James Harrison would rather watch ‘Family Guy’ than Steelers game
James Harrison is on the verge of getting an opportunity to face his former team in the AFC Championship Game, but don’t expect him to be anxiously watching Sunday’s divisional round matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars.
After the New England Patriots dominated the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night, Harrison made it clear that he does not care who his opponent is next weekend. In fact, he claims he has no plans to watch the Steelers play.
“I won’t, no,” Harrison said, via Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports. “I don’t even know what time they’re playing.”
When asked what he will watch during the Steelers-Jags game, Harrison said he would prefer to check out comedy cartoons like “Family Guy” and “American Dad.” When asked what it would mean to him to face the Steelers after they released him, Harrison insisted they would be just another opponent.
“No more, no less than it would to play anyone else,” he said.
Despite being ripped by some of his former teammates, Harrison says he doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of others. He has been determined to prove that playing for the Patriots is strictly business since they signed him, and Harrison is sticking with that narrative.
“I don’t pay attention to sports, I’m not a sports person,” he said. “If my kid isn’t playing, I don’t watch it. If it’s not film study, I won’t watch it. I’m not really into it like that. This is my work. It’s just my job. I want to get away from my job.”
A reporter then asked Harrison if his time with the Patriots has been energizing, to which he only grumbled “good.”
“If you ask me a feeling question, you’re going to get one-word answers,” Harrison said. “OK? Let’s go.”
As we mentioned before, everything Harrison has said over the past month indicates he wants to prove he is not a “traitor” and only signed with New England because no one else offered him a contract. Perhaps a Super Bowl ring would get him to open up a bit.