- Pittsburgh Steelers LB TJ Watt is the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year
- Watt and teammates Minkah Fitzpatrick and Alex Highsmith recently went to play pickleball in a local park.
- Fitzpatrick teamed with a random mom at the park to school the NFL superstar and his teammate Highsmith
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Pittsburgh Steelers’ star TJ Watt is undoubtedly one of the best athletes on the planet.
The linebacker is the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year after recording 22.5 sacks in 2021, tying Michael Strahan’s NFL record.
But it turns out that Watt’s athleticism is no match for…a random Pittsburgh mom?
That’s right, Watt and teammates Minkah Fitzpatrick and Alex Highsmith went to a local park to play pickleball recently. Once there, Watt and Highsmith reportedly got drubbed by the team of Fitzpatrick and local woman who we know only a “Meg.”
My mom whooped some Steelers in pickleball today lol pic.twitter.com/FoHbGXCGtu
— Nat (@ravioli_wizard) June 12, 2022
Now, as any good sports journalist know, pickleball is the sport of suburban mom’s everywhere. Not only do they play all the time, but it’s often extremely competitive. Just look at this woman’s confidence as she brags about how she and Fitzpatrick “whooped” Watt and Highsmith.
Watt could’ve denied the woman’s tale of the events, but instead he took it in stride.
Meg was serving the HEAT. We had trouble all day. https://t.co/iemtZDRbuW
— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) June 12, 2022
Meg not only now has a great story to tell, but she’s also become an internet hero.
Pickleball one of those sports that no matter the age or how in shape you are, if you cold you cold. https://t.co/VVbvVlrK6k
— Dox (🦅0-0) (@DoxBrando25) June 13, 2022
There’s certain games that older people are just better at. Racket sports tend to be one of them. Tennis, racket ball, pickle ball, squash, you name it. If you’re in the under 30 crowd thinking you’re gonna roll up and show out, just check the ego at the door. https://t.co/SFbdzQfJ11
— Brian Warning (@CoachBWarning) June 13, 2022
Y’all think this a joke but nah them seniors be monsters at pickle ball https://t.co/SeAiLtd9OW
— Uncle JB (@AdidasKing5) June 13, 2022
There’s a good chance that Watt will return to the field and continue to dominate in 2022. But he learned a valuable lesson on this day. If you come for Queen Meg on the pickleball court, you best come correct.