There's not a lot of things in sports that arouses a stronger reaction than an athlete who not only talks his shit, but also backs it up. That's Richard Sherman. The season's leader in interceptions came through when it mattered again when he tipped Colin Kaepernick's intended end zone pass for Michael Crabtree. The ball fell into Malcolm Smith's hands for the interception to clinch the Seahawks' 23-17 win over the 49ers.

The play isn't what everybody is talking about, however. In an interview that came out of a WWE heel's skit, Sherman threw some verbal haymakers at Crabtree's direction: "When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you gon' get! Don't you ever talk about me!" The only thing missing was the theme music.

The outburst drew a response from a lot of tweeters, particularly folks from the Sports Twitter world. Here are some of the best ones. And for reference, Michael Crabtree is NOT tight end Tom Crabtree, who's obviously not in the playoffs since he plays for the Buccaneers.

Get out of his mentions:

Anyway, here's the rest:

The reactions included this incredibly racist tweet from Brian Blackwell (who deleted it after the damage was done): "Someone needs to introduce Richard Sherman to George Zimmerman.#ThugLifeOver". Of course that comment did not go over well.

Guess everybody can agree who's going to get ethered the most if he loses the Super Bowl.

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