College football training camps have started around the country.
After all, the season begins later this month.
The NFL is doing the same. The NFL season doesn’t start until early September, but, football season is here, folks. Let’s embrace it.
J.J. Watt, a former Wisconsin Badger and current Houston Texans star, tried to embrace training camp on Monday. The Texans are currently having joint practices with the Green Bay Packers — a team Watt is of course familiar with.
Watt didn’t only go to Wisconsin for college, he also grew up in the state. He’s aware of Packers traditions. One of those traditions is to ride a bike into practice.
Unfortunately, this bike ride went very poorly for Watt:
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Watt’s initial bike not only didn’t get him to where he wanted to go. He broke the kid’s bike, too.
It’s all in good fun, of course, and Watt eventually traded up to ride a bike more his size. He spoke about the odd experience, which involved him buying the kid a new bike:
“The bike that I was using was not equipped for a 290-pound man, and the seat broke off,” Watt said, via Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com. “We have purchased a new bike for the boy. So, I apologize for that.
“I mean, I can’t walk past a kid. That’s hard. He had a [Aaron] Rodgers jersey on, which is fine. I respect it. I support loyalty. The welcome and reception I’ve gotten since I got back here. To see people wearing my jersey, it’s pretty crazy.”