Quarterbacks Climb Aboard The Viral-Video Train

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — What do you get when you combine a slow news cycle with the latest in Internet hilarity?

“Drake Hands.” Lots and lots of “Drake Hands.”

We’ve done some digging since posting this video of Boomer Esiason doing his creepy version of the web sensation. It turns out we can thank a Los Angeles-area Starbucks barista named Brody Ryan for the original “Drake Hands” video, which featured him posing this way and that as Drake’s song, “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” plays in the background. As the story goes, Ryan was trying to impress a model he met in Starbucks.

Maybe it worked. Maybe it didn’t. But it spawned countless parodies from the likes of Larry King and “Breaking Bad” actor Aaron Paul.

And like everything else, “Drake Hands” eventually made its way to the world of pro sports.

Here’s Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, fresh off shoulder surgery, getting in on the act:

After watching Sanchez, WFAN co-host Craig Carton was inspired to have his own quarterback co-host give it a try. Here’s Esiason:

And last but not least, Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, who can be heard during his weekly spot on WFAN’s midday show:

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