When in a new and exciting place, vacationers put on their finery to venture out from the protective lair of their hotel, sample the local cuisine, and otherwise fully embrace the experience of interfacing with a different culture. The NFL told the Houston Texans to do just the opposite in advance of their Mexico City trip to play the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football.
According to a document obtained by the AP via TMZ Sports, the NFL made this trip to Mexico City sound like the worst family vacation ever:
Among the tips laid out in a memo obtained by the AP …
— DO NOT leave the hotel
— Leave expensive jewelry at home
— Don’t bring large sums of money
— Don’t use ATMs
— Only drink bottled water
— DO NOT order room service
— DO NOT eat outside of the team meal room
According to the AP, the Raiders did not get the same memo.
Weird that the Raiders didn’t get the same memo. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see if Montezuma’s Revenge, or kidnapping, show up on the Raiders injury report.
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