be talking about such as the Super Bowl, or the first ever real life fantasy draft game this Sunday. I hope Sherman doesn’t get fined, because I am now a fan.