James Harrison Celebrates Steelers Win by Lifting Weights Like a Maniac 5 Hours Later


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Tom Brady should be very afraid.

Because not long after making what was essentially the game-winning play in his Pittsburgh Steelers' victory over the Kansas City Chiefs to advance to the AFC championship game on Sunday, ageless linebacker James Harrison began preparing himself to hunt the New England Patriots star quarterback down—five hours after his team's massive divisional-round victory.

The 38-year-old posted three workout videos to Instagram soon after the win, the first of which is timestamped at 5:10 a.m.


Speed 600

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Banded takeoffs

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Bar back raises

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That means Harrison had to have gone straight to the gym from the airport, or made a very, very brief stop somewhere, because the Steelers' flight landed at 3:46 a.m.

I don't imagine the Steelers are crazy about their defensive leader exhausting himself so immediately, but I suppose it's probably more welcome than a celebrity- and drug-laden trip to Miami.

But it makes sense—Harrison dines on quarterbacks every week, and though they can't all be as meaty as Jared "the Hefty Lefty" Lorenzen, signal callers can be quite filling and require some extra work in the weight room. 

In addition to forcing a holding penalty on Chiefs lineman Eric Fisher that took the game-tying score off the board with 2:43 left in their Sunday matchup, Harrison recorded Pittsburgh's only sack and three of the team's five tackles for loss.