Wednesday, November 16, 2011

College coach blames loss on latest video game release

As It Stands list of “Stupid Things People Say,” has been expanded today to include the following story:

I’m going to chalk this excuse up under the heading of Creative Ways to Explain Losing a Football Game...

One week after crowd-surfing in the postgame locker room after beating West Virginia, Louisville coach Charlie Strong isn’t riding so high after his team’s 21-14 home loss to Pitt.

But Strong has a reason for the Cardinals’ sluggish follow-up to their big win: The release last Tuesday of the popular video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3″ distracted his players from their preparation. Yes, Strong was serious. “It’s young people,” Strong said. “That’s what we’re dealing with. We’re dealing with young guys who–all of the sudden there’s something new and they want to try it, and it just engulfs them.” Hmm, we know college kids tend to waste time playing video games, but this seems like the most-ludicrous excuse ever.” [Mike Rutherford on Twitter]

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