Northwestern's two-headed QB monster is great because both quarterbacks are skilled, but they each have their own unique talents. For example, Kain Colter is apparently good at making me absurdly hyped, but Trevor Siemian is a bad singer.
We know this thanks to two videos released by NUSports in the past two days. (I had planned on putting them in a larger Sips post, but for now let's just focus on them individually because they're both great.)
The first is of Kain Colter going around Chicago -- Chicago's Big Ten Team!!!!! -- and reading a bunch of stuff dramatically and making me want to run through a damn wall.
AHHHHHHH! I mean, Kain hasn't taken any acting classes at NU or anything, but, just casually walking around Chicago and talking about the Rose Bowl and saying stuff about playing football still gets the job done.
A) What's up with those purple Beats by Dre headphones? Are those standard issue?
Oh, wow, a picture looking artsy in front of The Bean! You must be a lifelong Chicagoan! I remember freshman year too. Make sure that your selfie is your profile pic.
The No. 1 thing preventing Northwestern from being Chicago's Big Ten team: that baby on the left COMPLETELY IGNORING Northwestern vs. Syracuse highlights. That baby hates Northwestern.
"Gameday's coming. First Saturday of the year. We've been working hard. We're ready. ARE YOU?!?!?!"
YES KAIN I'M READY SET UP SOMETHING FOR ME TO RUN THROUGH WOOOOOOOOOO GO CATS
But perhaps the cooler video was mounting a helmet to Trevor Siemian's helmet. They did this with walk-on P.J. Carollo a few years ago, but they had more fun with it this time.
0:21: Everybody on the team sings along to the song "All Gold Everything" by Trinidad James, notably the "POPPED A MOLLY I'M SWEATIN/WOO!" part, for which Kain Colter has hand gestures. I mean, hey, if it's good enough for LeBron James' pregame warmup routine, it's good enough for Northwestern's, right?
But seriously: NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS FOOTBALL DOES NOT ENDORSE THE TAKING OF ECSTASY OR WHATEVER YOU KIDS CALL IT THESE DAYS.
0:56: Trevor Siemian serenades us with his version of "Wagon Wheel," the greatest song ever written. ROCK ME MAMA LIKE THE WIND AND THE RAIIIIIN ROCK ME MAMA LIKE A SOUTHBOUND TRAIN HEYYYYYYYYYYY MAMA ROCK ME anyway, this did quite a number on my timeline
OH MY JESUS PAT FITZGERALD DID YOU JUST ENDORSE THE DARIUS RUCKER VERSION OF WAGON WHEEL
FIRE PAT FITZGERALD
I DON'T CARE ABOUT FOOTBALL FIRE HIM RIGHT NOW
IF A GUY CAME UP TO ME ON THE STREET WITH A GUN AND AN IPOD AND SAID HEY RODGER DO YOU WANT ME TO KILL YOU OR DO YOU WANT ME TO PLAY YOU THE DARIUS RUCKER VERSION OF WAGON WHEEL I WOULD NOT EVEN THINK FOR AN INSTANT I WOULD BE LIKE "BRING ME INSTANT DEATH PLS" AND I WOULD NOT REGRET IT FOR A SECOND
IF I WAS BEING CHASED BY A GIANT SPACE MONSTER THAT I JUST SAW EAT SOMEBODY AND SOMEHOW WHILE RUNNING I SPOTTED A DIFFICULT TO NOTICE ENTRANCE TO A ROOM THE MONSTER WOULDN'T NOTICE AND DOVE IN, AND THEN I GOT INSIDE AND THEY WERE PLAYING THE DARIUS RUCKER VERSION OF WAGON WHEEL, I'D SPRINT RIGHT BACK OUT AND LET MYSELF BE EATEN BY THE GIANT SPACE MONSTER
I WOULD RATHER BE MADE IMMORTAL AND CHAINED TO A MOUNTAIN TOP AND HAVE AN EAGLE EAT MY LIVER OUT EVERY DAY AND THEN HAVE IT REGENERATE THAN LISTEN TO THE DARIUS RUCKER VERSION OF WAGON WHEEL EVEN A SINGLE TIME
It's okay I guess. Anyway, my point is, Quentin Davie is an amazing practice DJ:
1:08: I'm actually kind of curious what happens here -- is Kain blocking Trev? And why is NU practicing that?
1:28: college athletes are self-aware about how often they talk about grinding
As many jokes as we can make: THESE VIDEOS ARE SO AWESOME, and Northwestern sports deserves a million props for making them. Keep it up -- the @NUFBFamily Twitter is literally on must-follow status.
But since this is a QB battle, WHOSE VIDEO DO YOU LIKE MORE?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!??
More from Sippin' On Purple:
- Northwestern football fall camp: Updates from the Wildcats as they prepare for 2013
- Treyvon Green, Northwestern Wildcats football, No. 22
- Thursday Sips, ft. Northwestern fall football practice, plus United Center and more
- Northwestern football fall camp position battles: Offensive guard
- Northwestern Wildcats football: Kain Colter, Trevor Siemian star in two amazing videos
- Nick VanHoose, Northwestern Wildcats football, No. 23