Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt was prepared for his May 11th commencement address at the University of Wisconsin.
Or so he thought.
Then he was asked to send a copy of his speech when he was done writing it.
“I said, ‘What do you mean?'” Watt said. “‘I don’t write speeches. I’m just going to go up there and talk.’
“That was my full plan. I did not know that you had to write it all out. I’m dead serious. I didn’t know. He was like, ‘They have a teleprompter for you. What do you want on it?’
“I said, ‘Nothing. Just give me a black screen and tell me when to stop talking.’ That was literally my plan. But I found out you have to write some stuff down. So I have about a month to figure it out.”
Watt said he isn’t nervous about speaking in front of the crowd, saying he’s “really excited about that.”
“I get to go back to Wisconsin [and] Camp Randall [Stadium],” Watt said. “I never graduated, so I get to see what graduation looks like. It’s an honor. It’s such a true honor.
“I grew up 45 minutes from Camp Randall, so being invited to go back [and] have the opportunity to go back to a school and a team that I watched growing up and idolized, walked on and eventually got a scholarship from [and] now to be able to speak at their commencement, it’s an unbelievable honor. I take it very seriously. Even though I said I wasn’t going to write a speech, I take it very seriously. I’m humbled.”
— patrick (@PatDStat) April 17, 2019
JJ should just give them what they want.
Then toss it day of, and speak from the heart.
That should be something to witness.
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