The following are actual quotes from the mind of Marty Mush, uttered to me during our day-long man date in Mississippi:
“I don’t like the act of pooping. I don’t think I’m going to do it anymore.”
“The thing that fascinates me about hummingbirds is they can hum that long, that their larynx can hold up.”
“Here’s my thing about NASCAR. If you’re losing, why don’t you just get a better car?”
Tip of the iceberg. I’ve been a lot of places. Hung out with a lot of people. Barstool gambling guy Marty Mush is simultaneously the most fascinating and frustrating human being I’ve ever met in my life. We spent eight hours together. At the end of the eight hours, we both agreed we needed some space.
He came down to Mississippi. We ate fried chicken, banana pudding and I made him mainline sweet tea. He saw a coyote and a few rabbits. And all he wanted to do was run in a field.
There’ll be more video about Mush in Mississippi this week. All in all, the two of us are going to make a hell of a combo at Barstool. There remains a very good chance I end up hating him, but it’s 50-50 right now.
But goddammit this guy is electric. I came away wondering if I’ve been looking at the world the wrong way.