- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

If you’ve been on the internet over the last week or so, chances are, you saw a viral video of a man hitting a kangaroo in the face.

In a video of a group of Australians hunting wild boars with their trained dogs, one of the dogs bumps into a kangaroo. The kangaroo, being the extremely violent animal that it is, puts the dog in a headlock, gripping it’s sharp nails into its neck. One of the hunters sprints out of a jeep towards the kangaroo to rescue the dog, and as the kangaroo squared off with the man, the man pulled back and punched it directly in the face, stunning the animal.

Watching a man jab a kangaroo directly in the face inspired New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo, and prior to his team’s critical game against the Dallas Cowboys, McAdoo showed his players this flat out ridiculous video.

“We have to stay hungry. We have to be hungry, and it’s time to … it’s time to eat,” McAdoo told The New York Post. “We had one with a man and a kangaroo. It’s a video on the internet that’s gone viral. The kangaroo had his dog in a headlock, and he bopped the kangaroo in the nose. It was a fist fight between the kangaroo and the man.”

Sure, the Giants do have to stay hungry, but what exactly is the point of showing a group of football players a video of a man punching a kangaroo?

“Just to not be scared, I think that’s what he was going for with that one,” punter Brad Wing said. “Just to rise to the opportunity and just kind of react, just play without thinking too much.”

Wide receiver Victor Cruz saw the point of it as well, citing a famous Mike Tyson quote.

“Everybody has a plan about what they’re gonna do and how they’re gonna do it until they get punched in the face,” Victor Cruz told said. “And I think that’s what coach is trying to instill in us, that we need to come out firing, and see how they respond.”

It worked, apparently. The Giants beat the Cowboys, who had won 11 in a row. The win brought the Giants’ record to 9-4 on the year, comfortably situating them in the a win column ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the first wild card spot and two wins ahead of the Washington Redskins, who are nipping at the heels of those two teams.

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