NFL owners, players and representatives met to discuss social issues in the wake of protests across the league, and many involved called the session a positive step.
“I think what he’s doing with Goodell and that is fantastic,” Sherman said of Baldwin, his teammate at Stanford. “He’s been doing that work for years now, meeting with police and trying to work to change, and I think that’s what gets missed sometimes with players, because they’re like, ‘Oh, stick to sports, stick to this.’ And a lot of people have used the phrase like ‘privileged athletes.’ ‘Oh, these privileged athletes, you guys are rich millionaires.’
Of course, no taste of Minnesota would be complete without a little chill. On Sunday, that means the stadium was opened up to 43 degree temperatures in advance of a noon showdown with the Green Bay Packers.
The brisk weather, which will be tapered by U.S. Bank Stadium’s massive heating system, shouldn’t be a shock to either team. The Packers and Vikings play in two of the NFL’s least-forgiving winter homes. Green Bay revels in the sub-zero temperatures of Lambeau Field. While Minnesota plays indoors now, it spent the two seasons prior to the new stadium’s opening at TCF Bank Stadium, the open-air home of the University of Minnesota.
As such, a 40-degree day shouldn’t change much for either team. Which is good, since ain’t nobody got nothing to say about a 40-degree day.
The rookie receiver was a third-round pick in April after a tremendously productive career at Eastern Washington and has been favored target for Kupp early in the season. He finished Sunday with three receptions for 44 yards, but couldn’t haul in the game-winner.
Ultimately, it was five turnovers for the Rams that doomed the team offensively, including two interceptions thrown by Goff.
With the loss, the Rams are 3-2 and tied with the Seahawks for the NFC West lead. But the drop from Kupp will be a hard one to get over.