The New Orleans Saints beat the Minnesota Vikings Sunday on an overtime field goal by Saints kicker Garrett Hartley booting a field goal, but the crazy news is that he knew he was going to do it all along.
New Orleans Saints place-kicker Garrett Hartley was having trouble sleeping on the eve of the NFC Championship game.
“I called my dad (in Texas) at 2:15 in the morning,” Hartley said. “And I told him I had a feeling I was going to hit the game-winner from 42 yards on the right hash mark. I think I was 2 yards off.”
His premonition was 2 yards off, but his kick about 19 hours later was dead on, splitting the uprights from 40 yards, giving the Saints a 31-28 overtime victory against Minnesota on Sunday in the frenetic Superdome, and sending New Orleans to Super Bowl XLIV.
Hartley’s had trouble with being caught for a banned substance which resulted in him missing four games this season. The substance he was caught for? A pill to help him stay awake.
This guy clearly has supernatural powers if he can see portions of the future, and shouldn’t be wasting his time as a kicker. Lots of television networks would give him a series. The Disney Channel would air “That’s So Garrett,” a show where he misunderstands parts of the future and ends up in hilarious situations. CBS could use him, and FOX might be interested too. The front-running network, however? NBC. After that whole Conan-Leno fiasco, they need as much new content to air as they can get.