Washington State Coach Talks Zombies At Press Conference
Mike Leach, coach of the Washington State Cougars, spent two minutes of his weekly press conference talking about zombies, and it was amazing.
When you get a coach that loves to go off the rails a little bit, it seems that reporters start to take note in order to get them to do just that.
Previously, Leach spent some of a press conference talking about an invention that he had in mind that is a veil for coaches to wear so others can't read their lips.
During his most recent press conference, he was asked about what he did for Halloween, which led to him talking about stores that start holiday sales early along with Christmas music. That wasn't the weird part though.
One reporter, for whatever reason, asked him what he would need for a zombie apocalypse. His answer delivered.
I know this is a minority opinion, and I can say that safely with the success of the shows and movies, but I find zombies to be the most boring of the monsters because everything with zombies is redundant,” Leach replied. “So you basically have dead bodies walking around and get body parts chopped off and continue to walk around to some degree and it’s pretty undefined on what it takes to kill a zombie. You just keep chopping away at them, evidently, and without any particular clue on how they become zombies.
“It’s almost like a disease, so I guess it’s sort of like AIDs for dead bodies, except for they live instead of die or something, I don’t know. But I don’t fully understand the zombie thing. And what I don’t like about zombies is they’re incredibly redundant. Here’s a zombie, alright, we chopped him, now get the other zombie, okay boom, the ash or decayed flesh flies somewhere. So after somebody’s killed three zombies, I mean it’s all the same to me and then you wait there for an hour and a half.
“I honestly think, I don’t think I’d have to store that much. I’d have to store all my favorite things and have a nice, locked-in space. Zombies seem to be able to climb, so I don’t think height is a big deal. And obviously I’d want to blast of couple just to see how that comes together,” he continued. “But I actually think, in a zombie apocalypse, I would die of boredom before anything else. I think some of my neighbors would start shooting zombies – okay there’s another one, and there’s another one, and another zombie, oh okay, this is a really ugly zombie, wow, pretty attractive for a zombie. And then, no, I think I’d die of boredom, I really do.
“I’ve been kind of waiting for the zombie thing to run its course, go back to vampires or something that’s far more captivating. Or something that isn’t quite as science fiction, even like an old Frankenstein or something. Or ghosts, you know, the poltergeist thing? Ghosts are kind of fashionable now and hopefully they’ll overtake the zombies But I’m ready for the zombie thing to be over. And I realize I’m talking to my kids and my son-in-law and all that. They’re zombie-crazed, so they’re obviously part of the problem. But I, for one, am ready to move on from zombies. We need something else and I don’t want it to be a science-fiction deal, either.
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