Richard Sherman has a Peyton Manning-level crowd. This worked out perfectly for him: pic.twitter.com/MGm59ZUDOb— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) January 28, 2014
Sherman's actual interview was far less memorable than the postgame rant that made him a household name, however. He reiterated that he regrets calling Michael Crabtree "mediocre," and said that Muhammad Ali was his childhood idol.
Richard Sherman says Muhammad Ali became his idol and role model because that was his dad's idol.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) January 28, 2014
Also, because this is Media Day, someone asked Sherman about Justin Bieber, because this is a very important issue.
Someone asked Richard Sherman if he had anything to say to/about Justin Bieber. After cracking up Sherman just replied "I don't" #MediaDay— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 28, 2014
There was also this thing.
Woman just yelled at Sherman that pro athletes are the reason women become strippers.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 28, 2014
In the end, Sherman was upstaged by his own teammate. Running back Marshawn Lynch left his podium after just six minutes, one day after suggesting that he would skip the event altogether. Deion Sanders tracked him down on NFL Network and got some memorable soundbites.
Marshawn Lynch, asked if he doesn't like to talk: "I'm just bout that action, boss"— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) January 28, 2014
Sherman, for his part, thinks he could teach Lynch a thing or two about talking to the media.
Sherman on Lynch: "I'm going to teach him how to elaborate more in his interviews." Good luck, Richard.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 28, 2014