Mike Leach reacts to Popcorn Guy: 'I kind of felt the same way'
Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday October 01, 2013
Perhaps the most memorable highlight of Saturday’s 55-17 Stanford win over Washington State was a Cougar fan.
Late in the game, with rain pouring down, the ESPN broadcast showed a Cougar fan by himself, laying his head back and pouring a bag of popcorn into his mouth, instantly becoming a cult hero. Joe Tessitore called him the night's MVP.
At the end of Mike Leach’s weekly press conference, the coach was shown video of Popcorn Guy and asked his reaction.
“That guy’s awesome,” Leach said. “That guy, yeah. I kinda felt the same way at the end of that game.”
Leach also commented on his technique.
“I thought it was pretty good, Leach said. “My wife can do that thing where you throw it up and catch it in your mouth. I’m not very good at it. Her and my daughter occasionally have the contest where you throw M&Ms and field it with your mouth. They’re both pretty good at it.. I think he could give either one of them a run for their money.”
Here’s Popcorn Guy, and you can see Leach’s reaction at the 11:10 mark of the video below that.