Ndamukong Suh is a big and bad man. We know this because he does things that cause pain on football fields. Things like stomping on opposing offensive linemen. Dude just doesn’t care.

But last night Suh showed his gentle side when he befriended a sea-faring being.

suh octopus

That’s our boy Suh at a Detroit Red Wings playoff playoff game, which the home team won 2-0 over the Chicago Blackhawks to take a surprising 3-1 series lead.

The legend of the octopus runs deep in Red Wings lore, and if you’re not a hockey fan (that’s illegal in Canada, by the way) and you’d like to kill off more of your Friday morning while not be productive at all, you can go ahead and do that now while learning about how this particular sea creature became tangled with a frozen game.

Suh was all up in that hockey madness last night, telling the Lions website that the atmosphere at Joe Louis Arena was just crazy, man. He also had the honor of taking a ride on the zamboni, and in my homeland, that’s every child’s dream (we dream big here). Hell, there’s even a song about driving it.

No, seriously…

Sorry for subjecting you to that. Anyways, if someone could get the video of Suh on the zamboni from last night and cut it to that tune, you’d be my hero. Thanks.

For now, we’ll just have to settle for this creative interpretation from Scott Johnson in GIF form. It’s based on Suh’s, um, distinguished driving record.

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