What really sparked Richard Sherman’s post-game rant

Posted at 2:18 PM, Jan 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-20 14:18:45-05

Richard Sherman. If you didn’t know his name before yesterday, you do now.

The Seattle Seahawks won their playoff game 23-17 against the San Francisco 49ers thanks to a game-saving play by Sherman. In a post-game rant, Sherman spouted off to sports reporter Erin Andrews about being the “best player in the game.” His interview quickly went viral, but not everyone knew what set Sherman off. Until now.

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On Monday, Sherman wrote a commentary about the incident. It started with this:

What a night, and what a finish.

Near midnight I still had about 70 unread text messages from friends and family, most of which read, “Best interview ever!” Many of my Twitter mentions were less supportive. My body ached. I was thrilled and proud and upset, all at once.

Here’s what happened …” Read more here.

Hear more from Sherman below: