LSU Football: Joe Burrow finally lost to an NFL teammate in something

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Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow is well-known for his extreme competitiveness.

Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard a litany of stories about Burrow and his competitive edge no matter what the game/event.

Remember the time Burrow lost a game of ping pong to LSU punter Zach Von Rosenberg? He was so mad that he spent the rest of the night playing ping pong in an effort to get revenge on Von Rosenberg.

Well, now there’s another story of Burrow losing to a teammate in something and working hard to get better.

Joe Burrow lost a chess match to a Cincinnati Bengals teammate

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but Burrow is a great chess player. He actually keeps a chessboard by his locker in the Bengals locker room.

Earlier this season, Burrow would play chess with his former LSU teammate Thaddeus Moss.

Eventually, Bengals cornerback Chidobe Awuzie got in on the chess games with Burrow.

And Awuzie, who played college football at Colorado, took Burrow down.

Here are the main details of the story (via

"“I had to get a little better,” Burrow said.After his initial victory, Awuzie suggested Burrow and Moss download the app as a way to improve.Burrow took the advice. In a rematch a couple of weeks later, Awuzie immediately noticed a more calculated strategy compared to their first game. Even though Burrow lost again, the way the quarterback played the opening and middle portions of the game impressed Awuzie.“His end game needed a little bit of work,” Awuzie said. “But he was playing all the right moves.”"

Burrow is probably going to be obsessed now with beating Awuzie in chess. He’s so competitive that there’s no way he’ll just let Awuzie beat him a few times without figuring out a way to come out on top.

That’s part of the reason Burrow is so good on Sundays. He refuses to be anything but the best. And if he’s not the best, he’ll find a way to be the best.

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Burrow is just wired differently. It’s hard to explain, but it’s a good thing for the Bengals.