ICYMI, Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman made one hell of a game-ending play at the end of Sunday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. But that’s not what has everyone saying his name this Monday morning.
Shortly after the play, sideline reporter Erin Andrews stopped Sherman – known to talk the talk and walk the walk – to get his reaction to it all…and Sherman, still turned all the way up past 10 and always good for trash talk, gave her one amazing, adrenaline-filled reaction. We’re talking full-on, WWE, going-for-the-belt promo mode where all he needed was the DX chop at the end. Instant classic.
After the interview aired, the Internet took over and the Richard Sherman memes began*.
Dear Michael Crabtree, please don’t ever talk about Richard again, for Erin’s sake.
* — For those who saw the interview as a negative or a lack of smarts from Sherman, Forbes points out that he graduated second in his class in high school and has a degree from Stanford.
Also, “his degree from Stanford was in communications … which might explain why, while he seemed to be hollering like a crazy person, he didn’t curse and looked into the camera the whole time.” So, he’s probably smarter than all of us or at least smarter than we realize.