If you’re looking for a reason the Los Angeles Rams are in the Super Bowl on Sunday, take it from Jared Goff: the National Football League is “rigged.”
Well, no, that’s not exactly what he was doing when he said “this game is rigged.” Despite the fact that at least a few NFL players think there’s a Los Angeles bias in the league, Goff wasn’t feeding into any conspiracy theories.
In fact, he was saying “sh*t football fans say” in a video by the same name. The Rams star took part in a well-honed tradition of athletes poking fun at their fans in a Red Bull video that, much like Blake Griffin’s loving takedown of Los Angeles from back when he was a Clipper, is actually pretty funny.
“This sounds like me during the game,” Goff admitted after screaming “CHALLENGE THAT” to no one in particular. A lot of the lines were poking fun at has-been high school football standouts or Madden players who think they know more than the coaches. But a few of them did happen to poke fun at the New England Patriots.
That’s always a crowd-pleaser, though I bet this is about as close to trash talk as we see out of Goff before Sunday’s big game.
But don’t think Jared was without any jokes about his own team.
Or his own teammates.
We’ll find out who has the last laugh on Sunday night, but this is a good way to get ready for Sunday. A little humility always helps.