"Well, I remember as a child watching my father play in L.A. and him going out and doing the coin toss for the Rams," Slater said, via the Boston Globe. "He always called heads, so I asked him one time, 'Hey, why do you do that? What's the story behind that?' I think anyone who knows my family knows faith is important to us, and for him, he was always like, 'You know, God's the head of my life, so I call heads.' That was something he came up with, and I've kind of just embraced it."
That as good a reason as any to justify which side of a random coin to choose in deciding the fate of the biggest game of your season.
"We had a good conversation [Sunday] night," the younger Slater said. "He's going to support his son, so we cleared the air on that last night, and we're all squared away."
What a coincidence it would be if Jackie Slater's coin-flip advice comes back to haunt his former team in Super Bowl LIII.