Justin Verlander on Richard Sherman: 'If he played baseball he would get a high and tight fastball'

Monday January 20th, 2014

Justin Verlander: Not a fan of Richard Sherman. (AP Photo) Justin Verlander: Not a fan of Richard Sherman. (AP Photo)

The sports world was quick to react to Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's all-time postgame interview on Sunday after the Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.

At the top of his lungs, Sherman shouted to Fox Sports' Erin Andrews that he was the best cornerback in the NFL and trashed the play of 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree. Sherman broke up a pass in the end zone intended for Crabtree that would have positioned the 49ers to take the lead with less than 30 seconds remaining on Sunday.

Justin Verlander, the Detroit Tigers pitcher, was not impressed with Sherman's bravado:

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, on the other hand, came to Sherman's defense:

As did Duke Ihenacho, the Denver Broncos safety who will be going up against Sherman's Seahawks in the Super Bowl:

For her part, Andrews, who conducted the interview, tweeted that Sherman was "candid":

Here's video of the interview:

Richard Sherman calls out Michael Crabtree in all-time postgame interview
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