The United States has its own version of football, and its national league, the NFL, is about to begin their post-season playoffs this weekend. One the teams that have made it to the playoffs are the New Orleans Saints. The team’s players had been able to unwind during their free time all season long by enjoying a ping-pong table, a miniature basketball hoop and even a Nintendo 64 that could be found in their team’s locker room. Super Smash Bros. was played very often on it, especially by Saints linebacker Adam Bighill. However, there are no more fun and games in the locker room. The coaching staff wanted to make sure that the players had a “different level of focus” because of the playoffs, so the ping-pong, basketball and Nintendo 64 are all gone.
Adam Bighill is not upset about the Nintendo 64’s departure, though. The playoffs are more important. He said that “it’s you win or you are done. We don’t want to have any garbage bags in this locker room. There’s no problem putting all the games aside and focusing up for this whole week and just being completely and utterly focused on winning. It’s a good thing. It’s a good feeling and a good vibe in the locker room”. The Saints are scheduled to take on the Carolina Panthers this Sunday.