Look out! There’s a dinosaur on the field! Patrick Peterson turned the NFL into a scene from ‘Jurassic World,’ as the Arizona Cardinals player worked out while dressed like a T-Rex! Click to watch.
Got to hand it to Patrick, 26, though. He manages to make exercising while wearing a giant, inflatable dinosaur outfit look fun. The Arizona Cardinals cornerback hit the field ahead of the Oct. 17 game while dressed as a reject from Dinosaur Train, doing his warm-ups in what might become the hit Halloween costume of the season.
It does look a bit exhausting, though. Maybe that’s why he wasn’t able to prevent the New York Jets’ Brandon Marshall, 32, from making that unreal leaping catch? Thankfully, the Cardinals were able to stomp all over the Jets like a stampede of triceratops and win the game, 28-3.
So, this dino-attire isn’t just Peterson starting a new fashion trend. He lost the Cardinals’ “Bucket Challenge” this week. Arizona has this weekly event to help keep the mood light before games. The squad’s quarterbacks (and Patrick, a cornerback) take turns throwing a football inside a bucket, according to AZ Central.
“If you hit the bucket, you get one point,” Drew Stanton, 32, said. “If you hit inside the bucket, you get five. So basically that’s what it was. We used to do timed for like five minutes, and then we changed throws to make it more competitive. Now, we go straight to sudden death.”
The punishments have been pretty brutal. In Dec. 2015, Patrick had to dress up like Will Ferrell’s character Buddy from the movie Elf. At the start of 2016, Matt Barkley, 26, had to work out while wearing Ugg boots, a crop top and a pair of official Arizona Cardinals boxer briefs.
The point where the tradition gained the most attention came when Carson Palmer, 36, finally lost and was forced to warm-up (on his birthday, no less!) in a homemade bikini and skirt made out of towels and what looked like some spare football equipment.
Carson as a Hula dancer, Matt trying out for the Lingerie Football League or seeing Patrick pull a Was (Not Was) and “Walk The Dinosaur?” It’s hard to pick which punishment is the worse. One thing’s for certain – no matter who loses, the fans win!
What do you think about Patrick rocking out with his dino self, HollywoodLifers? Do you think he was feeling it? What do you think they’ll do next week?