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January 19, 2014
Video: Seahawks Richard Sherman post-game interview

Seconds after making the game-saving play to send Seattle to the Super Bowl, cornerback Richard Sherman was fired up.

Sherman deflected a pass intended for San Francisco's Michael Crabtree near the corner of the end zone with less than a minute left, right into the arms of Seattle teammate Malcolm Smith to seal the Seahawks' 23-17 win.

Sherman was subsequently whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct on the play, after exchanging words with Crabtree and making what appeared to be a choking gesture.

Asked about the incident afterward by Fox reporter Erin Andrews, Sherman stole the show and lit up Twitter with this rant:

-- The Associated Press




MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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