If you ever wanted to know what motivates a 300lb man, you probably didn’t have to look farther than your kitchen’s freezer for ice cream. The sweet and delicious, delicate substance filled with extras like toffee, or cookie dough ice cream garners the attention of everyone around. American’s love it so much, they created a holiday for it (July 15 – Ice Cream Sandwich Day is August 2nd).
When you’re on the practice field and it is over 90 degrees, and your freezer is out of range for ice cream though as it is in danger of becoming sweetend condensed milk before you pass the bleachers, you bring the freezer to the field.
Exactly what Joker Phillips did yesterday at practice, having an ice cream truck waiting for the Wildcats as they came off the field after a 2 hour and 40 minute practice, the first in pads.
According to UKAthletics, Phillips said “They’re working really hard in extreme heat and just thought we’d throw ‘em a bone today.”
Something the players definitely appreciated, as Phillips said Matt Smith, the 300-pound senior center, was capable of running the 40-yard dash in two seconds for waiting ice cream.
Besides being excited about ice cream, Joker was also happy with his running back situation stating that the team would be going with a Running Back By Committee approach. “Definitely by committee, they’re all good enough to play. All of them are good enough to win with.”
No word on the availability of Hawaiian Shave Ice after today’s second full pad practice.