In an interview after his introductory press conference, Chip Kelly sat down with CSN Bay Area and was asked if San Francisco was the right fit for him. Here’s what he said:
“When I looked at this organization, obviously I was let go in Philadelphia, and I looked at what was available out there and when someone could tell ya, you know, when you fall out of a boat sometimes you land in crap and then sometimes you land in San Francisco. For me, it was the best opportunity out there. I’ve had great admiration for this organization from afar.”
It’s pretty obvious what Chip was saying there. But Fox News – yes, Fox News – decided that Chip might have meant Philadelphia was “crap.”
One, that quote makes no logical sense.
Two, if you replaced “crap” with “Philadelphia” in that sentence, it would sound like an actual quote someone might say right? Or was crashing in Philly the “fall out of the boat” part?
Three, who knows what Kelly truly meant with that quote
That shows some real reading comprehension issues. Let’s see which one of these makes more sense:
- “When you fall out of a boat sometimes you land in Philadelphia and then sometimes you land in San Francisco.”
- What would be falling out of a boat in this scenario– voluntarily leaving Oregon?
- “When you get fired from your job sometimes you land in crap and then sometimes you land in San Francisco.”
- Doesn’t that make more sense? There’s a lot of crap around the NFL (Cleveland, for example).
Then again, it’s not like Fox News is known for their understanding of facts (let the “Jim is a liberal hipster loser” comments commence).