The post Super Bowl week of celebration has wound down, and the harsh reality of no football for months has sunk in. The best we can do right now is continue our looks back at the 2013 season, as facts and trends over the year come to light, and we study them so that we have something to talk about in the off-season.
One of those trends in 2013 was NFL players having their knees turned into pulp. We had Anterior Cruciate Ligament tears happening like nobody’s business. Felt like half the league went out with a knee injury at one point or another. Some have speculated this is a result of the rules against hitting players high. You can’t aim for the head anymore, so instead of, you know, aiming for the torso or waist or even thighs and wrapping up, players are instead going for knees, and knees get stage fright and buckle when giant scary men run into them.
We lost 62 players to ACL tears. 62. That’s over a full roster. You could probably lead a team with the ACL victims and they’d still do better than the Texans. To honor these fallen warriors, I decided to do the only thing I could. Make a dumb tribute video.
Here is that video:
And yes that is indeed a bolo tie. I love you Philip Rivers