NFL star makes big play, talks bigger

<p> <font size="2"> <font size="2">The NFC champions Seahawks will play AFC champions Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium.</font> </font> </p><p></p><p></p>

Seconds after making the game-saving play to send Seattle to the Super Bowl, Seahawks cornerback
Richard Sherman proved he was just warming up.


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


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 a rant that began: "I'm the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you gonna get. Don't you ever talk about me!"

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Post-interview, Crabtree responded via Twitter. "Film don't lie... @nflnetwork @espn pull up the tape of that game and show me where this guy is the best? ," Crabtree posted @KingCrab15.

Not without the last word, Sherman offered his rebuttal: "There was a lot of talk before the game.... Now I'm the bad guy lol.... Well if u judge my character on the field ....So many glass houses," he posted @RSherman_25.

The NFC champions Seahawks will play AFC champions Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium.

(The Associated Press contributed to this article.)


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