10:20 AM - January 21, 2014 by MMChrisS
Most would agree that the game itself is the most exciting part of playoff football. But once in a while the drama that goes on behind the scenes and under the helmets finds a way to leak out into the public's eye. Granted emotions were flying high for Seattle after clinching a spot in the Super Bowl, but Richard Sherman's on-camera outburst during his post-game interview was a little awkward and off-putting to many.
Many NFL players (see: Peyton Manning) have almost perfected the ability to keep an image of calm in the midst of the most stressful and emotional times. A large portion of last night's audience reacted to Sherman's excitement by calling him classless -- and admittedly that was my first reaction. But keep in mind, we're talking about a Stanford graduate who looked directly into the camera and spoke without swearing. For many fans however, Sherman just personified the type of "attitude" people like to cheer against (or for?) when we want to tune in but don't have a dog in the fight.
Sound Off: Which NFL player personalities impact the teams you root for or against?