Ever since his rant after the NFC championship game, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has made it clear that he’s not too fond of San Fracisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree. Crabtree’s refusal to shake Sherman’s hand after a pivotal play was more than just unsportsman-like conduct. It was disrespectful and not the kind gesture Sherman is tolerating. If you think the disdain for Crabtree is over, think again. 

In an article on bleacherreport.com Richard Sherman will appear on the Discovery Channel’s American Muscle where he’ll talk about his feelings about Crabtree:

It’s much more of just I don’t like the dude. You know what I’m saying. And I think he’s sorry. So it’s really what it comes down to.

It was a solid game, and I knew he was going to be a little punk and walk off. He wasn’t going to come shake hands after the game, so I was like ‘alright, I’ll get you right before it. Good game.’

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We had a little [beef] outside. Me and him had a little outside, a little something. I’m [gonn]a ruin that boy. 

It’s just about him, it’s just about Crabtree.

It’s not going to be something that goes away. I hope to play him every year for the rest of my career and choke him out. There’s not much else I can say about the subject. Nobody will understand it but him and me. That’s all that needs to understand.

It’s no surprise that Sherman doesn’t like Crabtree, but what is a bit interesting is that his level of anger against Crabtree remains. I think people like the “drama” that unfolds between competitive athletes because it adds excitement to the game, but this may be a bit more personal. Perhaps Sherman should stop commenting about Crabtree, and let his game speak for him.

No, it’s not that Sherman is a bad athlete. In fact, he’s proven that he’s dedicated, talented and spirited. He’s a team player, so whether or not people “like” Sherman, you have to respect how he approaches the game. Still, continuing to disparage Crabtree in the media when he claims to be the better athlete diminishes Sherman.

It will however, make us want to watch the match-up of the Seahawks. vs the 49ers on Thanksgiving Day and on December 14th.

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

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