Coach blames Modern Warfare 3 for team’s loss
UCLA Bruins coach Henry “Red” Sanders famously said “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing” and legendary Alabama Crimson Tide general Paul “Bear” Bryant declared “There’s no substitute for guts”.
This past weekend University of Louisville front man Charlie Strong weaved his own noteworthy words into the history books following the Cardinals’ loss on Saturday.
There a number of factors that may have figured into the Cardinals’ 21-14 loss to the University of Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday. A single fundamental mistake in any of the game’s facets is enough to tip the scales in an opponent’s favor. Head coach Charlie Strong however believes he may have a beat on what attributed to his team’s lackluster play.
“Young people are dealing with so much. I told them 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 came 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…We had guys miss class because they stayed up all night playing that video game. It’s such a big deal” – UL Head Football Coach Charlie Strong
Citing the players’ lack of focus and mental toughness during preparation Strong went on the explain that many of his players took to Twitter to voice their collective excitement for the release of Modern Warfare 3 which occurred on Tuesday as his team intensified preparations for their Saturday game.
“Our guys talk about it. 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” – Charlie Strong
Previously riding a 3-game win streak before Activision sabotaged their season, the University of Louisville Cardinals now stand at an even 5-5.
Thanks to CardinalSports.com for the quotes.