The offensive lineman became the latest player to hilariously introduce himself for the game against the Buffalo Bills on October 15.
Justin Pugh is an offensive lineman for the New York Giants who recently introduced himself for the team’s “Sunday Night Football” game at the Buffalo Bills on October 15. His introduction left fans giggling when he came up with a relatable answer about where he's from. Pugh signed with the Giants practice squad two weeks ago and on Sunday, started on the O-line against the Buffalo Bills.
Starting at left guard, Pugh told people what he was doing before signing with the Giants. He decided to scrap the traditional recording of giving his name and alma mater as part of the taped introductions at the beginning of the game. Instead of mentioning his alma mater, he hilariously said he came "straight off the couch."
Fans praised the athlete for his brutally honest answer. @Lucidvein joked, "Something we all can relate to." @ghostuba said, "I have never vibed with a football player more." @Flap_Flaps added, "One of the best intros so far this year."
According to TODAY, the 33-year-old athlete attended Syracuse University and was signed to the Giants practice squad on October 4. His recent game marked his first game action all season and his first since Week 6 last year when he tore his ACL while playing for the Arizona Cardinals.
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Although the Giants lost 14-9 to the Bills, quarterback Tyrod Taylor praised the offensive line's performance. "I think the offensive line did a great job of battling today, regardless of who was out there. I know we had an injury with (offensive lineman Joshua) Ezeudu. Hopefully, he's okay and it's not serious," he said, according to a team transcript per CBS Sports. "Those guys have done a great job of battling, play in and play out all day against a very good front. Hats off to them. They were the main reason why we were able to put ourselves in a position at the end to possibly win."
As for Pugh, he told reporters that he had "issues with the cadence" of the Giants' plays. According to Newsweek, he enjoyed being part of the atmosphere despite the team's loss. "I've never in my whole career been part of something like that," Pugh said.
He's not the only NFL player with a funny bone. Earlier this year, Travis Kelce debuted as host of "Saturday Night Live" and nailed it with a hilarious monologue. The 34-year-old diverted his focus towards comedy by delivering a side-splitting five-minute monologue to start the program. In the presence of his family, which included his brother, Jason, Kelce took the opportunity to discuss his recent triumph in the Super Bowl and seized the chance to taunt a Philadelphia Eagles superstar. However, the tight end's portrayal of quarterback Patrick Mahomes had the audience in hysterics and his first foray into comedy was undoubtedly a hit.
The athlete's private life is also making headlines as he is rumored to be dating Taylor Swift. The singer, 33, and the Kansas City Chiefs tight end, 34, recently spent time together at the afterparty at Catch Steak following the season 49 premiere of "SNL" in New York City.
“Taylor and Travis were there all night and they were so smiley, they were so happy,” a source revealed to PEOPLE. “They were so talkative. They were really fun. They talked to every single person in the room that talked to them. They were super cool. Super nice, super happy.” The insider added that the pair stayed at the party “until after 4 a.m.”