The Pro Bowl is now over, and J.J. Watt was able to add more hardware to his showcase (and apparently, another truck to his garage), winning Defensive MVP honors, despite the vehement Twitter protests of Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes' wife.
Someday, we in Houston all hope that J.J. Watt won't be playing in the Pro Bowl because his team will be playing in a far more important game the next Sunday (Super Bowl, fools), but for now, we can continue to marvel at the meteoric rise of one J.J. Watt as not only a football player, but a mainstream star.
That ascension continued last night, as Watt was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which is easily the best of the late night talk shows when it comes to celebrities willing to show some personality (a category Watt is a card carrying member of).
The show open last night proved that:
Any sketch where a) there's a random dude in an Elmo suit walking the streets, b) said dude in Elmo suit gets destroyed by Watt on a spear tackle, and c) J.J. Watt says that Kimmel is "fancy like that" when the barista asks if he wants whipped cream in his latte is a winner.
As for Watt's appearance on the show itself, here is the video of most of it...
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Meanwhile, in J.J. Watt related news, the Texans have hired a defensive line coach to replace Bill Kollar, who left for Denver over the weekend to be part of Gary Kubiak's staff with the Broncos. The lucky individual who inherits the soon to be two time Defensive Player of the Year as part of his position group is Paul Pasqualoni, who is best known for being the head coach at Syracuse for about a decade and a half during the 90's and early 2000's.
Pasqualoni was most recently the defensive line coach in Chicago in 2014 after a three year stint as the head coach at the University of Connecticut.