It’s good to be Matthew McConaughey. Who else in this world marries a model, wins an Academy Award, and gets issued the title of Minister of Culture at the university where he graduated.
Yes, that’s McConaughey’s official title with the Texas Longhorns. Which means that the 49-year-old actor gets to hang out on the men’s basketball team’s bench, right there alongside the coaches.
In fact, it would seem that not only does McConaughey get to sit with the coaches, he even gets to tell some of the assistants where to sit.
Back in January, McConaughey explained to Stephen Colbert what his duties as Minister of Culture entail.
“Really, my goal, my purpose as the ‘Minister of Culture’ is to have that arena be the last place any visiting basketball team wants to play,” explained McConaughey. “And the first place that any world-class large band, act does want to play.”
Wooderson even gets to join in on team huddles during the game.
Bro is definitely fully invested.
Unfortunately, the Longhorns were defeated by Kansas State 71-64, their fourth loss in the past seven games. Looks like McConaughey has more work to do.
Twitter reactions to McConaughey being on the Longhorns’ bench (and in the team huddle) have been priceless.