September 15, 2009

Word of the Day: Crabtree

"I want my money now!"

Crabtree, noun: A professional athlete that thinks he's worth more money than what the team is offering.

Usage Example: Back in 1997 the Philadelphia Phillies drafted J.D. Drew. Drew's agent Scott Boras said his client wouldn't sign for anything less than $10 million. The Phillies didn't offer him the $10 million to Drew and he decided to play for the independent league team St. Paul Saints.

Word Origin: Here is the deal with Crabtree. Before the draft everyone said Crabtree was the best receiver. So Crabtree thinks he should be paid like the best receiver from the draft. Only one problem though, not a single team drafted him until the 49ers took him with the 10th pick. Now Crabtree believes he should be paid like the first receiver chosen, when the Raiders chose Darius Heyward-Bey.

Crabtree has been sucked in by his own hype. He believes the NFL slotting system that pays rookies doesn't pertain to him and he should be paid like a top 5 pick. Crabtree is budging on the money that he wants. And with every game that Crabtree misses, the 49ers keep reducing their offer. If Michael Crabtree ever plays for the 49ers, it will be a miracle.


  1. Ugh. I remember Drew and Boras wanting more money from the Phillies. I'm glad they didn't give it to him.

  2. Me too, Jay. And not only that, but I also feel that he did not want to play for the Phillies because they were a horrible losing franchise then. Drew may have gotten his ring in 07, but it brings a smile on my face to know that that douche bag was not on the Phillies 08 team. And what I would give to rub that in his face....

    /Despises J.D. Drew'd