Come Super Bowl Sunday all eyes will be on… New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones and New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold?
Neither Jones nor Darnold will be playing in The Big Game, but the duo will get plenty of airtime as they square off in a cornhole tournament dubbed “SuperHole.”
Make of that what you will…
Adding to this somewhat bizarre turn of events, the matchup between Jones and Darnold will warrant a national TV audience as it will be aired on
ESPN The Ocho ESPN2 at 5:00 p.m. ET (note: it will be recorded on Friday).
“Being from Charlotte cornhole was always around – to watch it evolve from a backyard game to a full-fledged sport with American Cornhole League leading the way has been exciting,” Jones said, via the official website of ACL SuperHole. “Plus, the opportunity to take Sam on heads up was something I couldn’t pass on. Hopefully sometime soon we’ll be doing it on the gridiron in the big game!”
I know what you’re thinking, but I assure you this and very real and Darnold is taking it as seriously as Jones.
“While I wish I was going to be on the field this weekend, this is a nice consolation prize – and another opportunity to take home a win for Gang Green against a cross-town rival,” Darnold said. “Daniel’s a great competitor, but I’ve been practicing and feel good about my odds!”
Darnold and Jones have even engaged in a little friendly trash talk, via Busted Coverage.
Be sure to set your DVRs! This is a can’t miss…?