Blazers’ Robin Lopez defends Seahawks’ Richard Sherman (VIDEO)

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Sunday belonged to the NFL as far as most sports fans were concerned, as the conference champions were decided and the Super Bowl matchup was set between the Broncos and the Seahawks.

Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman made headlines with his excited postgame rant on live television, but Robin Lopez, big man for the Blazers and fellow Stanford alum, defended Sherman a day later, saying that emotional investment is a large and acceptable part of professional sports.

Check out Lopez’s comments in the video clip above, and my two cents on the matter is this: There was nothing wrong with what Sherman said, although I think we can wait a few minutes after the final buzzer sounds to allow these guys to let some of the adrenaline drain before turning on the cameras and sticking the mic in front of their face.