NFL QB Joe Burrow Reveals He’s a Ness Main in Smash Bros.

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

Now, Burrow spends time watching the tape of the game, but when he’s on the plane heading to the next destination, he’s done and ready to play Smash. His favorite character of his to play? None other than Ness from the EarthBound series. “I’m a main Ness,” Burrow said at a news conference. “Nobody knows what it means. That’s cool. Some nerdy stuff around here.”

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

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 arrogance and style, Burrow heads into enemy territory this Sunday, January 29, when his Bengals face Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs for a shot at the Super Bowl. The big game will take place on Sunday, February 12.

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

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