by Adam Gretz
Mike Tomlin's weekly press conference began like any other random, mundane press conference with an NFL coach: review of the most recent game, rundown of the injuries, look ahead to the next opponent, answer mundane questions about why team had result it had in previous game, how will team prepare for next game, etc. etc. etc.
Then, out of nowhere, as Tomlin was set to answer any and all questions from the local scribes, he received a visit from Santa Claus. And what a visit it was.
It began with Santa handing out gifts, ranging from five pounds of raw meat for nose tackle Casey Hampton, to a copy of Jim Wexell's book for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, to a $300 million cash bailout for Pittsburgh's embarrassing major league baseball franchise, otherwise known as the Pirates.
After he handed out said gifts, Santa Claus voiced his displeasure over Lendale White and his stomping of the Terrible Towel following Sunday's game. Santa pulled out a picture of the Titans running back, threw it to the ground, and stomped on it while singing a James Brown tune. If all of this wasn't enough for you -- and how could it be? -- the visit ended with Tomlin hauling in a pass from Santa, after Tomlin ran a crossing route in front of the Pittsburgh press corps.
I wish I was making all of that up. But, as you can see from the video at NFL.com ... I'm not. Frankly, I don't think my mind is warped enough to make that up.
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