Jan 28, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) is interviewed during Media Day for Super Bowl XLIII at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl 48 Media Day: Richard Sherman humbled by Muhammad Ali comparisons


Richard Sherman was going to be the top focus of Super Bowl 48 Media Day on Tuesday, we all knew this coming in. Ever since his infamous post-game rant on Michael Crabtree following the NFC Championship Game, he’s been the focus of a good portion of the entire sports world.

The way he carries himself by not only talking trash, but backing it up in his trade, has even led some to draw comparisons to the greatest trash-talkers of all time, Muhammad Ali.

Sherman was asked about that on Tuesday, and he responded by stating how obviously humbling it is to be compared to someone the stature of the greatest boxer of all time.

“It’s very humbling,” Sherman said. “It’s very humbling to be compared to Muhammad Ali because of all of the serious ridicule that he went through, the serious racial degradation and stigmas that he had to fight, the stereotypes that he had to fight against.

Before anyone jumps to any conclusions, we know that Sherman isn’t at the point in his NFL career yet that Ali was in the boxing world in his prime, but he’s inching his way toward that level.

If he’s able to play an integral part in shutting down Denver’s vaunted passing attack on Sunday, then he would almost certainly cement himself as the best corner in the game–and I’m sure he won’t be afraid to let you know that.

 

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