Jan 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts during the second half of the NFC divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Pete Carroll Given Custom-Made Jersey by San Francisco Giants


What? Pete Carroll getting some love from the Bay Area?

The head coach of the Seattle Seahawks received a gift from the San Francisco Giants on Monday: a custom-made jersey that he showed off in this tweet:

Carroll grew up in the Bay Area and attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton. Despite his team’s rivalry with the San Francisco 49ers, Carroll has remained loyal to the Giants and is an avid supporter of the defending World Series champions.

Of course, this does not sit well with many Bay Area sports fans, who have watched Carroll patrol the sidelines of teams like the USC Trojans and the Seahawks.

Carroll’s feud with 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has been well-documented going back to their days at USC and Stanford, when Harbaugh infamously uttered, “what’s your deal” to Carroll during the postgame handshake after a 55-21 beatdown of the Trojans.

Now, the two coaches are in the heat of a rivalry in the NFL, with both the 49ers and Seahawks boasting Super Bowl-caliber rosters.

But maybe we shouldn’t look too much into this.

Maybe the Giants were simply rewarding Carroll for being loyal and for being a Bay Area native achieving immense success in the coaching ranks.

Can we just look at it that way?

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  • loverpoint

    As a Cal fan, I like to see Marshawn Lynch do well in his career except when plays the 49ers, I wish I could say the same for Carroll, one thing about Carroll, although he was a USC coach, he has had more Cal players on his team, through drafts and free agency than the 49ers in the last 4 years. That is my biggest complaint about the 49ers, not drafting local talent. Not every SF Giant player currently on their roster is a 49ers fan, yet I root for them to pitch/ catch/ and hit well so the Giants can win the World Series.

  • Baltar

    Ugh! This really turns me off to the Giants. What an offensive thing to do.