It’s game day, so Lewis is not complaining about those polyps. He’s not scheduling any extra meetings. No, he’s downright giddy. First, he bumps into an old friend in the parking lot who’s a Steelers fan. (My timing is just off today!) He pokes fun at the bartender who’s ticked the Falcons just handed Matt Ryan the richest deal in NFL history. (You’ve got to hold on to a good quarterback!)
His problem with players future is having no clue the majority of his workforce hails from neighborhoods like Adamsville. Lewis sees such ignorance bleed through the commissioner’s actions. As fewer kids from America’s suburbs play football—because they have options, because they don’t need to risk head trauma—these are the kids who’ll drive the NFL. Shape the NFL.
And does he know that environment? Lewis says. Probably not.
Then it’s off to pick up Jazz. Then it’s off to dinner at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill, where Lewis always tries cooking up billion-dollar ideas with his kindred spirit, Taylor aka Cornbread.Their most recent idea? ATV-style tires for wheelchairs, so the disabled can enjoy the beach. Every single week,Cornbread says, he comes up with a different idea.
Here’s what the jersey would look like, courtesy of our friends at Arrowhead Pride :
The league did change the rules in 2012 to allow players to add generational titles — like Sr., Jr., or in the case of Robert Griffin III, a Roman numeral — to the back of their jerseys. But had to legally change his name to Ochocinco to get that moniker on his jersey. So it will be interesting to see what they decide on Duvernay-Tardif.
Duvernay-Tardif has spent the last seven years in medical school at Montreal’s McGill University. He’s poised to take his medical exam and graduate in May.
I need to make sure I pass it because it’s the last year I’m allowed to pass that exam,he said. After that, I’d have to start over the whole thing.
He’s using his medical experience as well as his athletic background to connect with Olympic athletes while he covers the games for Radio-Canada. But Duvernay-Tardif said trying to get time with the athletes has also taught him a lesson that will impact the way he interacts with media covering the Chiefs.
It makes you realize that once the journalists get to you, you need to be kind because they work hard in order to get there,Duvernay-Tardif said.
After he graduates from med school, the next goal on his list is a Pro Bowl nod.