Remember Pat Fitzgerald?
He’s Northwestern’s football coach, the guy who went on a mini-rant last year calling the run/pass option the “purest form of communism.” The term “communism” didn’t make a ton of sense in regard to the topic, but what he was basically saying is that the RPO is a pain in the ass because it blurs the line between legal and illegal downfield blocking.
Fitzgerald had another good rant at Big 10 media day, this time going on a sidebar that didn’t exactly answer the question but sort of worked as a catch-all complaint about society at large.
See for yourself:
WOW. So last week, Northwestern football coach was asked about declining attendance at football games, and basically summed up everything that wrong with our society in the process. GREAT stuff here. Find a minute and watch. Kudos, @coachfitz51 pic.twitter.com/ZKfYsHtn3x
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) July 21, 2019
Okay, so first things first, the main reason for declining attendance at all sporting events is because tickets are ~$75, parking is $40, beers are $12, etc. It’s too damn expensive. Plus, you can watch the game at home on your 60 inch high definition TV, then get up and walk to the fridge during one of 300 commercial breaks that a live college football crowd has to sit through on metal bleachers. They wait there patiently, watching nothing in particular, while a dude stands on the field waiting for cues from a television producer, letting him know when he can signal referees that the break is over.