Mike Adams, a safety on the Denver Bronco’s roster grew up about twelve miles away from where he will suit up against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.
So the game to him is much more than just a Super Bowl, he will have friends and family gathered from the place that he calls home. The place he calls home however, didn’t give him the greatest time growing up. He calls the place a “cancer” and says that because the negativity can be like a snowball rolling down a hill.
But if he and his teammates win the Super Bowl, there will be no showering and changing into a nice post game suit. Adams says if they win, he will stay in full uniform and walk to Paterson, NJ. where he grew up. He say’s it will be somewhat of a statement of pride, him coming off the biggest stage in the world, and into distant memories.
“If we win the Super Bowl, I’m going to keep my helmet and pads on and I’m walking home,” Adams said via the Denver Post.
“After I get to the IHOP on Route 3, I’ll start hitchhiking,” said Adams. “But they’d probably think I’m just some crazy person.”
Some might view it as a crazy move, but Adams say’s it’s much more than that in the town where most kids got a casket instead of a high school diploma.
It would be a walk of recognition and hard work for Adams, an undrafted free agent, who grew up without a father and lost his mother to ovarian cancer.
Hard work and perseverance could pay off for him, and he’d top it off with a stroll down memory lane, high off life and a Super Bowl Champion.
Win or lose on February 2nd though, Adams says his life motto can come down to a simple sentence.
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