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Celebrating the anniversary of Richard Sherman’s viral ‘The Tip’ interview with Erin Andrews

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It was one of the most historic moments in Seattle Seahawks history.

In the 2013 NFC Championship game between the No. 5 seeded San Francisco 49ers and No. 1. seeded Seahawks, then Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman tipped a pass intended for Michael Crabtree in the end zone leading to a Malcolm Smith interception in the final minute. This crucial play helped the Seahawks seal the win over the 49ers and Seattle went to Super Bowl XLVIII

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But after a wild finish, Sherman took to the sideline for a postgame interview with Erin Andrews, and he was heated.

The Seahawks legend proceeded to scream into the camera about how he’s the best cornerback in the NFL and why 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree should never try him. 

"I'm the best corner in the game," Sherman said. "When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you're going to get. Don't you ever talk about me."

 

That epic post-game rant happened on Jan. 19, 2014, just seven years ago from Tuesday. 

Sherman was ripped on social media for the interview following the game, but these are the sports moments we live for. The star cornerback has since apologized to Andrews for the instantly iconic interview and the two hugged it out on the field last season.

Following the infamous interview, Sherman and the Seahawks went on to defeat the Peyton Manning-led Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

But in 2017, the fifth-round pick by the Seahawks, agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal to join the, you guessed it, San Francisco 49ers.

Years later, he’s still trying to earn the love of the 49ers fanbase, but Seahawks fans will forever remember the tip and the interview that ensued as one of the greatest moments in Seattle sports history.