How big an impact will 'Savage Johnson' have on Super Bowl XLVIII?

If there's one thing football fans hate above anything else, it's looking like you don't know what you're talking about. Your team loses? Fine. Chili stains on every item of wearable clothing? Sure. But get caught not knowing the third-string inside linebacker for the Browns, and YOU ARE NO FOOTBALL FAN, YOU POSEUR.

USA Today exploited this little loophole of insecurity this week by asking New Yorkers what effect they believed Savage Johnson would have on this weekend's game. Johnson, as you of course know, is a defensive end for the Seahawks. Or perhaps he's a reserve running back for the Broncos. Or perhaps he doesn't even exist at all ... or does he? (We see you checking the rosters just to make sure.)

Anyway, good gag. And the rest of you: don't be afraid to admit you don't know everything about football. Makes life easier for those of us who do.

[Via Larry Brown Sports]

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