On today's Pardon My Take... DAN CAMPBELL! The Head Coach of the Detroit Lions joined Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter today to discuss what it's like to be a head coach, things he learned as an interim HC in Miami, his introductory press conference, and much more. If there's one thing you know about Dan Campbell, it's that he is a huge Football Guy. Look no further than the "kneecaps" quote during that time he took the podium this winter. As for another "alpha" move by Campbell? Take a look at what he had to say regarding a real life lion on today's show:
Dan Campbell: I'll tell you what I'd really love to do, just in general, and I talked to Sheila [Ford] about this. I don't think we're going to be able to do it, but I would love to literally just have a pet lion. Just a legit pet lion, on a chain, a big ass chain, and he really is my pet. We just walk around the building, we go out to practice, we're in 7-on-7, we're behind the kicker when he's kicking. There we are.
Mr. Commenter: On the sidelines, yeah.
Mr. Cat: Yeah, you know what you should do? You should get two of them, and put them on each sideline, and just teach the guys not to go out of bounds. Don't avoid contact.
Dan Campbell: And on command, you could train him, like if one of your groups isn't doing well, you could just take him over to their section, and just have him take a dump right in the middle of where their section is at, and then bring him on back. I mean, think about it. It would be outstanding.
Mr. Commenter: Before the game, you could walk the opponents up and down the opponents sideline, and have them pee and poop all over the sideline, and they have to deal with that all game.
Dan Campbell: That would be outstanding. We're going somewhere, I don't know if PETA's going to allow that.
Mr. Cat: Yeah, I don't think so.
Dan Campbell: We would take great care of it, it would be fed well, it would be petted, it would be manicured. I might end up losing an arm because of it, but that would be even better, you know? Because it would validate that this is a creature, now. This is an animal. This thing, this is from the wild.
Mr. Commenter: Would you give up an arm just to motivate your team?
Dan Campbell: Possibly.
Mr. Cat: For a Super Bowl. If I said, "Dan Campbell, you are going to win a Super Bowl in Detroit..."
Dan Campbell: Yes.
Mr. Cat: There it is. One arm. Your move, Mike Vrabel. OK, so, arm to a lion for a Super Bowl.
There you have it. It truly doesn't get more Football Guy than that. Just imagine the sight of a giant lion roaming the sidelines prior to an NFL game. Scary, to say the least.
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