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John Harbaugh credits Lamar Jackson's 'Seinfeld' reference in 'Bubble Boy' comments

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Lamar Jackson dropped another gem Wednesday when he called himself the new "Bubble Boy" in reference to his social distancing efforts. 

After seeing what his MVP quarterback said during his media availability, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh gave a nod to Jackson for using the classic Seinfeld reference. 

"It's pretty funny," Harbaugh said. "I had watched the Seinfeld episode just in the last couple weeks, the 'Bubble Boy' episode. Awesome episode, Kramer burns down the cabin, Jerry following George up the highway."

In the "Bubble Boy" episode, Jerry, George and Elaine's plans to stay at George's girlfriend, Susan's cabin include a pitstop to visit a young fan of Jerry's who lives his life in a germ-free bubble. George and Susan ended up getting there first after George dusts Jerry and Elaine on the highway, leaving them with no directions for the "Bubble Boy's" house.

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After a competitive game of trivial pursuit, an altercation between George and the "Bubble Boy" results in the bubble popping. The boy collapsed to the ground and the four got chased away by the town's residents. Meanwhile, Kramer went straight to Susan's cabin and left a lit cigar on newspapers, causing a fire that destroys the place. 

 

As great as the reference was, Jackson's quotes gave people some confidence that the league's reigning MVP is taking social distancing seriously ahead of a season that will require players to be diligent. 

"I think [Lamar] was just being humorous about that," Harbaugh said. "I think what he was trying to say was that it's a big responsibility for us to take care of ourselves and protect ourselves and one another and our families. We want to win, we want to play these games, and that's a big part of how we're going to do it. Applause to Lamar in making that point in his way."

For anyone else who's thinking about re-watching the episode, it's season 4, episode 7. 

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