Lindsey Vonn joined The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday to promote her new book, “Strong is the New Beautiful.”
Vonn clarified a joke she made on the ESPYS red carpet this summer about Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. When Watt was asked how he played through a myriad of injuries, Watt started to thank his trainers before Vonn interrupted to say “and lots of massages in the groin area.”
“It was an inside joke,” Vonn explained to Patrick. “His physical therapists are all these middle-aged men who are rubbing his inner thigh. So I was giving him a hard time, not because I was rubbing his thigh, but because his physical therapists, old middle-aged men, were rubbing his thigh. So that was the joke, clearly it did not come across very well.”
Patrick later asked Vonn if Watt understood the joke.
“Yes, but his girlfriend didn’t,” said Vonn, who explained that she never dated Watt.
Patrick also asked Vonn what it’s like to ski fast.
“I always say if you’re driving down the highway, stick your head out the window,” Vonn said. “Obviously not if you’re driving. But that’s what it feels like. It’s the wind in your face. It’s fast. It feels really fun. It’s the funnest thing I can think of to do in the world to do.”
Before she left, Vonn arm-wrestled against Andrew “McLovin” Perloff, a blogger on the show. Watch below to see who won:
Read an excerpt from Vonn’s new book here.