Tweeters including Samuel L. Jackson bark up wrong Crabtree
Tom Crabtree (left), Richard Sherman, Michael Crabtree (right). Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/USA TODAY Sports
It seems that former Packers and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Tom Crabtree had to endure a bit of a long night after a guy with his same last name not only lost the NFC Championship Game, but became the unintended object of a WWE-like rant by a winning Seattle Seahawk. He also had an interesting interaction during the game with actor Samuel L. Jackson.
49ers receiver Michael Crabtree was the target of what could have been a game-winning touchdown pass in the final seconds, but Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman tipped the pass, leading to an interception.
Tom Crabtree got inundated by tweets after the game.
I feel bad for former Packer Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) who is just getting CRUSHED with hate intended for MICHAEL Crabtree.— Jay Kosier (@Maluhaka) January 20, 2014
You haven't experienced awkward until you've received dozens of insults intended for a man with a name similar to yours.— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) January 20, 2014
Well, someone has in recent years, the voice of the Baltimore Ravens, Gerry Sandusky. No, not THAT Jerry Sandusky (imprisoned for the incidents at Penn State).
Anyway, Tom Crabtree had fun with it, too.
Oh. I mean.....YES! I am Michael Crabtree! Welcome, new followers!— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) January 20, 2014
Am i the modern day Steve Bartman?— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) January 20, 2014
.@RSherman_25 You didn't cover me that whole game (bc i was in bed cuddling my pug)— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) January 20, 2014
.@mitchsherman Great job playing corner for the Seahawks tonight!— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) January 20, 2014
Sherman, by the way, was a bit loud and not-so-subtle about his thoughts after the game.
There's a bonus! Tom Crabtree "gets into it" with Samuel L. Jackson.
.@SamuelLJackson i'm your grown ass man— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) January 20, 2014