Back in January of this year, The Inquisitr reported that Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman went off during a post-game interview with reporter Erin Andrews following the team’s win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship.
During the interview, Sherman told Erin Andrews that he was “the best corner in the game,” and he heavily criticized 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree.
Following the interview, Andrews took to Twitter to say that Sherman’s response was “candid” after he and the team won “an emotional game.”
Richard Sherman gave a candid response seconds after an emotional game..looking forward to a great Super Bowl matchup
— Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) January 20, 2014
With the 2014-2015 football season just around the corner, HuffPost Live decided to revisit that moment with Erin Andrews. As she recalled, when Sherman began yelling into the microphone, Andrews knew that it would gain a lot of attention afterward.
“No athletes do this,” Andrews said. “We want them to do this.”
Erin Andrews then recalled that the Fox Sports president, Eric Shanks, talked to her afterward and said the Sherman interview is just an example of why post-game interviews exist.
“He just said, ‘This is why we do interviews. We hope for something like this,'” she noted.
The concerned look Andrews gave made people think that she was “petrified” or that the Seahawks player had scared her, she noted. That wasn’t the case.
“My reaction was, ‘Oh, God, I better have a really good follow-up question, or I’m going to be crucified,'” she said.
During his rant, Erin Andrews said that she knew Sherman was talking about Crabtree, since she had talked to him the night before, and he gave his opinion of the 49ers receiver then. But since the rest of the world wasn’t in the same room as Andrews, she thought it would be best to clarify for them after the Seahawks player shouted, “Don’t you ever talk about me!”
“I sat there and I thought, ‘Do I ask the follow-up question that I have ready to go that has nothing to do with this, or do we stay on this?'” she said. “And once he kept going and kept going, I was like, ‘I know who he’s talking about, but I want to make sure everybody at home does, too.'”
But Erin Andrews mentioned that she was still “upset” about how she “threw to Joe Buck.”
“I had my next question ready, I was getting ready to get into it, but I know Fox’s producers were looking out for me, and they didn’t want him to say a bad word on air, and they wanted it to go well,” Andrews continued. “I was getting ready to ask the next question, and they just said, ‘Get it to Joe! Get it to Joe!'”
Andrews believes she is the one who made the producers “look bad” because of the way she handed it off to Buck.
“That was just kind of my surprised, jerky, idiot way of doing that, and that’s what I’m upset about from that interview — myself,” she added. “Any other thing about it, I thought it was awesome.”
However, while Erin Andrews thinks she handled everything well, there is still one thing that bugs her.
“I’m just ticked off at myself that I didn’t throw it up to Joe smoother,” she reiterated.
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