, 2022-12-22 14:25:08,
This week’s FRONTPAGE feature puts the spotlight on NFL player Stefon Diggs, who will have all eyes on him at this year’s Super Bowl.
On December 28, 2020, Stefon Diggs broke and set the single-season receiving record for the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football. The pass itself was only for about 20 yards, but Diggs, catching the ball right above three defenders, turned forward and raced to the endzone with his opponents struggling to keep up. As the defenders sprinted hard, Diggs seemed to effortlessly glide away from them. He was that much faster. As he crossed the endzone, he looked back and pointed at one of the defenders who couldn’t catch him. That’s how confident he was.
Diggs broke that record against the New England Patriots, my favorite NFL team, and during our interview, I brought up the personal beef I’ve had with him since that year. It encapsulates the absurdity of being a sports fan — the fact that someone you have never met or spoken to can ruin your day by simply doing their job well.
The record was broken at the end of Diggs’ first season with the Bills. He had left the team that drafted him in the fifth round, the Minnesota Vikings, under acrimonious circumstances, and that game, and the season overall, was a declaration to the world that he was one of the best wide receivers in the league.
Diggs still feels like he has to prove himself each day, but never more so than that season when so few believed he would be great.
“I’m telling you,…
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