In 2004 I watched from the stands of PGE Park as Ndamukong Suh disgraced the OSAA 4A state semi-finals by punching opponents and subsequently chucking his helmet at the concrete wall of that historic stadium. There I was, a 15 year old boy, in shock from what I saw. Did he not realize what a bad example he was setting for me, a high school sophomore? I vowed that I would never display that kind of behavior on the gridiron. Luckily for me, and the city of Portland, I was given the opportunity to re-invigorate the city two years later with my legendary performance in the 2006 state semi-finals with 144 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. As I was carried off of the field by my teammates that day in 2006 I swore I would never root for Ndamukong Suh.
Saints 38 – Rams 13
Toby Gerhart should have won the Heisman trophy in 2009 over Mark Ingram. Gerhart averaged 5.7 yards per touch with 2,028 yards and 28 touchdowns. Ingram averaged 6.5 yards per touch with 1,992 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Rams 27 – Saints 17
The Chiefs waived WR and BYU hero Mitch Mathews on August 30, 2016. I have a feeling they will be wishing they had his Hail Mary catching abilities in this game.
Patriots 49 – Chiefs 45
Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was charged with first degree murder. I have always been and I will forever remain anti-murder. When asked about it by head coach Bill Belichick, Aaron Hernandez lied to the coach and said he was not involved. Any coach that has dishonest players does not have their respect. If you don’t have your players respect you will eventually lose the locker room.
Chiefs 52 – Patriots 24