The U.S. Olympic curling team received a surprise phone call oh Saturday from Mr. T, who gave them some inspirational last minute support.
The former athlete and star of the 1980's TV series The A-Team surprised several members of the U.S. Olympic curling team on Saturday shortly before their final match with Sweden.
Guess who just phoned our guys to say good luck tonight?? The one and only @MrT himself. Can’t thank T enough for c… https://t.co/ZjRWko8f1q— Team Shuster (@Team Shuster)1519436302.0
Team members John Shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner and Joe Polo were extremely appreciative of the call, saying that they "can't thank T enough for calling and hopping on board" the team USA "train."
"I want you guys to know, I'm your biggest fan back here in the United States," Mr. T told the team. "You know I love what you're doing and I understand the athletic ability that it takes."
@TeamShuster @MrT @usacurl Sweden 🇸🇪 dead meat let's go boys bring him the gold. USA 🇺🇸 https://t.co/dAV9ruI1Ln— Mark McNeal (@Mark McNeal)1519436483.0
Who knew Mr. T was a fan of curling, of all things?
Mr. T, whose real name is Laurence Tureaud, also issed a series of supportive tweets ahead of the game that will determine which country takes home the Gold. He said he expects "PAIN for Sweden and victory for the USA!"
I predict PAIN for Sweden and victory for the USA! Yeah that’s what i’m talking about. We’re in it to win it fool!… https://t.co/HQyoiYJyxY— Mr. T (@Mr. T)1519440158.0
He also told the team to "live the dream and make it real."
I really don’t have to pump you up, motivate or inspire you because the gold medal was your dream. Now just live th… https://t.co/WF4RBzZrMY— Mr. T (@Mr. T)1519447774.0
In his final public message of support for Team USA, Mr. T said "now go out there and do what you best. Bring home the Gold or else!"
This is your moment @TeamShuster . Now go out there and do what you do best! Bring home the Gold or else. Grrr!… https://t.co/OeOieKNdnx— Mr. T (@Mr. T)1519452441.0
His support seems to have paid off. The United States defeated the Swedish curling team, taking home the Gold medal on Saturday night. "Congratulation USA," Mr. T tweeted. "We did it! John shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner and Joe Polo. Magnificent, I'm so proud of you guys!"
Congratulations USA @TeamShuster we did it! John shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner and Joe Pol… https://t.co/FFHgf4hp2C— Mr. T (@Mr. T)1519463911.0
Fans of the US curling team expressed their support too.
@TeamShuster @PriceAtkinson @MrT @usacurl I pity the fool who bets against #TeamShuster ! Bring home the #gold boys!!— Mike Avants (@Mike Avants)1519436459.0
Lots, and lots of support.
@TeamShuster @MrT @usacurl Believe it or not, Mr T isn't the only person watching and wishing you luck! A lot of ot… https://t.co/rHOgigzCJO— Josh Weaver (@Josh Weaver)1519445958.0
Bridgette Madore-Krebs said "Mr. T is awesome!! Go team USA!!" Yeah he is.
@TeamShuster @MrT @usacurl Mr T is awesome!! Go team USA!!— Nixie Knox (@Nixie Knox)1519479143.0
"Curling is cool, fool!" Amen, James Honeycutt. Mr. T said so. And it worked.
@TeamShuster @MrT @usacurl 🇺🇸 https://t.co/rLNUNlMxzx— James Honeycutt (@James Honeycutt)1519441715.0
Congratulations to the US curling team for bringing home the Gold!