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As America prepares for a game that is consistently the single most-watched sporting event of the year, on Friday evening Piers Morgan welcomes the man tasked with headlining four hours of network coverage leading up to kickoff.
As host of the FOX network's NFL show, come Sunday at 2 p.m. Curt Menefee will be sharing his third down thoughts and pigskin perspective, while much of the nation sits glued to their televisions.
With that in mind, Morgan asked his guest about another man of the microphone, a certain brash defensive back for the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks.
"I've gotten to know Richard Sherman over the years and the thing that surprises me is, first of all, that almost two weeks later, people [are] still are talking [about] this incident," says Menefee, of the impassioned interview given to Erin Andrews following Seattle's win over the San Francisco 49ers. "If you look at it - I know you played the tape - he didn't threaten anybody ... he didn't swear ... he said he's the best."
As a broadcaster who relishes a polarizing television moment, the very market that will host Super Bowl XLVIII, Menefee found Sherman's emotional display to be refreshing change from the traditionally trite soundbite:
"We always talk about athletes being cliched and boring and whatever happened to the guys that stepped out there," he tells the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "Well, he talked about himself and said, 'hey, I'm the best,' and everybody flipped out and went nuts for two weeks. I don't get it."
Watch the clip for more of Morgan's interview with the host of Sunday's pre-game show, and for the full interview with Menefee, including his Super Bowl prediction, watch CNN at 9 p.m.
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