Wisconsin’s footballers are not shy about their affinity for cold brewskies.
We saw this firsthand when Aaron Rodgers and David Bakhtiari had an impromptu chug-off at a Milwaukee Bucks playoff game. (The lineman won handily, if you’re keeping score.) And now former Badgers great J.J. Watt is back to remind you about his own love of Spotted Cow.
On Aug. 8, the Packers will open the preseason in Green Bay against his Houston Texans. During the week, the two teams have held joint practices. This all has given the Pewaukee native Watt some summer time in his home state.
“I was going to see if I could go in the stands and have somebody bring me a brat, cheese curds and a Spotted Cow,” he said on Monday. “But I thought that might be frowned upon during period seven of practice, so maybe afterwards.”
I don’t know if I’d say frowned upon, because I’m pretty sure Watt could get away with just about anything in this state. (Except breaking some poor kid’s bike with his hulking frame.) And given that Watt now spends much of his time in Texas, it’s hard to blame him for wanting his home state’s favorite brew when he can.
On why he loves Spotted Cow: “It’s delicious, nutritious, it cures a lot of things.”
— Matt Infield WSAW (@Matt_Infield) August 6, 2019
But it also isn’t the first time that Watt has publicly expressed his love for Spotted Cow. During his UW commencement speech this year, Watt opened with a joke about the famously Wisconsin-exclusive adult beverage.
And back in February, Watt said on Late Night with Seth Meyers that his backup plan for his speech was to just give the stuff out to everyone in attendance.
JJ Watt starts out his speech with a nod to Spotted Cow. “Every time I’m here I smuggle it back to Texas in my suitcase like I’m Pablo Escobar. I’m sure you guys have had a couple yourselves.”#News3Now pic.twitter.com/mkhgMbfzpv
— Adam Duxter (@News3Adam) May 11, 2019
“I tweeted out I was just going to give Spotted Cow for everyone. I mean, let’s be honest, nobody cares what I’m saying,” he joked. “Let’s just party!”
But to get back to the original point, New Glarus really couldn’t hope to find a better brand ambassador than J.J. Watt. They better send him back to Houston with enough Cow to hold him over until the next trip home.