OJ Simpson’s history vs Saints and his New Orleans girlfriend
Well, folks, the word is out:
THE JUICE IS LOOSE!
Unless you have recently hidden under a rock; or better yet are off somewhere in the constellation Draco, you have probably heard that OJ Simpson, the former Bills running back, Hall of Famer, and perhaps even murderer has been granted parole and should be out a free man sometime this October. In fact, even if you WERE somewhere across the galaxy or living under a rock you would have heard of this news. Yes folks, the “Juice is Loose”.
And when he ultimately walks out of that jail cell and back into society you can bet your bottom dollar that it will once again draw the kind of media attention that is on par with any Mayweather fight or, for that matter, even a Super Bowl.
Below is super rare footage of OJ Simpson giving a New Orleans interview back in the day when he was a Hertz Rental Car spokes person. Simpson was at the National Association of Television Program Executives in New Orleans promoting many of his upcoming television specials and commercials, among them the famous Hertz Rental Car commercials. This is classic stuff folks. You can’t make this up!
That said, what on God’s green earth does the Juice (That’s OJ for you younger readers) have to do with New Orleans, and specifically with the Saints? Well, FOUR THINGS, to be exact, at least that’s the tally that I came up with. That’s three games played against the black and gold, and one stunning New Orleans born beauty, Traci Adell.
Simpson ran into the Saints three times over the course of his illustrious NFL career, and whether you feel he is guilty for the murders of Ron Brown and Nicole there is no way you can dispute the mans accomplishments on the field. The Saints; however, held the Juice in check.
OJ Hertz commercial number one:
The 1973 Saints went a dismal 5-9 that year, which turned out to be OJ Simpsons rookie season. At the time the Saints played ball at Tulane Stadium and finished third in the NFC West, a division that would ultimately come to be defined by 49er dominance in the 80’s and 90’s. In fact, in his rookie season, the one that NO OTHER ROOKIE has since equaled, the Saints held Simpson, who was playing for the Buffalo Bills at the time, to 74 yard on 20 carries in the team’s first ever shutout, a 13-0 win. Keep in mind that was no small feat since Simpson would go on to break the single season rushing record in yardage that year with 2,003.
OJ and Hertz commercial number two: (Sound quality not the best)
The Saints would meet up with OJ again on October 15, 1978, this time practically smothering the Juice and limiting Simpson to only 37 yards on 17 carries. Simpson was now a member of the 49ers.
Lastly, Simpson’s 49ers would meet the Saints for the third and final time, with Simpson gaining only 25 yards on 7 carries. So in three games vs the Saints, Simpson went a combined 141 yards on 44 carries, an average of only 3.20 yards per carry. It’s hard to imagine any other team being more successful vs Simpson in a three game span.
OJ and Hertz commercial number three:
OJ Simpson’s New Orleans love interest, Traci Adell
That’s right Who Dat Nation, there is a bit of news to throw in! Despite the Saints going 3-0 vs the Juice, he did score, in a manner of speaking. How is that, you ask? Well, he did so in the form and shape of one Traci Adell, a New Orleans born bombshell who went on to become a model, actress, and Playboy magazines Playmate of the Month for July, 1994. She also appeared in movies and videos. She was in fact called as a witness in the Simpson murder case.
Simpson and yet another Hertz commercial. Yeah folks, they invested heavily in the Juice!
And a video recap of some courtroom history:
Anything O.J. Simpson is headline worthy news. None more so than the fact that he’s free again to walk the streets.