Louisville Football Lost to Pitt On Saturday Because of Modern Warfare 3

So Louisville lost a football game on Saturday. That’s not a weird occurrence, really. That loss was their fifth of the season. Coach Charlie Strong, though, thinks this loss was unusual, and he points the finger at a video game for it. What game? Modern Warfare 3, of course. Here are some choice quotes from the coach.

Young people are dealing with so much. I told [the team] Tuesday. I get them off the practice field and we weren’t sharp, so you’re thinking you come back on Wednesday and we weren’t sharp then. There’s a new video game that come out and those guys are so… I said, how can you allow a video game to take control of what you have in your hand and what’s ahead of you.

This video game is that important? We’ll see how important it is on Saturday. I said, in about a week or so, you’re going to be throwing that video game away. But we let a video game take control of us.

It’s the buzz when you hear it all the time. Call of Duty, the new video game out, so it was a call to duty and they got called to duty Saturday. It’s young people. We’re dealing with young guys who see something new, they want to try it and it just engulfs them. I heard them talking about it all week.

We had guys miss class because they stayed up all night playing that video game. It’s such a big deal.

Yay college. It’s good to know the Louisville football team isn’t out of touch with the rest of the college community. Coach, getting mad at college students for playing Call of Duty is like getting mad at college students for drinking all the time and doing drugs and having sex with weird girls who give them diseases; s–t just happens in college, and you gotta roll with it. I hope you learned something from this, coach.

via Rivals

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