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Urban Meyer spoke at the Ohio coaches convention. In part of his speech, which lasted more than an hour, he recounted this story about famed Ohio State coach Woody Hayes. Then head coach Earl Bruce brought Hayes in to speak to the coaching staff about toughness. He brought a live prop.
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“He reaches down and grabs this box, slides the top and there was something in the box moving around. He reaches in and he pulls out this turtle. He reaches down, this turtle’s snapping and he says, ‘I’m going to show you toughness.’ He unzips his pants and takes out whatever he takes out. The turtle reaches up and snaps at him. You see the veins and the sweat (on Hayes). He screams at the coaches, ‘That’s toughness! That’s f’n toughness!’ He reaches down, pokes the turtle right in the eye and it falls off. He wipes the sweat off his forehead and says, ‘That’s the problem. We don’t have anybody in this room tough enough to do that right there.

“(One assistant) raises his hand and says, ‘Coach, I’d do this. Just promise not to poke me in the eye.’”

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Dallas Tiger I heard that joke 40 years ago also.
Reply46 months
Original joke with the bartender, gorilla, and baseball bat was better.
Reply46 months
Old (old) joke. I heard a slightly different version back in the 70s. No coaches and turtles, but a bar, a tough Cajun with an alligator and a gay observer in the bar. "Well, I will if you promise not to slap me so hard."
Reply46 months
"Just promise not to poke me in the eye."

hahaha
Reply46 months
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