Have a look at what the Payments did to Takeo Spikes!

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If there’s one factor NFL groups like to do, it’s deliver again fan favourite gamers to cheer the workforce on earlier than a giant matchup. Simply final week, we noticed Tom Brady in Foxboro, taking over the mantle of “Patriot for all times,” though he gained a Tremendous Bowl with one other workforce, is trying to acquire an ownership interest in nonetheless one other and New England positively thought Drew Bledsoe was the higher possibility. However irrespective of. It makes the followers blissful, it permits the NFL to divert consideration away from issues like traumatic brain injuries and racial discrimination lawsuits and violence against women. Anyway!

A part of the deal for beloved gamers returning is that they get a cushy seat for the sport. Sadly for former Payments’ linebacker Takeo Spikes, Buffalo possession didn’t get the memo. However then, they’ve had greater fish to fry this week.

Spikes appeared on the sphere earlier than the sport to whip up the followers, so it’s protected to imagine he was there on the invitation of, if not possession, on the very least the individuals in command of promotions. Right here he’s holding up his finish of the cut price:


Hearken to that crowd! You possibly can’t ask anybody to do it higher than that. After which, after doing what was requested of him in admirable style, Spikes was whisked away by the workforce to little question take pleasure in one of the best seats within the hou…oh.


I’m completely dying to know so many issues. 1) Who determined this was the place to seat a former participant? 2) Can we get him one thing extra snug than a plastic chair with a desk digging into his again? And three) Why does this suite even exist? Does some poor hapless millionaire have these seats each different sport in the course of the season? Do the Payments simply eat the price of this monstrosity being commonly unoccupied?

Making issues worse, Spikes was the official Legend of the Recreation, chosen by the Payments’ official retailer! Doesn’t that get you a greater eat? Come on, Buffalo. We all know the Pegulas had a tough week, however this, this isn’t, and I can’t stress this sufficient, it.