On the most recent episode of The Marty Smith Podcast, our host recalled last weekend’s viral moment with golfer John Daly. The PGA Tour pro joined the SEC Network’s college football pre-game show SEC Nation on Saturday morning. During one segment, Daly hilariously admitted he was intoxicated and our host Marty Smith had a front row seat to the amusing moment that immediately went viral online.
SEC Nation rolled into Fayetteville, Arkansas last weekend for the Razorbacks’ Week 1 matchup against the Cincinnati Bearcats. Of course, John Daly is famously known for his Arkansas fandom, especially since he attended the college in the late 1980s.
Early on in the broadcast, ESPN hosts Marty Smith and Ryan McGee played a round of beer pong without the beer. In case you didn’t realize, adult beverages and John Daly are a well-known pair. So, he wasn’t a fan of the dry beer pong during the live broadcast. But the segment went well as the guys talked to Daly about his Razorbacks.
“We have a good time. We’re messin’ around and playin’ a little beer pong without the beer. And [John Daly] was not very impressed by that,” our host explained on The Marty Smith Podcast.
Not long after, the SEC Network kept things rollin’ in Fayetteville with the Marty & McGee show. “Hillbilly Headlines” is one of the most popular segments of their program. So, they planned on John Daly reading some of the redneck news. Little did they know that in between the two shows, Daly found some drinks and made sure to enjoy the downtime. By the time he appeared on Marty & McGee, you could say he was in a different state of mind altogether.
Marty Smith Breaks Down John Daly’s Drunken Viral Moment
Host Marty Smith shared that there was around a 90-minute break between John Daly’s appearances on each show. During that time, Marty is off at a tailgate for the show and airing a piece on Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett. An hour and a half for a professional drinker is plenty of time to get loose, and it seems that Daly took full advantage.
Once his duties were finished at the tailgate, Marty rejoined McGee and Daly for their “Hillbilly Headlines” segment. They had Daly start things off by reading the first headline, but they didn’t get very far before the viral moment occurred.
“And JD just goes, ‘Well, I’m not gonna lie, I’m drunk,’” Marty hilariously recalled. “I couldn’t breathe, man. Like I couldn’t breathe. It was one of the funniest things I’ve ever been a part of on TV.”
“What’s interesting is that was the headline that John had. This guy got pulled over and looked right at the cop and goes, ‘Hey, man. I ain’t gonna lie, I’m drunk,’” Marty added as everyone laughed. ” So it’s this beautiful symbiotic seamless transition moment. And you know John’s entire brand is vodka and lung darts, and major championships. I mean that’s John’s brand. It just was unbelievable, man.”
Less than an hour after John Daly made his amusing comment, the clip had almost a million views on Twitter. The segment went viral immediately on social media.
Host Marty Smith talks about that and much more on the newest episode of the podcast. Make sure to listen to The Marty Smith Podcast in its entirety in the link below. You can also check out the whole episode on Spotify, Apple, or wherever else you listen to your favorite podcasts.