Dated Cultural Punchline Joined Crabtree to Sign Contract

The Michael Crabtree business has finally come to its long-awaited end now that he's signed a six-year deal with the 49ers. No doubt it took a steady hand to guide such delicate, long-running negotiations. A sagacious person schooled in the art of financial discipline. ↵

↵Someone like M.C. Hammer. ↵

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↵ [Here's where the record scratch would come in.] ↵

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↵49ers beat reporter Matt Maiocco of the Press Democrat in Santa Rosa was the first to notice the bizarre presence of Stanley Kirk Burrell, better known to the world as once-megastar M.C. Hammer, during the contract talks between Crabtree and the Niners. ↵

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↵And wouldn't it be more wonderful if every high-profile player brought along with them an incongruous and faded novelty rap celebrity from the early '90s to contract negotiations. Albert Haynesworth could have had Kris Kross with him when he signed for over $100 million with the Redskins. Terrell Owens brings Tag Team in tow to Bills headquarters. Maybe even Skee-Lo. ↵

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↵It wasn't all stunt, however. Hammer is friends with Deion Sanders, who has been a mentor to Crabtree, and he's close with Eugene Parker, Crabtree's agent. ↵

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↵Aw c'mon, don't ruin our funny juxtaposition with rational explanations. ↵

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↵(H/T to Shutdown Corner) ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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