The Seattle Seahawks cornerback dressed up like Harry Potter for his press conference at the VMAC on Wednesday, making the point that defensive wizardry is the norm for the team.
“When you’re a wizard, like we are out here, sometimes you have to show it to the Muggles out in the world,” Sherman said. “We’ve got a lot of wizards. My son’s a wizard. Earl Thomas does some magical things. Michael Bennett is Black Santa, but he’s also a wizard.”
There was certainly something near-magical about the defense’s performance against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Seahawks’ defense was on the field for more than 46 minutes, but gave up only six points in the 6-6 tie.
Sherman said he and the rest of the defense were so spent that he doesn’t remember much from after the game. He said his legs started giving him out in the third quarter, and that he had a fever and was shivering.
“Five quarters of football is pretty tough, but Quidditch – the beaters, the chasers, trying to find the golden snitch, things like that, that’s tough,” he said. “Five quarters of football though, in the elements, I’d say it takes the cake.”