Buzz Williams talks about the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker (Video)
Marquette coach Buzz Williams spoke emotionally after leading his team to the Sweet 16 for the second straight year. Asked by a reporter about his decision to go into the stands to hug his family after the team’s victory instead of conducting a TV interview, Williams explained his actions in a heartfelt, yet strange way.
“I’m not worried about TV, not worried about the crowd, not worried about the pageantry or the ambience of what the tournament is about,” he said. “I’m humbled by it all. Extremely grateful for my wife and the sacrifices that she makes and for our four children, growing up as sons and daughters of coaches is very volatile and extremely emotional.
“A country kid that just hung in there. Hang in there, hang in there, hang in there, throw a good pitch, throw a good pitch. The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, show up and go to work and do it every day no matter what’s surrounding you. That’s really hard, man.
“You got to be a lion chaser to be married to me. She’s tougher than all them kids we play with. It’s really humbling, really humbling.”
Many people were moved by his speech while others thought he was high on drugs. I just know those words earned him plenty of points with the wifey, that’s for sure.
Oh, and sorry to break it to you, Buzz, but West Virginia fans still hate you.