Colin Kaepernick took some shots at Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman and said there was "not a chance" he would root for the Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos.
The 49ers quarterback appeared on KNBR and ESPN's Mike and Mike Show on Thursday, sounding relaxed and in good spirits. He said he didn't regret the fourth quarter pass to Michael Crabtree in the right corner of the end zone that was broken up by Sherman to decide the NFC Championship Game, saying he would take that same chance "10 times over again."
"I do wish I had thrown a better ball," he said on the Mike and Mike program. "If I throw it a foot further, we're playing this week and not Seattle.
"We've got a one-on-one matchup, and I'll take Crabtree on Sherman every day of the week."
Kaepernick was asked about Sherman's showboating and his postgame rant, and the 49ers quarterback wasn't impressed with the way the former Stanford star conducted himself.
"To me it was ridiculous," Kaepernick said on ESPN. "But if that's what you need to do to feel like you're the better player... if you have to tell everyone you're the best corner in the league, go ahead and tell them.
"Crabtree will step on the field every time, and he'll go for 100 (yards) half the time. People forget we went for 100 yards on Sherman the year before. But if that's something he needs to do, go right ahead. We're going to come out and play football against you next year."
Kaepernick called the rivalry with the Seahawks "a great rivalry for the NFL" and said he has a lot of friends on the Seattle team. "I wish them good luck in the Super Bowl this week," he said.
Asked by Mike and Mike if he would be rooting for the Seahawks, Kaepernick emphatically replied, "Not a chance! Not a chance."
He added that he did not intend to watch the game.
"It's just too close to home for me," Kaepernick said.