When he’s not avoiding Internet comment sections discussing whether he should be counted among the NFL’s elite QBs, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is apparently taking lavish shopping trips and purchasing useless items.
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During a recent appearance on The Lounge, the Ravens’ team podcast, Flacco admitted that the dumbest purchase he ever made was five or six gigantic massage chairs (you know, the ones you see in department stores and spend 15 minutes trying to figure out how they work but would never, ever buy). The chairs ended up in his basement after a single use.
“I bought a handful of massage chairs a few years back,” Flacco said. “Like the big Brookstone ones that put you all the way back. Of course, [Dennis] Pitta, he’s the ultimate peer pressure-er, the person who wants you to do dumb things. So he started getting in my ear about doing it. I might have gotten five of them, a couple thousand dollars each.”
Flacco, who is 6-foot-6, says he was too big for the chairs, and most of them are now in the possession of one of the Ravens’ stadium security guards.
So let this be a lesson to all of us. Those massage chairs that you think look so comfortable? They usually aren’t.