The Seattle Seahawks equipment staff punked ‘Hawks players and coaches this week with a prank that turned 300-pound lineman into jelly.
Lifting a page from MacGyver’s middle-school years, Seahawks staffers fashioned a contraption that featured a life-like, stuffed snake wired to pop out of a Gatorade cooler.
“It scared the heck out of me,” QB Matt Hasselbeck told the team’s official site.
The equipment crew roped victims in by pitching a phony “new Gatorade” product. It went viral, and a steady stream of players and coaches, curious about the drink, filtered into director of player development Mo Kelly’s office — under surveillance from a hidden camera.
Popping the cooler, players were met by an angry (and chilled) snake, wired to lash out.
“I kind of knew something was up but it was still so freaky because his head was moving back and forth,” defensive tackle Craig Terrill said (sure you did, Craig).
The prank was a gift from the Green Bay Packers equipment posse, who pulled it off on their guys last week before passing it off to the Seahawks staff.