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Look, we knew the Steelers were desperate for quarterbacking help after losing both Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich to injury. But Plaxico Burress? OK, fine, kidding. Burress is strictly a receiver. But that didn’t make us any less surprised that the Steelers are reportedly bringing him on board after watching him work out. Maybe the really surprising thing, though, was that Burress hadn’t found any work before this.
With Antonio Brown and Jerricho Cotchery dinged up, the Steelers are looking to bring back an old face to boost their depleted receiving corps as they make a playoff push. Yes, Plaxico Burress, he of shooting-himself-in-the-leg-fame, is expected to visit and take a physical with the Steelers. That’s all well and good, but just one question: Who’s gonna be throwing to him? Me?
Stevie Johnson Scores TD Vs. Jets…Then Makes Fun Of Plaxico Burress By Pretending To Shoot Himself In The Leg
Oh my. Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson scored a touchdown in the second quarter of today’s game against the Jets and proceeded to do a touchdown dance that will surely attract some further analysis.
On Saturday, for the first time since Plaxico Burress went to prison in 2009, he saw Eli Manning. Their first meeting was supposed to take place the following Monday, on the field, but they just so happened to run into each other at a movie theater. There, according to Burress, they “talked a little while.” We’re guessing it was a quick conversation, since Eli probably wanted a good seat for The Smurfs (badum-ching!).
In addition to recounting the night a gun went off in his pants (“I had some Chuck Taylors on, the white ones…[they were] all red”), Burress discussed his love of NYC politics (“Who is Mayor Bloomberg?”), how he doesn’t take any shit from anybody (“I don’t take no shit from nobody”), and that, really, he’s already pretty content with life, and anything else that happens is icing on the cake (clearly he’s hungry, Jets fans!).
If the Jets go to the Super Bowl, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’d like to meet Plaxico Burress. Why this potential meeting would shatter all previously held records for awkwardness.
This past week has provided us with one of the most insane times in NFL history, with high profile free agents being signed at a historic rate, and the madness has only continued into the weekend.