Crabtree’s London trip: cool cars, big malls

“The cars in London, they were crazy,” San Francisco 49ers wideout Michael Crabtree explained when I asked him about his recent trip to London last week.

Crabtree was there for the NFL’s International Series game vs. the Denver Broncos, a game San Francisco won, 24-16. Grabbing a touchdown pass in Wembley Stadium wasn’t too much different from catching one in Candlestick Park. So what was different about playing the game across the pond? Not too much about the game, according to Crabtree. It was more about taking in a great city like London.

What did Crabtree like best in London?

“The [Mercedes-]Benzes,” he said, adding he couldn’t believe how diverse the cars were in London. Crabtree also said the team did not see many 49ers fans walking around London.

“The people there were so warm and friendly,” Crabtree commented, even if they had no idea who he or the rest of his teammates were.

What also struck Crabtree about London was the grandiosity of a mall the team visited. “It was huge!” he exclaimed, referring to the Westfield London Shopping Center. There was even a gym right in the middle of the mall.

Crabtree has had a touchdown in three of the last four games. Maybe after a few more touchdown catches, he can buy himself one of those London “Benzes” for Christmas.

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