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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    Can someone explain "soup canning" to me? I don't get it. I get what happened, just not sure why they're calling it "soup canning".
    It comes from something Mike Wallace reportedly said when busting Keenan's balls:

    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...tch-cb-660438/

    In a scene that similarly has played out numerous times in the 20-odd years they've known each other, Mike Wallace sat in a folding chair in front of his locker Thursday after practice, playfully busting the chops of childhood friend and teammate Keenan Lewis -- standing just a few feet away -- for getting beat that afternoon in practice.

    Lewis, in perfect coverage, had a deep ball snagged over his head by Toney Clemons, who was playing the role of stud New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks -- right in front of team owners Dan and Art Rooney II.

    "I was saying he was getting better until he got soup ate off his head -- in front of the owners -- both of 'em," Wallace smiled. "He got soup ate off his head -- a guy jumped over him and caught the ball. Took the ball from him. It got real nasty. I felt bad for him."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    It comes from something Mike Wallace reportedly said when busting Keenan's balls:

    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...tch-cb-660438/
    Why is that getting soup ate off his head? I can envision what happened. Just have no idea why he's referring to soup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    Why is that getting soup ate off his head? I can envision what happened. Just have no idea why he's referring to soup?
    Toney Clemons stole Keenan Lewis's lunch. Hence the terms eating soup off his head, or "Soup Canning" someone. It is actually a depression era term from the south whence someone would steel canned goods from others in order to eat.

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    Just picture a WR eating soup off a DBs head. If that picture in your head looks humiliating, then you get the picture.

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