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Seattle forced three fourth-quarter turnovers and Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down for the winning points in a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, sending the Seahawks into Super Bowl 0x30 against the Denver Broncos. The Broncos carved up the New England Patriots 26-16, with Peyton Manning throwing for 400 yards and two touchdowns. The Seahawks are an early one-point favorite.

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---- why is this on ---- even on television?

Dear Terrorists,
You really miss the point of terrorism - here is a nice, juicy opportunity.. You are obviously Broncos fans.

Sincerely,
Patriots

#1 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-01-19 04:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

"---- why is this on ---- even on television?"
.

Millions $$$ in commercial royalties and fees, that's why.

#2 | Posted by CalifChris at 2014-01-19 04:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

The Brady Bunch is getting slammed so far. Good. I can live with any of the remaining teams as champs.

#3 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-01-19 04:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

:(

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-01-19 06:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

The West is the Best

#5 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-01-19 09:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

:D

#6 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-01-19 09:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

They better get new Refs for the Superbowl. The bad calls against the 49ers are inexcusable. It makes you wonder if the refs have been bought off.

#7 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-01-19 09:57 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

That was the best post game interview I've ever seen. NFL should be more like WWE in that regard.

#8 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-01-19 10:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

figures a leftist extremist would...ha ha..

facebook is sizzling with people saying he made a bronco fan out of them

he was just another spoiled little boy playing a game, making millions of dollars thinking he can say anything he wants.

I'm hoping peyton burns him from opening play..

go broncos

go peyton

#9 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-01-19 11:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

geesh wizz

the PATS played like crap..

#10 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-01-19 11:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

better place to post this

The Seattle Seahawks are a bunch of thugs especially Richard Sherman and if I do watch the Super Bowl it will be to watch Denver kick their thug butts.

the PATS played like crap..
#10 | POSTED BY AFKABL2

Sadly true.

#11 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-01-19 11:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

Watch Seahawks Player's Wild Post-Game Rant: 'I'm the Best Corner in the Game!'

After the heroic play, Sherman was called for a taunting penalty after he got in the face of 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, which cost the Seahawks a meaningless 10 yards just before the game ended.

But that was merely Sherman's opening act.

After the victory, sideline reporter Erin Andrews corralled Sherman for a quick interview…and Sherman let loose with a vicious rant.

"I'm the best corner in the game! When you (unintelligible) with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you're gonna get! Don't you ever talk about me!"

www.theblaze.com

#12 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-01-19 11:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

I bet Seattle wins. Better defense usually does in the Super Dull.
Hat tip to both teams with an especially sincere appreciation to Denver for ridding us of the Brady Bunch.

#13 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-01-20 12:51 AM | Reply | Flag:

The Seattle Seahawks are a bunch of thugs especially Richard Sherman and if I do watch the Super Bowl it will be to watch Denver kick their thug butts.

#10 | POSTED BY AFKABL2

Says The Best Poster on the Drudge.

#14 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-01-20 09:34 AM | Reply | Flag:

Was Sherman amped up again on Adderall?

Side effects:

Extreme energy, mood or mental changes, confusion, agitation, unusual behavior

Extreme restlessness, fever, shaking, or uncontrolled muscle movements

Fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat

Seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

#15 | Posted by tontonmacoute at 2014-01-20 09:35 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

I can live with this super bowl. I'm no fan of Pete Carroll but, I hate the 40whiners more. The Patriots prove yet again w/out spying on the other teams practice they aren't that great.

#16 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-01-20 09:38 AM | Reply | Flag:

At least we won't have to watch Jim Harbaugh melt down after every single play. What a -----.

#17 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-01-20 09:43 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#14 | POSTED BY CRISISSTILLS

That was my post and if you disagree your a bigger idiot than I thought.

#18 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-01-20 09:46 AM | Reply | Flag:

#15 | POSTED BY TONTONMACOUTE

He should be amped up on sitting on the bench but we know that will never happen, He'll get some kind of award for his anti-social behavior.

#19 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-01-20 09:49 AM | Reply | Flag:

and Sherman let loose with a vicious rant.

Calling that a "vicious rant" is over the top.

#20 | Posted by rcade at 2014-01-20 10:09 AM | Reply | Flag:

#20 | POSTED BY RCADE

Your probably right which is why the reporter ended the interview and got the heck out of there. You keep accepting this kind of behavior and see what happens to Pro Football when advertisers rethink the million dollar commercials.

#21 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-01-20 10:19 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

So what part of it was vicious, Paneocon? Erin Andrews cut the interview short because interviews after the game are always brief. Richard Sherman was invited to sit in the sideline booth with the commentators after the game and he talked for around 5-10 minutes more. Obviously the network wasn't afraid of him.

His comments were childish and lousy sportsmanship, but treating them like an outrage is a bit much.

As for sponsors, they'd probably love it if football players acted more like pro wrestlers in interviews.

#22 | Posted by rcade at 2014-01-20 10:45 AM | Reply | Flag:

Bill Belichick says Wes Welker deliberately took out Aqib Talib

ftw.usatoday.com

#23 | Posted by Corky at 2014-01-20 10:58 AM | Reply | Flag:

I wasn't outraged by Sherman. My reaction was pretty much "If this is the way this jerk acts when he wins then I'd rather see him lose next time..."

I don't understand the people who are making a big deal about this or posting racist crap on Twitter directed at Sherman.

But at the same time, I don't understand the people in the media (ESPN and Deadspin mostly) who are praising Sherman and insisting that what he did was "entertaining" either.

Its not the end of the world but its not particularly interesting either.

#24 | Posted by Sully at 2014-01-20 11:03 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

I don't know how the refs didn't call the play on Welker. I know they never call picks but, that was a block.

#25 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-01-20 11:05 AM | Reply | Flag:

the comments by Sherman will just add more fuel to the fire when he gets burned by a receiver, especially on the road.

he'll probably, at some point, take back the slam against Crabtree and recognize it as classless.

But I wouldn't expect that retraction until after the Superbowl.

#26 | Posted by eberly at 2014-01-20 11:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman was carted off the field with what appeared to be a devastating knee injury on a catch near the goal line.

Coach Jim Harbaugh said after game that the preliminary diagnosis was a torn ACL, according to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. It appeared Bowman intercepted the pass, but the play was ruled a completion for the Seahawks, who subsequently fumbled the ensuing snap and lost the ball.

www.nfl.com

I thought for sure it was broken.

#27 | Posted by Corky at 2014-01-20 11:10 AM | Reply | Flag:

I wasn't outraged by Sherman. My reaction was pretty much "If this is the way this jerk acts when he wins then I'd rather see him lose next time..."

That was how I reacted as well. It was a moment to celebrate with his teammates and the fans, but he only cared about settling scores over things people had said before the game. That's sad.

He is, though, the best cornerback in the league.

#28 | Posted by rcade at 2014-01-20 11:14 AM | Reply | Flag:

#27 | POSTED BY CORKY

That was very ugly, I couldn't take the replays. I'd be shocked if that wasn't a career ender.

#29 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-01-20 11:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

Sherman came off like a goon. It's sad that he and the refs are the only thing people are talking about the day after the game. There were huge plays on both sides of the ball and I thought both games were very entertaining.

The Blackhawks/Bruins game earlier in the day was better than either of the football games though.

#30 | Posted by JOE at 2014-01-20 11:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

At least Wilson and Lynch had the courtesy to return the ball to the Niner's after the Refs blew Bowman's takeaway, lol.

Both these great young QB's gave up the ball more than once.

#31 | Posted by Corky at 2014-01-20 11:29 AM | Reply | Flag:

The Blackhawks/Bruins game earlier in the day was better than either of the football games though.

I thought the Niners/Seahawks game was pretty great. None of the divisional round games was close, nor was Broncos/Pats, so we were due a good one.

#32 | Posted by rcade at 2014-01-20 12:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

Everything you need to know about Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman

Read more at
www.philly.com

#33 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-01-20 12:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

Sherman is a very good player...brash..always talking trash. He tries to degrade everyone he needs to cover, if anything, to get into their head. If he does that, he succeeds.

Humility isn't his strong suit. Vicious rant?

Like Dizzy Dean said.."It ain't braggin' if you can back it up."

#34 | Posted by drewinnj at 2014-01-20 12:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

I think Sherman did right. It's called competition for a reason. I think all this controversy over it is just America losing it's edge.

#35 | Posted by boaz at 2014-01-20 01:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

I think Sherman did right. It's called competition for a reason. I think all this controversy over it is just America losing it's edge.

#35 | Posted by boaz at 2014-01-20 01:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

Acting like a jerk after you win doesn't make you more competitive, it just makes you a jerk. Especially true in a team sport.

Plus, if you really think about what he's saying, its utter nonsense. He may be very good at his job but the fact is that he does get beat sometimes and guys do catch TDs on him. The play he was boating about wasn't a great throw either.

#36 | Posted by Sully at 2014-01-20 01:54 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

I don't think his rant was a big deal I guess b/c I've come to learn there are some guys that make everything about themselves. I've learned that when some players do their job and make a play they have to celebrate that they did what they were supposed to do. Sherman is a good corner but, it's not like he is the best to ever play. He couldn't hold Deon Sanders jock strap.

#37 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-01-20 02:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

Richard Sherman writes a column for MMQB about last night's game. Some of it presumes the reader is an idiot -- "I ran over to Crabtree to shake his hand but he ignored me" is followed later by "A lot of what I said to Andrews was adrenaline talking, and some of that was Crabtree. I just don't like him. " -- but most of it makes him sound like one of the more interesting players to reach the Super Bowl stage in a while.

#38 | Posted by rcade at 2014-01-20 02:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

I just hope there is more of this to come from other players. If there is one thing that would make the NFL more interesting, it would be less BS rhetoric/cliches from players/coaches and more WWE style pre-fight trash talking right into the camera. Took me back to the old days of Randy Savage: OOOOOOOO-yyyyyeaaaaaahhhh!!!! OOOOOOOO-yyyyyeaaaaaahhhh!!!!

#39 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-01-20 02:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

So not only is Richard Sherman a thug but a liar to boot. Video shows you can take the boy out of Compton but you can't take the Compton out of the boy.

#40 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-01-20 02:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

He was less influenced by Compton, and more influenced by Stanford, IMO.

He's demeanor was right in line with that crazy, POS Jim Harbaugh. How that god damn thug remains employed is beyond me.

;-)

#41 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-01-20 02:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

#41 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11

Note: that it is the Seahawks that have the highest numbers of penalties per game, not Jim Harbaugh's 49ers.

#42 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-01-20 02:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

Yeah but tough guy Harbaugh cries constantly and over reacts to every call that doesn't go his way. Glad to see him lose.

#43 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-01-20 02:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

#42 | POSTED BY PANEOCON

I meant it in jest, PANE. LOL.

I like Jim Harbaugh very much. Wish the Chargers had gone after him instead of sticking with Norv Turner for an extra, wasted year. We loved him as our starting QB, but he was in his waining years. Both Harbaughs are awesome coaches and the 49ers are lucky to have one.

#44 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-01-20 02:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

nice to see #1 offense vs #1 defense..should be a classic

i like how washington and colorado both legalize weed and the football gods rewarded them with a super bowl.... whoever wins...it's 420 time!

#45 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2014-01-20 02:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

Yeah but tough guy Harbaugh cries constantly and over reacts to every call that doesn't go his way. Glad to see him lose.

#43 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-01-20 02:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

I don't like Harbaugh for his antics but I dislilke Carroll more because he was such a scumbag at USC. Seattle has the most PED suspensions in the league since Carroll took over and it wouldn't surprise me one bit if the correlation is more than a coincidence. The guy is a known cheat.

Really Harbaugh's overanimated act wouldn't bother me much at all if he weren't on record as encouraging his team to trash talk and act like idiots. If that's the kind of operation you're running, then don't flip out over penalties because undisciplined teams get penalized.

Although I will say there were some horrible calls that didn't go SFs way yesterday.

#46 | Posted by Sully at 2014-01-20 02:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

Matt Drudge posted "The Pot Bowl" as it's top headline yesterday.

GOOD! Underlying message here?

#47 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-01-20 02:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

Sully, I can't stand Carroll. The guy is a grade A d-bag. He and Harbaugh kind of cancel each other out. I'm hoping for a really good SB between the #1 offense and #1 defense

#48 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-01-20 03:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

Acting like a jerk after you win doesn't make you more competitive, it just makes you a jerk.

Don't use the "jerk" word, man. It's the universal woman's word when she knows she's a woman and she's mad nature has made man superior at something over her.

#49 | Posted by boaz at 2014-01-20 03:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

Don't use the "jerk" word, man. It's the universal woman's word when she knows she's a woman and she's mad nature has made man superior at something over her.

#49 | Posted by boaz at 2014-01-20 03:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

I've never heard of "jerk" being a women's word. Usually I prefer to say the longer version of the word but that often causes problems so I'll change it to "jergov" or "jagov" instead.

I've referred to women as jerks.

#50 | Posted by Sully at 2014-01-20 03:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

#38 | Posted by rcade
"Richard Sherman writes a column for MMQB about last night's game. Some of it presumes the reader is an idiot"

I'd say it presumes the reader has only seen the post-game rant.
Or has only seen video that starts with Sherman smacking Crabtree on the ass.

Here's a highlight video.
At 1:30 (end of the video), the first thing you'll see is Sherman holding his hand out.
"I ran over to Crabtree to shake his hand but he ignored me."

Let's also bear in mind that Crabtree shoved him in the face, so a little extra ire in the post-game rant is hardly unexpected.

#51 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-01-20 03:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

I would also add that the network got exactly what they wanted out of Sherman. He has a reputation as a trash talker and he responded how they wanted.

#52 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-01-20 03:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

Why can't they find gentlemen who deport themselves credibly in interviews to bash one another senseless in football?

#53 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-01-20 04:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

I think Sherman did right. It's called competition for a reason. I think all this controversy over it is just America losing it's edge.

#35 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2014-01-20 01:41 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Really?

Sure thing I remember all the great NFL players acting like dumb ass idiots in post game interviews....

Jerry Rice, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, Peyton Manning...etc.

Players that talk the way Sherman did in a national television interview are often good, but seldom will they elevate their game to be one of the greats.

I doubt he will ever get a second chance to express his opinions on national television ever again.

#54 | Posted by 726 at 2014-01-20 05:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

#51 | Posted by TheTom
"I'd say it presumes the reader has only seen the post-game rant.
Or has only seen video that starts with Sherman smacking Crabtree on the ass."

I should, in fairness, say that the above was an accurate description of myself, prior to looking into it.

#55 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-01-20 06:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

there is no excuse for his behavior...but when you're just another rich and spoiled jock, you think you can do and say anything....he's a prima donna punk, and he may be the best in the league at his position but why call the two people you just burned out as mediocre or whatever he said..doesn't that lower your so called accomplishment...he should have called them the absolute best but he still made the play...

#56 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-01-20 08:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

"A public personality can be black, talented, or arrogant, but he can't be any more than two of these traits at a time."

deadspin.com

#57 | Posted by rcade at 2014-01-20 10:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

#57 | POSTED BY RCADE

How does it feel to be in agreement with Rush Limbaugh?

Richard Sherman is a Smart Guy

I tell you, my e-mail lit up. I guess a lot of people's did, with reaction to Richard Sherman, the postgame interview with Erin Andrews, after the 49ers-Seahawks game.

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.

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.

I'm convinced that if people got to know Sherman they'd like him, based on the ability you have to get to know him. He came out of Compton, California, solid family despite that place being just an infested slum.

By the way, he taunted Crabtree. You know, you cannot make the choking gesture. You can't grab your neck and emulate choking yourself. It's a 15 yard-penalty. He did that while talking to Crabtree after the play. There's a history between the two. Anyway, Sherman's made himself the story. The only thing I want to say about it is, I'm not condoning it -- and I don't want to overdo this.

www.rushlimbaugh.com

#58 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-01-20 10:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

How does it feel to be in agreement with Rush Limbaugh?

Wrong on a deep, instinctive level, like seeing Bugs Bunny in a dress and finding it a little enticing.

#59 | Posted by rcade at 2014-01-20 10:30 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 6

#54 | Posted by 726
"I doubt he will ever get a second chance to express his opinions on national television ever again."

Allow me to go Full Namath: I guarantee he will.

#60 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-01-20 10:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

"A public personality can be black, talented, or arrogant, but he can't be any more than two of these traits at a time."

Hmmm. A public personality can be white, male, heterosexual, Christian and straight, but not more than three of those traits at a time.

#61 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-01-20 10:47 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#59 | POSTED BY RCADE

Very Funny

#62 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-01-20 10:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Wrong on a deep, instinctive level, like seeing Bugs Bunny in a dress and finding it a little enticing."

That was YOU Rcade???
I need to go to confession ASAP.

#63 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-01-20 11:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

-- and I don't want to overdo this.

Can you say, "Donovan McNabb"?

Cost him last time he opened his mouth about black athletes.

#64 | Posted by Corky at 2014-01-21 12:04 AM | Reply | Flag:

A public personality can be white, male, heterosexual, Christian and straight, but not more than three of those traits at a time.

Heterosexual and straight?
You are really strict, Diablo.

#65 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-01-21 04:52 AM | Reply | Flag:

"A public personality can be black, talented, or arrogant, but he can't be any more than two of these traits at a time."

Mind as well say "If you criticize a black celebrity for idiotic public behavior, I will accuse you of racism." Basically saying the same thing.

Let's say the following is true about you: You saw the interview yourself. You didn't grow up in a cave so you know that he acted like an ass and that acting that way in public draws criticism.

What are you to make of some gossip columnist from Deadspin trying desperately to turn this into a racial issue?

Probably not much other than to lament the fact that complete drivel can pass as wisdom if it has the correct political spin to it.

#66 | Posted by sully at 2014-01-21 09:23 AM | Reply | Flag:

there is more comment about what sherman said than what happened when treat williams smacked sherman in the face when teams were shaking hands at end of game against the redskins-sherman took it and didn't whine he just asked why----sherman is a very bright guy(stanford grad)but bright guys don't get the note thugs and malcontents do-sherman is jus sayin look at me

#67 | Posted by lastomykind at 2014-01-21 12:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

What are you to make of some gossip columnist from Deadspin trying desperately to turn this into a racial issue?

I think there's some truth to what the Deadspin writer is saying. Look around Twitter and sports message boards. Sherman's actions are being viewed differently by a sizable chunk of people because he's black.

#68 | Posted by rcade at 2014-01-21 02:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

Sherman's action are poor sportsmanship and it is amazing anyone is supporting him.

#69 | Posted by moneywar at 2014-01-21 02:52 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

I enjoyed the interview. Sure, Sherman looked like an idiot and sounded like a teenage punk. But so what?

What do you think every athlete sounds like after a game? I think they sound redundant and insincere. We finally get the true feelings of a player after the game and people deride him. HA!

Apparently you folks haven't had to deal with the likes of Norv Turner or Bill Belicheck. The crap rhetoric that is spewed from their mouths after every game makes me wonder why A) people listen; B) reporters ask them ANYTHING AT ALL!

Like I said up thread, bring on more of this attitude! If there was anything entertaining about the old school WWF (WWE) it was the pre-fight trash talking. NFL should thank Sherman. You just know for a FACT Seahawks v. 49ers Monday Night football game is going to be just THAT much more interesting next year.

If only Philip Rivers would go off the handle like that!

#70 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-01-21 02:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

#68 | Posted by rcade
"Look around Twitter and sports message boards. Sherman's actions are being viewed differently by a sizable chunk of people because he's black."

Don't have to look around Twitter and sports message boards.
Just scroll up.

#71 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-01-21 03:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

Sherman's action are poor sportsmanship and it is amazing anyone is supporting him.

#69 | Posted by moneywar

Interviewing a player known for his ego a minute after he makes the game-winning play -- and expecting him to be all genteel at that time -- is flat stupid.

#72 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-01-21 09:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

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