LBS- After the game, Samuel and Jackson got a good laugh out of it, claiming they had never considered that their names spelled out “Samuel L. Jackson” before.
“The Samuel L. Jackson thing?” Jackson told the Courier-Journal. “[Samuel] just showed me in the locker-room. That’s funny. I’ve never thought of that.”
I am admittedly not a big conspiracy theory guy. That's partly because effectively crafting one requires tying too many loose ends, but mostly because I like to take most things on the internet at face value, even if that face has been altered to get a particular reaction out of me. That said, this is just a little too convenient for me to think it was anything other than intentional. I don't care what these two say, this was planned long in advance.
Why do I say that? Well, for one, Lamar Jackson is not only the sole 'Jackson' on the roster, but he's the starting quarterback of the team. What possible reasoning is there for him having a first initial identifier? Dude had the confidence to put up EIGHT touchdowns in a SINGLE HALF of football, but didn't have the confidence that he could stand out amongst his peers enough without slapping an unsightly 'L.' on the front of his nameplate? Sorry, I am not buying it.
Do I look like a bitch?! Well, do I Lamar? How about you Traveon? Because quite honestly, you two are treating me like one by pretending that this was just incidental. Y'all oughta be ashamed of your goddamn selves! Thinking I'm going to believe that two black athletes that spent all offseason together couldn't pick up on/arrange an obvious name pairing of one of the most quotable African Americans in the history of Hollywood? Don't play stupid with me. What did you just say? Say what again motherfucka, I dare you. You know what you did, and it WOULD have been funny...if I wasn't convinced it was a contrived plan from the second you picked your jersey names and numbers.