Keeping it 100: A story of flu, football and Dr. Phil
Before he began his day job mediating unruly teenagers with a zest to fight their mothers outside, the Oklahoma native actually dabbled in NCAA football. In a Sept. 9, 2013, interview with David Letterman on The Late Show, McGraw recounted his experience that unfortunate night:
McGraw: I played for University of Tulsa, and I was there the year that we got beat by Houston a hundred to six.
Letterman: Woah, 100 to six? What position did you play?
McGraw: Well, I was a middle linebacker and a tight end and just kinda any — I mean, at halftime, I was lookin’ out the ear hole of my helmet, so I don’t know where I was playin’.
Letterman: So you helped out on that defensive effort?
McGraw: Boy, I shut ’em down, I tell ya. Nobody breaks a hundred on me.