Life Lessons From Antonio Brown, NFL’s Most Exciting Player

There are three crucial, incontrovertible ways to “drip.”

Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game on August 25, 2018 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steeler’s superstar wide receiver, has three pieces of advice on how to carry yourself well, or as he says, how to “drip.”

“You got to have the smile,” he told GQ. “The first time someone sees you smile, they gotta know you mean business.” Second, “you gotta have the right smell for the drip. When the person first meets you, they’re going to get that fragrance.” (According to GQ, Brown smells like Chanel.)

And finally: “You have the fragrance drip and you got the smile drip. That’s two ways to drip. Then you gotta get the fit. You can’t have no basic fit. You gotta have that different fit. When you got that different fit, you ’bout to DRIP.

Whatever drip Brown has, it’s working. In 2010, the player was the 195th pick in the NFL draft. He was five-foot-ten and could maybe scrape out a career as a punt returner. But during his second season, he was selected for the Pro Bowl, and he’s made five more since as he continues to haul in impossible sideline catches that have earned him the nickname “Tony Toe Tap” for his ability to keep his feet in bounds. GQ writes that Brown dropped only three of the 174 passes fired his way last season, and that he is “football’s best current player not named Tom Brady.”

Maaan, I’m having a hell of a good time. It’s a great time to be alive,” he said to GQ. “It’s like, if you’re not having fun, what are you doing it for?”

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