Bad news for anyone hoping Seahawks CB Richard Sherman would provide any Super Bowl Media Day fireworks ; instead, it was a retired defensive back, the NFL Network’s Deion Sanders, who provided the day’s sole memorable moment after going toe to toe with….a Meadowlands publicist?
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman reports that Giants PR rep Pat Hanlon (above) ran afoul of Sanders after the former’s sneering response to Rich Eisen congratulating the latter on landing an interview with the reclusive Marshawn Lynch :
“Prime got him,” Hanlon said smiling. “Hey, they said Prime didn’t tackle anybody (when he played). Well, he just ‘tackled’ Marshawn Lynch… Sorry to bring that up. I’m a Giant.” While Hanlon was delivering the word, Faulk — who was taking this whole Lynch thing way too seriously — glared at the PR man.
“I’m about to go into Beast Mode (on Hanlon). Name one game when you didn’t see me (make tackles) — especially against the Giants. Show me the tape,” Sanders seethed. “See, I get offended when people say that.”
“When I think about you, I think about you breaking (kicker) Brad Daluiso’s leg (in 1999) returning a kickoff,” Hanlon said.
“Let’s not get off the subject,” Sanders shot back. “Name me one game… One game when you ever saw me cost my team anything? That (Deion Sanders) hit reel is 59 minutes long. If you want to be the last minute on that hit reel, you can.”
“We can replay the tape,” Hanlon said. “I didn’t say you didn’t tackle. I said THEY said you didn’t tackle.”
“Good, that’s a good way to get out of it,” Sanders said sarcastically. “Well done. That’s a good answer.”