On today's Pardon My Take... STETSON BENNETT IV! The starting quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs and National Champion joined Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter on today's show to discuss the historical win over Alabama on Monday, what it's like to be Stetson Bennett IV, all things Georgia Bulldogs, and much more. Another topic the guys brought up was the interview that Bennett IV had to do on Good Morning America the morning after winning it all. QB1 was, understandably, hungover. What was the backstory of that moment? He explained on today's show:
Mr. Cat: How drunk were you when you had to go on Good Morning America? That sucks so bad.
Stetson Bennett IV: Yeah, well the problem was it wasn't just a Zoom call like this. So, I couldn't see Michael [Strahan], I couldn't see myself, so I had no idea what I was looking like. I was just talking to a circular camera. So, if I could have seen myself, I probably wouldn't have been leaning over to the side, or, I don't know, I probably could have done a better job. But I mean, I got out of the stadium at 2:30 in the morning. The interview was at 7:40 in the morning... tough, after you win a National Championship. That's a tough spot.
Mr. Commenter: I think it's bullshit that they make you do that interview. They should at least pay you, because you're out there, this is like the best night of your life. You should be able to fully enjoy yourself and anybody that shames you for being drunk or hung over the next day, that's just that person telling on themselves that they've never won a national championship because that's what you're supposed to do after the fact. If anything, they should either pay you money to do the interview, or you should just do the interview with somebody who's equally as drunk as you are. So that way, nobody can point at you and be like, "He's the bad guy. We're all in the same boat together," so I personally didn't have a problem with it.
Stetson Bennett IV: It's tough when you do that interview, like there's a difference between when Joe [Burrow] did it with you guys, and me with like the most professional morning show in America, you know, Good Morning America. So, yeah, that was a tough spot, I got a few texts. My grandma called me up over that one.
Mr. Cat: Wait, are you saying we're not professional just because we were wearing the same clothes we slept in and we were, all three of us, like pretty much borderline blackout drunk while doing the interview?
Stetson Bennett IV: No, no. I think you guys are just more accepting, that's what I was saying. I wouldn't question your professionalism.
Mr. Commenter: I would say that makes us, maybe, more professional that in the middle of one of our biggest like benders of our lives, we took the time to do our job. I'd say that's very professional. Michael Strahan could never.
Stetson Bennett IV: You guys are method interviewers. You want to be on the same level as the people you're interviewing.
Mr. Commenter: I think you get better answers that way, yeah.
What a legend! I agree with Mr. Commenter here - Stetson Bennett IV should have absolutely been compensated for this interview. This is probably one of, if not, the best night of us life, and he has to do a 7:40 AM interview?! Brutal. But if that means winning a National Championship, I don't think he is going to complain too much.