Richard Sherman slams New York City mayor Bill de Blasio in hilarious "SNL" cold open

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is joined by running back Marshawn Lynch and coach Pete Carroll

By Sarah Gray
Published February 1, 2015 3:34PM (EST)
"SNL" cold open           (Saturday Night Live)
"SNL" cold open (Saturday Night Live)

"Saturday Night Live" began with a Super Bowl themed cold open. Seattle Seahawks teammates Richard Sherman (Jay Pharoah) and Marshawn Lynch (Kenan Thompson) sat down with coach Pete Carroll (Taran Killam) to discuss the big game, along with the Patriots' "deflategate" scandal.

Sherman began by "verbally assaulting somebody who has already lost," and in this case that was Mayor Bill de Blasio. Sherman slammed the mayor over the recent blizzard that wasn't. "I've seen bigger blizzards at Dairy Queen!" Watch below:

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