Monday night, the Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide to win the national championship. A big part of the reason they won was the play of quarterback Stetson Bennett IV, who completed his journey from walk-on to national champion.
Aside from a freak fumble, Bennett managed the game about as well as could have been asked of him, going 17 of 26 for 224 yards and two touchdowns. His touchdown pass to Adonlai Mitchell is going down in the annals of Georgia Football lore.
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) January 11, 2022
Out-dueling a Heisman Trophy winner and the mighty Crimson Tide meant that Monday night was a celebration for Bennett and his teammates. Unfortunately for him, when you’re the face of the national champions, you’re expected to be up bright and early to make the rounds and do some interviews to talk about how excited you are about what you’ve accomplished.
That’s what made Bennett’s appearance on Good Morning America so wonderful and pure. The still visibly drunk Bennett who clearly hadn’t slept much at all last night did his best to power through the chat with Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts. He did his best to make it seem like he wasn’t still sloshed but then again that’s usually how you can tell.
"You gotta bet on yourself." — Stetson Bennett on his journey from walk-on player to @georgiafootball's starting quarterback!
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 11, 2022
Bless this 23-year-old college football player who just reached the pinnacle of his athletic career and celebrated as intended. He’s not the problem here, the need to make this guy get up at 5 a.m. to do these interviews is the problem.
And if nothing else his appearance delighted college football fans who watched along and remembered times in their life when they’ve been forced to talk about themselves when all they wanted to do was crawl into bed for 20 hours.
when I've had somewhere between 8 and 14 beers and somebody asks me how many beers I've had pic.twitter.com/Ttoepjfhzi
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) January 11, 2022
"birds aren't real" pic.twitter.com/TL1v51LLS1
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) January 11, 2022
My guy got HAMMERED last night 😂😂 https://t.co/04VWDUCweL
— Andrew Hammond (@ahammFreePress) January 11, 2022
Much respect to Stetson Bennett—ELECTRIC performance on GMA. pic.twitter.com/XBiXznZ2Xt
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 11, 2022
This isn't even hungover. My man is still flat-out hammered on TV with Robin Roberts. https://t.co/JiRA87EO6s
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) January 11, 2022
Never in the annals of human history has a man needed a Mama’s Boy breakfast more than he does right now. https://t.co/LrNCpFO90z
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) January 11, 2022
Get some rest, Stetson. You’ve earned it.