Someone get this boy an IV drip of George Jones STAT.
As much as it pains me to admit I could have seen this coming from the Ames, Iowa native, I had hoped that spending some time down in Baton Rouge could have instilled at least an appreciation of country music in the NFL superstar.
I mean, come on, they play “Callin’ Baton Rouge” in the stadium. How do you not love that song?
After the post went live from SportsLine, people started to chime in on how they felt regarding Burrow’s statement.
Some of the folks agreeing with Burrow have clearly never listened to the Turnpike Troubadours.
The Big Lead perfectly summed up some final thoughts on Burrow putting this out in the universe.
“I honestly don’t know where to go from here. We’re looking at a nation divided. And worst of all, the Cincinnati Bengals franchise quarterback is now the most polarizing player in the NFL.
This is the kind of thing that the PR team should have told him to avoid completely.
It doesn’t matter if he likes country or not. Either way, he alienates half the fanbase.”
Given the majority of hardcore football fans are those who sit out in the cold for hours on end, tailgating and consuming copious amounts of beer to stay hydrated pre-game…this is not the fan base you’re going to want to disclose that to.
He should have left it at what his preferred music genres are.
Former LSU Coach Ed Orgeron Said Joe Burrow Was The Smartest Person In The Room At LSU
Joe Shiesty, Joe Cool, Joe Burrrrrrow… Joey Big Brains?
Ok, I made the last one up, but according to Coach O, Joe Burrow was the smartest man in the room at LSU… and right there in that recruiting meeting, that’s when he knew Joe would be the quarterback to lead their team to the promised land.
Last year during the Super Bowl, Coach O sat down for an interview with Dan Patrick, and got to talking about when he was recruiting Joe Burrow.
Dan asked Coach O when he realized Joe Burrow had that “it” factor that we’re all seeing play out before our very eyes right now?
It was back during his recruiting visit… but it wasn’t on the field.
It was in the film room…
“He tells me, ‘coach I don’t wanna talk to you, I don’t wanna hear your recruiting game… I just wanna talk football and eat crawfish.’
I was kind of frustrated to be honest, I couldn’t get my claws on him… I never had a recruit that didn’t want to talk to the head coach.
We have a football meeting and we had set up some plays that he had run at Ohio State… and all of the sudden we start watching the film, I start asking Joe questions, and I figured out immediately that Joe was the smartest person in the room, including me and all the coaches. And I was happy bout that.
And that showed me his football intelligence what I saw in that meeting, that’s what you see today.”
The Bengals face off with Chiefs in the AFC Championship game, this coming Sunday, January 29th.
Trying To Land Adrian Peterson
From 1998 Coach O was hired as the defensive line coach at USC under head coach Pete Carroll, and was later named recruiting coordinator in 2001, and assistant head coach in 2003.
After stops at Ole Miss, the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee, Coach O came back to USC in 2010, where he was one of the highest-paid assistant coaches in college football under Lane Kiffin. In 2013, when USC hired Steve Sarkisian instead him to replace Kiffin (he was the interim head coach at the time), he resigned.
Of course, we all know about his time at LSU and the rest is history.
But one of his biggest recruiting moves involved one of the best running backs of all time, Adrian Peterson.
“Man I loved him… we go down to see Adrian, and Adrian had a great relationship. He loved Pete Carroll, I felt like him and I were very tight.
I said, ‘well Adrian what is the key to getting you here at USC?’ He said, ‘well coach, my dad is incarcerated and Bob Stoops went to see him.’ Me and Pete Carrol tried to go see him and they wouldn’t let us in.
He said, ‘My dad is able to watch my games where he’s at if I go to Oklahoma.’
I tried to get the guy transferred to Los Angeles… I competed, couldn’t get it done, but I competed.”
Coach O and Pete Carroll literally tried to get his dad switched to a new prison so he could watch his games at USC. Granted, it didn’t work, but it brings a whole new meaning to “by any means necessary.”
Coach O will be taking the next year off, but this definitely isn’t the last of him.
Joe Burrow Says SEC Games Are “Way Louder” Than Any Stadium In The NFL
Here in the south, college football is a religion.
For the most part, fans will pack out stadiums of 60,000 plus whether their team is good, great, or downright awful.
When athletes come from big time colleges, and then step into to the NFL spotlight, it’s definitely a massive leap in terms of skill, speed, and competition. But it could be a downgrade when it comes to the atmosphere.
Especially if you’re coming from colleges like Alabama, LSU, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia (basically any other SEC school).
It’s just different. It’s hard to explain.
One athlete in particular recognizes these differences… And that’s 2019 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow.
Burrow, QB1 of the Cincinnati Bengals, spoke with NBC SportsPeter King after the Bengals’ 41-17 ass whooping of the Baltimore Ravens.
When he was asked if the crowd noise in Baltimore (one of the louder stadiums in the NFL) fazed him, he responded with this:
“We knew that they were gonna be jacked up for us to come in, and expecting to beat our ass. But we were ready for it.
Playing in the SEC definitely, definitely helped. Gets way louder in the SEC than in any of these stadiums.”
As a person who’s been to an SEC and NFL game… I can agree.
Especially them fans down in Baton Rouge… they’re 10 times more rowdy down in the Bayou.
You might be cool, but you’ll never be national champion Joe Burrow smoking a cigar with a “big dick Joe” hat on his lap cool pic.twitter.com/XQ6MJlhWnK