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After Losing NFL Bet, Houston Reporter Chows Down on His Newspaper’s Front Page

ChronicleJohnMcClainScreenGrabThis is hilarious.

Per a report by USA Today “For the Win” columnist Laken Litman, Houston Chronicle sportswriter John McClain lost a bet that the Texans would select a quarterback in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. And so, heading into the weekend, it was time to pay up; as promised, McClain had himself filmed in the cafeteria eating his paper’s Draft Day front page.

John McClain is just one last-name vowel away from exactly matching that of a certain Nakatomi Plaza action movie hero. We assume, for at least a little while, that the reporter’s Pavlovian reaction to the sight of the player the Texans chose in lieu of a quarterback (defensive end Jadeveon Clowney) will also die hard.

On the advice of his doctor, McClain consumed the print in “Chronicle strip”-size portions over the course of an afternoon and evening, with a little tuna added for flavoring. He jokes at one point in the video that a new diet plan could very well involve eating the paper on a daily basis.

[H/T: Tori Richards]

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