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Testaverde Week: Bill Burr Talks About Vinny (& Goodfellas)

Testaverde Week: Bill Burr Talks About Vinny (& Goodfellas)

If this is the first you clicked on The Keystone Statement in awhile, lemme catch you up to speed: this past Monday was former NFL quarterback Vinny Testaverde's 54 birthday and since he's my favorite athlete of all time, in true psychopath form I decided to dedicate the whole week to his 20 years playing in the NFL with a "Vinny Moment" each and every day. Enjoy (or don't, that's cool too) as I try to work things out with my therapist.

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I get a pretty good amount of flack for liking Vinny. I don't know why, the man's great - I've already been over the pertinents as to why he's my favorite and I won't regurgitate such matters further, but  I will say this: why do I have to like a franchise dude like a Marino, Favre or Brady? It's kind of boring to cheer for the best sometimes anyways. Whatever. We're talking about a quarterback that's ten years retired.

Anywhoo, about a year and a half ago I felt that it would behoove my cause to pen an email to comedian Bill Burr who is an avid football and New Patriots fan.

If I could get him to back up my thoughts that Vinny was a great football player then I'd say that's a damn good get for credibility, star power and street cred. So I shot him a little message about Vinny and lo and behold, ol' Billy boy read it during his Monday Monday Morning Podcast on the July 4, 2016 episode. I know folks like immediacy nowadays, so the clip's above if you couldn't guess,.

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Bill knows, playas: you don't play twenty years in the NFL and get considered average.

Dear God, do I need help. 

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