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As we all get ready to endure a Super Bowl surely to be filled with plenty of heartwarming stories about the
Harbleah Harbaugh brothers, camera shots of Colin Kaepernick kissing his biceps with a dorky smile on his face, and Ray Lewis bawling uncontrollably at the 50-yard line (conveniently surrounded by a couple dozen cameras), Seahawks fans sit at home asking themselves, “what if?”
Instead of driving ourselves insane with the thought that Russell Wilson could be preparing for the first ever Super Bowl won by a rookie quarterback, it’s a better idea to look back at what made the 2012-2013 so memorable, and, really, quite improbable.
9) The Richard Sherman saga, part one
If there’s one thing I learned this season, it’s that Richard Sherman can (and will) do whatever the heck he wants.
Last October, when Sherman picked off a Tom Brady pass with 4:52 left in the third quarter of an eventual Seahawks win, Brady apparently told Sherman and safety Earl Thomas to "see him after the game when [the Patriots] win.”
Well, Sherman did, and posted this since deleted picture on his Twitter page:
After the game, Sherman told reporters that “every TV timeout, I went up and said it right to [Brady]: 'Please keep trying me. I'm going to take it from you.'”
From that point on, Richard Sherman led the league in hatred from opposing fans for a cornerback. And I think he’s okay with that.