Twitter. It's a place a unfiltered emotions and filtered photos. A chance for the public to have a direct line to athletes without pesky stuff like fact checking get in the way.
Tom Crabtree plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tom Crabtree appeared in seven games this season. He is NOT Michael Crabtree, who was the target of Richard Sherman's postgame vitriol, nor will he ever be:
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
Convincing argument Tom, if that is your real name. We're going to need some more proof that you weren't on the field while tweeting about the game on Sunday night:
.@RSherman_25 You didn't cover me that whole game (bc i was in bed cuddling my pug)— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) January 20, 2014
This "pug" is a pretty good alibi. If the dog fits, we must acquit:
Because I'm the hero Twitter deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So you'll hunt me. Because i can take it.— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) January 20, 2014
We like you Crab, whatever your first name is.