Mr. T gives pep talk to US curling team ahead of gold-medal match
Before their gold-medal match against Sweden on Saturday, the United States men’s curling team got hyped up by Mr. B.A. Baracus himself.
In the hours before the competition, the team posted a video on Twitter of famed actor and media personality Mr. T calling them on the phone to wish good luck and offer them a pep talk.
Guess who just phoned our guys to say good luck tonight?? The one and only @MrT himself. Can’t thank T enough for calling and hopping on board the #TeamShuster and @usacurl train!! #TeamUSA #curlingiscoolfool #TeamT pic.twitter.com/qN3MNMsybN
— Team Shuster (@TeamShuster) February 24, 2018
Curler Tyler George seemed especially thrilled in a tweet of his own as well.
HUGE thanks to unofficial team captain @MrT for calling in for a pep talk just now!! I’m ready to run through a wall. Gold medal game tonight!!! ???????? pic.twitter.com/wSVVQTs5cg
— Tyler George (@tgeorge1323) February 24, 2018
Of course, most of the guys on the team were probably just kids when the now-65-year-old Mr. T was at the height of his fame in the 1980s. But it’s still a cool gesture nevertheless from the veteran actor and pop culture giant, who may now have a new favorite sport beyond just wrestling.