JJ Watt continues to prove that he’s the man of the people.
Seriously, when I think of the top five current or former NFL players I’d want to have a beer with, Watt is always at the top of my list.
The guy just seems like an all around good dude, as we watched him break down in tears when the Arizona Cardinals created a goodbye and congratulations retirement video. He also helped out a sports bettor who lost $1,000 due to a horrible call that ruined his chances of winning the money, and the examples go on and on.
Needless to say, the guy is a legend.
With that being said, we can add yet another example to that list.
Watt was the commencement speaker at the University of Wisconsin’s graduation this year, which is his alma mater as well…
And man, it had the potential to be the best commencement speech ever.
He recently sat down for the Green Light with Chris Long podcast, where he discussed one bad*ss recommendation he proposed the the school…
And I’m talking about putting one beer underneath the seats of everybody there. And not just any beer, the pride and joy of Wisconsin… New Glarus Brewing Company’s Spotted Cow.
“I was talking to the university and really wanted to do something special and cool, so I was trying to find a way to make mine memorable, and I was talking to the university and was like ‘this is what I want to do…’
Spotted Cow is the best beer in Wisconsin, it’s incredible. I want to put a Spotted Cow under every single seat in the stadium.
I’ll pay for it all, I’ll pay for the labor to put it under the seats, but at the end of my commencement speech, I’m gonna say, ‘and now to congratulate you, reach under your seat and have a cold one on me.’
And they were like ‘yeah, we can’t do that legally.'”
And then he offered to just buy the entire class a round at the local bar, The Terrace, and they shot that down too:
“I thought that would’ve been such a badass idea.”
Man, I bet whoever turned that idea down is real fun at parties.
And no joke, if you’ve ever had a Spotted Cow, you know how damn good this idea was…
Check it out:
I’m still convinced this would have been one of the greatest commencement speaker moves of all time if they’d have let me do it 🤣
(On second thought, maybe it would be 2nd place to that guy who paid off all the student debt.)