Washington State FB Coach Gives Hilarious, Rambling Answer to Reporter Who Asks For Wedding Advice


Mike Stefansson, a reporter for KULR in Montana, is getting married next week. As what surely was intended to be nothing more than an icebreaking aside, he asked Washington State head football coach Mike Leach for some wedding advice.

But instead of a rote, blandly funny one-liner, what Stefansson got was a wild, rambling two-minute long rant about marriage which undoubtedly has him thinking about skipping town.

“I wish you a very happy marriage, and I’m sure you’ll have one,” Leach told Stefansson. “But I’m just telling you, when it comes to marriages, the women. Lose. Their mind.”

The highlight — and the whole thing was fantastic — but the highlight was a sequence beginning at the 20-second mark in which the coach ran through the litany of questions Stefansson can expect to receive.

They’re going to barrage you with constant questions. ‘What should we wear?’ Which, of course, my answer was, ‘I don’t care.’ ‘What color should the invitations be?’ ‘I don’t care.’ ‘What should we have for dessert?’ ‘I don’t care.’ ‘Should we seat this this way, or that that way? ‘I don’t care.’

But see, ‘I don’t care’ is not satisfactory at all. And you’re going to get caught in a catch-22 — and I’m certain that you already have — and that catch-22 is, ‘Well I want you to be a part of this too, so, what color invitations?’ ‘Alright, the blue ones.’ ‘Well I kind of like the tan ones’ — ‘OK the tan ones, then.’ ‘Oh, you’re just saying that because you want this overwith, you’re not even thinking about it.’ Which is, of course, true. ‘What do you want for dessert?’ ‘I was thinking strawberry shortcake.’ ‘Oh, ok. Yeah, strawberry shortcake would be good. Well, what about the blueberry pie?’ ‘Well, I like the blueberry pie. We could have the blueberry pie’ — ‘Well, I thought you wanted to have the strawberry shortcake?!’ And it’s just going to go back-and-forth.

Leach, by the way, is in the middle of his biggest week of what could be a very special season for Washington State, The Cougars play their rivals, the Washington Huskies on Saturday, with the winner earning a berth to the Pac 12 championship game. A win there would send Washington State to a major bowl game.

But none of that matters when there’s life advice to be doled out.

“You need to find excuses that they’ll buy to be as far out of harm’s way as you possibly can,” Leach said, in closing.

Watch above, via the (now surely petrified) groom-to-be, Mike Stefansson.

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