Former Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings cornerback Fred Smoot brightened up the Mondays of sports fans everywhere when he hopped onto NFL Reddit for an AMA.
Of course, just being able to lob an inquiry at a former NFL star is a pretty good work distraction, but it was Smoot’s answer to a question about the Minnesota “Love Boat” scandal in 2005 that really blew up the blogosphere — not to mention the memes.
When Smoot was asked about the party, he first said that everything was blown out of proportion. However, when a fan brought up a certain action involving offensive lineman Bryant McKinney, a stripper, and a certain action that Michael Douglas both loves and hates doing right now, Smoot gave us the quote of the year: “We call that runnin’ through the okra patch.”
The memes just could not help themselves.