Usually guarantees involve big games. Joe Namath and the Super Bowl. Mark Messier and Game 7. But now there is another guarantee unlike any other guarantee.
Cincinnati wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh guaranteed that the winless Bengals will not go 0-16 and they will win more than one game this season.
Houshmandzadeh even took his guarantee one step further.
“If the season ends and we don’t win a game,” Houshmandzadeh vowed, “I will walk from my house to the NFL Network studios.”
Houshmandzadeh’s house is in Cerritos, Calif., 27 miles from the NFL Network studios in Culver City. If that weren’t challenging enough, the majority of the walk would have to take place on I-405, a heavily driven interstate.
“I never thought about if we will go 0-16,” the Pro Bowl wideout said. “It never crossed my mind until you said it and asked me the question.”
Now that he has thought about it, Houshmandzadeh has added motivation to ensure his guarantee comes through like Namath’s and Messier’s.
Not that I’m not confident in Houshmandzadeh’s guarantee, but in the event the Bengals do go 0-16, and he does have to walk from his house to the NFL Network studios, I wanted him to have walking directions.
According to Google, the walking route is 25.4 miles and would take about 8 hours 26 minutes — so boy, do the Bengals have a lot on the line!