By now, most NFL fans have seen the video of the pigeon that flew in formation with the Raiders while the team covered a kickoff during Sunday’s game against the Eagles.
Running back Justin Fargas has a theory. Though it might simply be the result of hanging around with Yukmouth and his turkey bags, it’s an interesting idea.
Fargas, appearing on KHTK in Sacramento (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) said that the Raiders think the bird was inhabited by the spirit of the late Marquis Cooper, a former Raider who drowned in March after a fishing boat capsized in bad weather.
“It kind of gives you a different perspective on things,” Fargas said. “Yeah it was definitely a strange event seeing that bird flying out there. It seemed comfortable on the football field and comfortable flying down there literally on special teams. It very well could have been Marquis.”
We assume that some of you might have something to say about that. So we’ll shut up (for a change) and let you have at it.