Sweet pick Gus, and congrats to Abe for moving up to #9 on the all time sack list. Good to see someone a year older than me still 6th in the league in sacks.
last year around this time my kid was singing at the Ebenezer Baptist Church ( MLK's home base) with his school choir...and I saw Abe in the crowd. I'm still scratching my head over that. I go to the place every school day for three years and have never seen him there...Maybe it was a relative, or he was dating someone who's kid goes to my kids school? Dunno. I am ashamed to admit it, but I wasn't sure it was him. I dont really see him without his helmet on, mostly. But I used my Iphone to google his arm tattoo's, and sure enough, it was him! I thought it was interesting because at this time last year, we were in the mix, and we had just gotten soundly beaten by the Panthers...it was cold as hell, and I was purposefully 'loitering' around the front door exit, hoping I could snap a picture with him. I was a little scared, too, because my only run-in with TG was in a bar where I was performing, so I felt it was OK to approach him....But I didn't know what to 'say'. It didn't matter, because the wife and kid couldn't wait around in the cold long enough, so we split.
I cant be sure, but I would like to think my kid's first grade rendition of 'O Holy Night' motivated him, because the very next game is the only one that stands out to me as a thorough 'beatdown' as we annihilated the Giants the follwing sunday 34 to zero...