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GumboPot
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Some people are just born with competitiveness. Re: "Super Burrow".
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Burrow played on a travel AAU basketball team when he was 9. During one state tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Burrow's team was trailing by eight points with about 30 seconds to go.

"We kind of thought it was over," said Tom Vander Ven, who coached the team.

But then Burrow took over, scoring nine consecutive points, including seven straight foul shots, to lead his team to an improbable comeback. The other team kept fouling him -- and he kept making shots.

"I'd never seen anything like it," Vander Ven said. "It was then that I knew he was different from everyone else. I couldn't believe the poise under pressure and competitive drive demonstrated by a 9-year-old. The pressure didn't seem to register with him at all. He just stood at the foul line and drained them one after the other. Most kids at that age couldn't hit two free throws in a row, especially under pressure."

Vander Ven is a professor of sociology at Ohio University. After that particular basketball game, he offered Burrow's parents, Jimmy and Robin, an unsolicited diagnosis of their son.

"Because I'm a sociologist that studies crime, after the game I told his parents that Joe had the kind of qualities that you find in cops and first responders -- and also serial offenders," Vander Ven said. "The point I was making was he had the kind of qualities those people have, where his pulse probably doesn't change no matter the situation he finds himself in. He could be mowing the lawn or pulling people from a fire and his pulse would probably stay about the same."

Don Cooley, who also coached Burrow in basketball and baseball, said his best attribute wasn't necessarily his athleticism.

"He wasn't a freak," Cooley said. "Don't get me wrong, he was always one of the best kids at a tournament. The thing that always stood out about him was that no matter where we were going, Joe always thought we were going to win. We were from a small town, and even when we went to big cities, he was never afraid. He never had any fear."


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Iam_PrinceAkeem
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re: Some people are just born with competitiveness. Re: "Super Burrow".
It'll be so nice if Burrow could lead this team to an undefeated season and win the Heisman


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re: Some people are just born with competitiveness. Re: "Super Burrow".
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It'll be so nice if Burrow could lead this team to an undefeated season and win the Heisman



As difficult as it may be, that's the goal.


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re: Some people are just born with competitiveness. Re: "Super Burrow".
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He could be mowing the lawn or pulling people from a fire and his pulse would probably stay about the same."



You can see this.

Dude is cold as ice and unflappable. Truly an invaluable asset and something that is going to pay huge dividends for him this year and beyond.


What an absolute gift this kid was to the entire Tiger Nation



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re: Some people are just born with competitiveness. Re: "Super Burrow".
Just got done reading that and came to post it. Awesome article.


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re: Some people are just born with competitiveness. Re: "Super Burrow".
Are you saying Burrow should also play basketball for LSU?


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re: Some people are just born with competitiveness. Re: "Super Burrow".
Joe's got the 'eye of the tiger's
...just a man and his will to survive


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re: Some people are just born with competitiveness. Re: "Super Burrow".
Great article. Thanks for posting.



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re: Some people are just born with competitiveness. Re: "Super Burrow".
"Dude is cold as ice and unflappable. " In the winter of 2018, in the middle of his competition with Haskins, Joe was asked about the competition. He matter of factly stated that he "knew he was a good quarterback." No bravado, no daggers at Haskins, just quiet confidence about how good he was.


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Some people are just born with competitiveness. Re: "Super Burrow".
There are a hundred talented QBs out there. Smart, confident, competitive and tough ones separate from the rest


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Big Scrub TX
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re: Some people are just born with competitiveness. Re: "Super Burrow".
This quote in the same article from CEH made my gottdamn day:

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"It's a throw that I'll remember for the rest of my life," LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire said. "Joe was getting hit and threw a ball off one leg sidearmed to Justin Jefferson. That's something I'll take to my grave. A guy with arm talent like that and being so composed, that's something that's hard to find and we have it."


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re: Some people are just born with competitiveness. Re: "Super Burrow".
Just finished reading the book Mindhunters and they FBI agents description of serial killers and their obsessions and calmness describes what this person said about Joe.


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MetryMauler
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re: Some people are just born with competitiveness. Re: "Super Burrow".
Why the hell was a team fouling up 8 with 30 seconds left? Fire the coach!


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