Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson has 3 100-yard games this season, including an 8-catch 152 yard effort against the Ravens in Week 11. Though he’s had some bright moments on the field, nothing he does in the future will ever compare to incredible flop he had against the Browns on Sunday.
Simpson was on the fringe of a scrum after Andy Dalton had lost a fumble before halftime. After getting pushed by Scott Fujita, Simpson jumped and went flying backwards as if he were an actor in The Matrix. It was awesome (video here). A day later, his Wikipedia page was updated to include an “acting career” section (click twice to enlarge).
Here are the good parts:
During Week 12 of the 2011 NFL season, Jerome Simpson was nominated by the Academy of Arts and Sciences for an award in the upcoming 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards airing on ABC September 23, 2012 for his acting skills during the NFL season.
During the second quarter of the Cincinnati Bengals’ game against the Cleveland Browns, Jerome Simpson was pushed by Browns LB Scott Fujita during a scramble for a loose football. Jerome Simpson proceeded to fly four yards back into the air like a character in the Matrix movie trilogy. Fujita was assessed an unsportmanslike conduct penalty on the play which was off-set by a Bengals penalty.
Jerome Simpson was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the Sports Team Category. He is expected to win the award against fellow NFL player and nominee Ndamukong Suh for his acting in trying to explain why he viciously stomped on an opposing players’ arm.
In light of his acting, many Italian Serie A soccer teams have expressed interest in signing Jerome Simpson. Those rumored to bidding for his services are Juventus and Football Club Internazionale Milan.
I’m not sure if the flop deserved its own Wikipedia section, but I’m not complaining. This is every bit as bad as all the other flop videos we’ve posted. Sports would be much better without any of them (unless it’s as awesome as Simpson’s was).
via Jimmy TrainaGoogle+