Some Vikings offer Super Bowl picks, loyalties and Sherman opinions
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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman lit a fire under the world's NFL-watching audience following his Jan. 19 tipped pass that led to his team's NFC Championship-clinching interception.
While most of the Vikings' players reactions stemmed from that play, others offered their Super Bowl picks and loyalties via Twitter.
Why can't Sherman just celebrate with his teammates after that play? He makes a hell of a play then loses all respect..— Kyle Rudolph (@KyleRudolph82) January 20, 2014
And after Sherman's postgame interview...
I rest my case...— Kyle Rudolph (@KyleRudolph82) January 20, 2014
I really hope Peyton torches sherman!!!!— jerome felton (@jfelton45) January 20, 2014
Let's stop talking about this guy's antics. The attention reinforces the behavior. Much respect for Russell Wilson though, class act.— John Sullivan (@JASully65) January 20, 2014
Many fans may be rooting for or against Seattle based on these connections, including former Vikings players Tarvaris Jackson, Sidney Rice and Heath Farwell. At least one coach on each side has a tie to Minnesota in former Vikings OC and Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell and former Vikings linebacker and Broncos DC Jack Del Rio.
Percy Super Bowl MVP 💯
— TreyTrey (@sanford33) February 2, 2014
Harvin was traded away from the Vikings last season and has played in just two games this season, including the Nov. 17 win over the Vikings at CenturyLink Field. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Harvin, who signed a six-year, $67 million contract before this season, will play and predicts he'll be a 'major factor' in Sunday's game.
Fellow safety Andrew Sendejo wants more Sherman.
I want Sherman to have a walk off pick 6 to win the Super Bowl, win MVP, and have his own mic at the post game ceremony.— Andrew Sendejo (@Asendejo) January 20, 2014
Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd showed respect for his former defensive coordinator at the University of Florida and current Seahawks DC Dan Quinn, who was also reportedly a candidate for the Vikings head coaching job before they hired Mike Zimmer last month.
Congrats Dan Quin headed to Super Bowl #family— Sharrif Floyd (@sharriffloyd) January 20, 2014
Who you got? Kickoff is slated for 5:30 p.m. CT from MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.