Melvin Gordon and the Los Angeles Chargers are in Baltimore this weekend for their AFC Wild Card tilt against the Ravens. It is expected to be one heck of a game, and although Gordon may struggle to find room to run against a nasty Baltimore defense, he’s good enough to get the job done and help his team earn a matchup with the New England Patriots next week.
But first, Gordon has things to do around Charm City, and like many people who find themselves in cities they don’t know all that well, he turned to a ridesharing app to get him around town. This time, Gordon took an Uber with a driver who spewed out a whole bunch of takes to the star running back about the weekend’s game.
The catch is the driver didn’t have any idea that he was giving Melvin Gordon a ride, so unbeknownst to him, he was talking gobs of trash to the opposing team’s Pro Bowl back.
Responding to Gordon’s statement that Philip Rivers is a future Hall of Fame inductee by saying that he’s going up against a Heisman Trophy winner in Lamar Jackson is tremendous, as is his insistence that he’ll root for Rivers to get picked up off the ground. Gordon also seemed to appreciate that the driver views him as a really good football player.
The good news is that both Gordon and the driver took the whole thing in stride, but perhaps this all could all be avoided if we saw football players without helmets on a little more frequently than we do.