The NFL Playoffs' Great (Golfing) QBs

Alex Myers discusses the final four quarterbacks vying for a Super Bowl -- and their link to the links.

Released on 1/19/2017

Transcript

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So we're down to the final four teams in the NFL playoffs.
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And there's one common denominator
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linking the remaining squads.
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All four have quarterbacks who are great
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at golf.
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Yeah yeah yeah, they're also great
00:13
quarterbacks, but we're focused on their love of the links.
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In Golf Digest's most recent ranking of pro athlete golfers,
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Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady
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all checked in with handicaps of eight or under.
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Ryan led the way with a plus 1.2 handicap.
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I'd accuse him of playing too much golf,
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if his Atlanta Falcons didn't score
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basically every time they get the ball.
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Maybe the Dallas Cowboys should have started
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their own plus handicapper at quarterback.
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Okay, so having a great golfing quarterback
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doesn't always work out.
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Sorry, Cleveland Browns.
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But back to the QBs still playing football this year.
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Roethlisberger shot an impressive 81 at Bethpage Black
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at the 2009 Golf Digest Challenge,
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beating Michael Jordan and Justin Timberlake.
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Brady once teamed up with Jim Nantz to beat
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two former U.S. presidents,
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Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.
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And Rodgers, well he really let that fly have it
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in that State Farm commercial.
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Guy's got some pop.
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Regardless of what happens in the conference championships,
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we're guaranteed a matchup of two great golfers
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slash signal callers in the Super Bowl.
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And a QB who will flash his championship ring
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at his golf club.
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Well, golf clubs.
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These guys can afford multiple memberships.
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Anyway, to the rest of you NFL franchises,
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the blueprint for success is there.
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(upbeat music)
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