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Erin Andrews on Sherman: 'He lost his mind and it was awesome' (VIDEO)
It's not like Erin Andrews deserved an apology. Or any sympathy, really. But you kind of felt bad for her, right? It was awkward and bizarre at first to see Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman barking his way through a quick, cut-short, post-game one-on-one with the FOX sideline reporter, and it was Andrews who nabbed the quote heard 'round the football world.
Since Sunday, we've focused on Richard Sherman. We've focused on his past and his antics and whether or not he was right to say what he did, that San Francisco's Michael Crabtree was a "sorry receiver" and that he was the best cornerback in the game. Sherman has responded, in the form of an apology and a well-written personal blog for SI's Peter King. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told Sherman, if you're going to keep it toned up, at least turn it to your teammates.
And on Monday, Erin Andrews let her thoughts be known to radio jock and Sunday Night Football host Dan Patrick. And guess what? She loved it.
"That whole moment... it was seconds after he had a career-defining, game-changing moment," Andrews told Patrick. "He never threatened me. He never cussed at me or the camera.
"He lost his mind and it was awesome for once."
In between the quotes above, Andrews also expressed her appreciation for Sherman's passionated interviewed as it was one of those rare, made-for-TV moments where an athlete doesn't speak in reserved cliches.
"(To) the people that are shocked about this and upset: Dan, how much have you and I wanted a moment like that, where an athlete didn't say, 'We're playing Seahawks ball, we're taking it game-by-game, play-by-play?'"
"It was just so much raw, candid emotion at once."