Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham didn’t realize why he was suddenly a big deal.
And that might be the best part of a story that was already very good.
Gresham became a viral sensation last week when he helped fellow airline passenger by paying a $50 baggage fee when her credit card didn’t work. But he didn’t realize he was viral until a Cardinals staffer mentioned it to him, since he doesn’t have a social media presence.
He was like ‘Yo, you’re a viral sensation,’ Gresham said, via Katherine Fitzgerald of the Arizona Republic. And I was like ‘For what? I didn’t get arrested or nothing.’
Here’s a fun question: Is Matthew Stafford a superstar? For years, the Lions quarterback seemed to exist just below that special tier of quarterbacks, the one that was reserved for the likes of Brady, Rodgers, Brees, etc. He was a franchise quarterback, sure, but would Stafford ever actually take his game to the next level? Well, it took eight years, but Stafford reached a career zenith in 2017, piling up the yardage and the touchdowns while cutting down on the turnovers that had been his undoing in the past. The partnership with Jim Bob Cooter has done wonders for Stafford’s career, and the Lions made the supremely wise decision to retain their offensive coordinator after firing head coach Jim Caldwell. We consider Stafford a belated addition to the Superstar Club… and we expect him to stay there.
Following Wednesday’s loss, in which he earned a triple-double, James compared facing the Warriors to what NFL teams go through when playing against Bill Belichick and the dynastic New England Patriots.
The margin of error is very low. It’s almost like playing the Patriots: you just can’t have mistakes, they’re not going to beat themselves, James said, via NBA TV.
As he continued, James’ assessment could work as well to describe the Patriots as it does the Warriors:
When you’re able to force a miscue on them you have to be able to capitalize, he said. And then you have to be so in-tuned and razor sharp and focused in every single possession. You can’t have miscommunication, you can’t have lulls, you can’t have ‘my faults’ or ‘my bads’ and things like that because they are going to make you pay.
James, an avid football fan, hit the nail on the head.