Drew Brees got behind the wheel of a New York City taxi cab and picked up unsuspecting passengers around Manhattan to help raise awareness about head-related injuries.
In a video titled "Who Dat Cabbie" posted on YouTube, the New Orleans Saints quarterback drives your typical yellow cab adorned with a gold number nine (his jersey number) hanging from the mirror, a Drew Brees bobblehead on the dash and a hack license on the bulletproof partition (Hey, it's still New York) with the driver ID number 5,476 (the NFL single-season yardage record he holds). The expiration date on the license reads 'never.'
Six different passengers get into the cab and at first, fail to recognize the Super Bowl MVP. As Brees cruises around the streets of Manhattan, pedestrians spot him and yell things at the familiar-looking cabbie like "Who dat?" and "Hey, it's Drew Brees" before each of the surprised fares catch on.
One female passenger asks Brees, "Why are you driving a cab?" To which he replies," Just for fun, it gives me something to do, keeps my reaction time quick."
Brees teamed up with Dick's Sporting Goods to inform people of the dangers of concussions in sports.
During the ride, the six-time Pro-Bowler quizzes the passengers about sports injuries while getting the questions from his armband like he does in the huddle.
All the passengers got prizes at the end of the ride and— more important to Brees— an education on the seriousness of head trauma.
NFL Players Association attorney Jeffrey Kessler says an arbitrator expects to rule within a week on arguments presented Wednesday concerning the Saints' use of the NFL's franchise tag on quarterback Drew Brees.
Arbitrator Stephen Burbank is handling the matter of how to interpret language in the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, which requires any club that designates...
With the number of lawsuits by former NFL players against the league over concussion-related problems growing by the day awareness for head injuries is at an all-time high in not only the NFL but all sports. Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation has teamed up with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees to promote PACE [...]
New Orleans Saints Drew Brees apparently drove a cab in concert with Dick's to raise concussion awareness.
Dick's passes along this note: "The Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation is proud to have...
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Drew Brees has been designated as a "Franchise" player again, but this time it's his third such designation. If that's the case, Brees could stand to reap millions more in his next deal -- a deal that wil affect other Franchised players. Perhaps the Saints should have acted sooner.
Ha ha, it’s funny because hack is outmoded slang for a taxi driver. Anyway, Drew Brees drives the Cash Cab in a video to promote concussion awareness issues for youth athletics. You can tell this was really spontaneous and not at all scripted by the fact that you can see the police escort for Breesus’ vehicle in every shot.
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Drew Brees Concussion Trivia: Who Dat Cabbie?!Fan of Drew Brees? Concerned about the safety of football players and the concussions they face? Well, than this is your video. Everyone else will give this about a 2 minute watch before moving on. Drew Brees’ passion for educating the public on the misconceptions of concussions and the severity of the injury has branched out to...
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Whether we agree with Bountygate or not, we have to accept the consequences and move on as best as we can. Our first order of business is to get Drew Brees locked down with a long term deal. Make no mistake about it, Brees will be on the field with the Saints this season. Our coaching situation presents a unique challenge, but we're a veteran team, and we think...
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For your viewing pleasure today at work (because I know you have time to kill on a Friday), here is Saints’ quarterback and fantasy football stud Drew Brees on David Letterman last night:
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