Draymond Green: Michigan fan is top snowball target

The Detroit News

If you could hit one person with a snowball, who would it be? Golden State Warriors forward and former Michigan State star Draymond Green has no doubt.

“If I could hit one person with a snowball,” Green said, “it’d definitely be a University of Michigan fan.”

Green’s comments — we're sure it was all in good fun, right? — were part of a behind-the-scenes look at the Nike “Snow Day” commercial that aired during Thursday night’s NFL game between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins.

Mobile users can view the behind-the-scenes video here.

The commercial, which promotes Nike’s cold-weather Hyperwarm gear, features a star-studded cast of professional athletes squaring off in a football game during a snow day, including a quartet with Michigan ties.

Green is a Saginaw native who played four seasons at Michigan State, helping the Spartans reach the NCAA title game in 2009, and the Final Four in 2010. In addition to Green, the group includes several pros with Michigan ties, including Dolphins defensive tackle and former Lion Ndamukong Suh, and Le’Veon Bell (Michigan State) and Antonio Brown (Central Michigan) of the Steelers.

Suh, in fact, recalls the coldest NFL game he’s ever played in the behind-the-scenes video, which of course came while he played for the Lions.

“The coldest I’ve ever been as a pro, it would probably have to be at Green Bay,” Suh said. “It was negative-13 at kickoff. Feet were freezing cold. Toes, as soon as you put them down on the ground, they started freezing up.”

No such issues in Miami, obviously.

Mobile users can watch the commercial here.