RUSH: There are so many people who claimed that they were Seahawks fans who are now claiming they’re rooting for the Broncos in the Super Bowl ’cause they just hate this. This guy’s become a villain. He’s become an arrogant egomaniac, all about me, saying these mean things about another player that nobody knows the history between the two. Crabtree didn’t do anything to Sherman that anybody saw, so it didn’t make any sense. It was raw.
Frankly, folks, I’m surprised we don’t get more postgame interviews like this, when the adrenaline is still pumping and the emotions are still raw. These people are playing for the championship of the National Football League. The NFC conference, go to the Super Bowl. This is huge stuff. This is their life. They’re all wound up. And cornerbacks in the NFL are an amazing ego study. The successful ones are the biggest ego freaks. They think they’re the best, every damn one of them thinks they’re the best, from Nnamdi Asomugha when he was with the Raiders, now the husband of what’s-her-name, Kerry Washington, to Darrelle Revis.
They all think they’re the best, that nobody can touch ’em, and even when somebody completes a pass on ’em they don’t lose their confidence, ’cause they’re out on an island all by themselves. They seldom get any help, and it’s a lonely position. You get torched or you’re great, and the adrenaline flows. And, by the way, I want to tell you something about Sherman. Richard Sherman, I don’t know him, obviously. Richard Sherman is a really smart guy. Richard Sherman’s been writing a column once a week for a new website called Monday Morning Quarterback, which is the website Peter King, Sports Illustrated, started on his own. When his deal with Sports Illustrated was expanded they gave him his own website.