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Sherman slams Crabtree

Richard Sherman delivered an epic post-game rant after the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, calling out San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Sherman, who deflected a Colin Kaepernick pass that led to the game-clinching interception, also got in Crabtree's face in the games closing seconds. Sherman on Monday apologized in a text message to ESPN's Ed Werder and addressed the issue on ESPN Radio. Did you like Sherman's post-game tirade? Was his apology sincere? Do you expect more trash talk ahead of the Super Bowl?

How do you feel about Richard Sherman's televised post game comments about Michael Crabtree?

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  • Do you believe Richard Sherman's apology for his Michael Crabtree comments was sincere?

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  • What is your opinion of Richard Sherman?

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  • Is Richard Sherman the best corner in the NFL?

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  • What kind of wide receiver is Michael Crabtree?

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  • What do you expect out of Richard Sherman in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl vs. the Broncos?

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  • Which unit has the edge in the Super Bowl?

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The Super Bowl XLVII matchup is set with the Ravens and 49ers squaring off in New Orleans on Feb. 3. Ray Lewis will be there for the final game of his storied 17-year career with the Ravens, as will Colin Kaepernick making just his 10th career start at quarterback for the 49ers. Throw in some top-notch wide receivers (Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree), tight ends (Vernon Davis, Dennis Pitta) and running backs (Frank Gore, Ray Rice) and we've got a pretty even matchup, with SportsNation giving the slight edge to the Niners. How do the best players in the Super Bowl stack up? Click the images to cast your votes.

Super Bowl XLVII players

Anquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin

Ravens WR

Michael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree

49ers WR

Vernon Davis

Vernon Davis

49ers TE

Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco

Ravens QB

Frank Gore

Frank Gore

49ers RB

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

49ers QB

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis

Ravens LB

Dennis Pitta

Dennis Pitta

Ravens TE

Ray Rice

Ray Rice

Ravens RB

Aldon Smith

Aldon Smith

49ers LB

Torrey Smith

Torrey Smith

Ravens WR

Patrick Willis

Patrick Willis

49ers LB

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We may not have the Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning matchup in the AFC Championship Game much of SportsNation wanted to see, but both championship games are loaded with talent. Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez are hoping to end their careers on top, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is two games away from winning a Super Bowl in his 10th career start, and Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan's 0-for-3 record in the playoffs is history after a thrilling 30-28 victory over the Seahawks. How do the best players remaining in the NFL playoffs stack up? Click the images to vote.

Super Bowl XLVII players

John Abraham

John Abraham

Falcons DE

Anquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin

Ravens WR

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Patriots QB

Michael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree

49ers WR

Vernon Davis

Vernon Davis

49ers TE

Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco

Ravens QB

Tony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez

Falcons TE

Frank Gore

Frank Gore

49ers RB

Julio Jones

Julio Jones

Falcons WR

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

49ers QB

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis

Ravens LB

Brandon Lloyd

Brandon Lloyd

Patriots WR

Jerod Mayo

Jerod Mayo

Patriots LB

Dennis Pitta

Dennis Pitta

Ravens TE

Ray Rice

Ray Rice

Ravens RB

Stevan Ridley

Stevan Ridley

Patriots RB

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Falcons QB

Aldon Smith

Aldon Smith

49ers LB

Torrey Smith

Torrey Smith

Ravens WR

Michael Turner

Michael Turner

Falcons RB

Wes Welker

Wes Welker

Patriots WR

Roddy White

Roddy White

Falcons WR

Patrick Willis

Patrick Willis

49ers LB

Danny Woodhead

Danny Woodhead

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Braylon Edwards allegedly decks one of LeBron James' friends and gets traded to the Jets. Michael Crabtree, with Hammer along for the ride, finally signs with the 49ers a month into the regular season. Likely first-round pick Dez Bryant is ruled ineligible for the rest of the season at Oklahoma State for violating NCAA bylaws.

And all of this in a week when Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens have been quiet.

The point? It's not difficult to find wide receivers capable of making headlines. Getting the guys who make plays consistently is a bit more challenging.

Scouts Inc. has put together a list of the best wide receivers in the game, but with Owens fading and Marvin Harrison gone, what are we to make of the current crop of receivers? Have Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Johnson taken over at the top?

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