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NFL QB Joe Burrow Reveals He's A Ness Main In Smash Bros.

"Nobody knows what the means. That's OK. Some nerd stuff around here."


NFL QB Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals is a big fan of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series, and specifically Ness. Ahead of this weekend's Conference Championship games, Burrow confirmed during a press conference that, instead of watching game film on flights to away games, he likes to play Smash.

Now, Burrow does spend time watching game tape--but by the time he's on the plane headed to the next destination, he's finished and ready to play Smash. His favorite character to play as? None other than Ness from the EarthBound series. "I'm a Ness main," Burrow said at a press conference. "Nobody knows what the means. That's OK. Some nerd stuff around here."

There are no football games on this Saturday, and Burrow said he plans to spend the downtime playing more Smash. What a guy.

Burrow, 26, was three years old when the first Smash Bros. game was released in 1999. He played college football at LSU and won the Heisman Trophy in 2019. He led the LSU Tigers to the National Championship in 2020. Later that year, Burrow was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Known for his swagger and style, Burrow is heading into enemy territory this Sunday, January 29, when his Bengals take on Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs for a shot to get to the Super Bowl. The big game takes place on Sunday, February 12.

As for the Smash series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the most recent entry in the series. As of September 30, the game had sold 29.53 million copies.

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