Ask the New England Patriots. Pollard singlehandledly has crushed half of their best offensive players — Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski, Stevan Ridley to name a few. (Good news, Pats fans: you don't play them this season.)
But Pollard has been trying out a new form of contact: calling Titans season-ticket holders on the phone. To thank them. In his own unique way, naturally.
Here's one exchange:
Pollard: "Are you asleep? What are you doing?"
Season-ticket holder: "[Paying] Bills."
Pollard: "Bills? Can I send a couple to you?"
He was kidding. We assume. The Titans fan probably was reaching for his checkbook immediately after.
Here's another from Pollard, who looked back on his experience of "threatening people" and "stalking people" as a rewarding endeavor. "I was doing everything today," he said. Spoken like a true Renaissance man.
Pollard, leaving a voice mail:
"I will try you back. I will stalk you, I will find you, I will hunt you down. So I can hear your voice and hear your laugh."
Horror-film writers, take heed: This is good, creepy stuff right here. The rest of the message:
class="MsoNormal">"And [I want] to hear what you want us to do this year. Because we probably won’t do it as far as, you know …”
Wins? Division titles? Super Bowl rings? The video is carefully edited out from this point. A cliffhanger, perhaps. Maybe management stepped in at this point and pulled the plug on this experiment.
Titans GM Ruston Webster and new head coach Ken Whisenhunt called season-ticket holders, too, but we’re going to go ahead and assume that their approach was a little more … um, traditional. Pollard, for instance, posed as a creditor on some calls. That's funny.
"I hope I didn’t scare anyone off," he said. "I just want to show we’re thankful."
And they're just thankful for their lives, Bernard.
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