Brad Johnson paid $7,500 to have footballs altered in Super Bowl XXXVII

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    Jesus Fucking Christ, tucked again


    The former Buccaneers quarterback, who led the team to a victory in Super Bowl XXXVII, says he broke a rule to make sure the footballs in the game were more comfortable in his hand.

    Quarterback Brad Johnson revealed that he paid to have the footballs at Super Bowl XXXVII altered to be more comfortable in his hand, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Johnson led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 48-21 win over the Oakland Raiders.

    Johnson completed 18 of 34 passes for 215 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, while Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon tossed five interceptions in the loss. Both Johnson and Gannon used the same footballs in the game, so how much of an advantage Johnson gained over Gannon by altering the balls to his liking is difficult to gauge.

    Per Stroud, Johnson struggled to grip wet, cold or out-of-the-box footballs and was forced to wear a glove in the NFC Championship. With the NFL supplying 100 new footballs for the Super Bowl, Johnson said that he made sure the balls would be prepped to his liking.


    "I paid some guys off to get the balls right," Johnson now admits. "I went and got all 100 footballs, and they took care of all of them."

    How much did it cost Johnson? "Seventy-five hundred (dollars)," he said.


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    Link?
     
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    Don't forget that the immaculate reception hit the turf. :jj:
     
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    Leinart could barely throw a football, let alone doctor one
     
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    Leinart was high as a kite when he said that wasn't he
     
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    thank you!
     
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    Gruden also knew the Raiders' playbook :grad:
     
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    You expect people here to understand Roman numerals?
     
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    at the risk of sounding like a whiny faggot, I left that part out
     
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    nothing like your pro bowl center doing bong hits and taking Pacifico's straight to the neck and wandering around Tijuana in a drunken stupor the night before the Superbowl
     
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    I remember that weekend :burp:

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    didn't make it to TJ, but I partied like a rockstar in the Gaslamp that weekend
     
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    The Gaslamp's shade was probably made out of Jew skin.


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