People are very upset Kliff Kingsbury will allow Cardinals cellphone breaks
One seemingly innocuous comment from Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury at the NFL owner meetings has raised quite the uproar.
An ESPN story by Josh Weinfuss titled “Kingsbury to allow Cardinals ‘cellphone breaks'” was probably written to emphasize that Kingsbury, who coached college students at Texas Tech, was more in tune with our very modern society.
Instead, it received backlash from people who believe that Arizona allowing cellphones during breaks will ruin the team, the NFL and perhaps America.
Let us begin with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith losing his mind over this preposterous matter.
.@stephenasmith isn't here for Kliff Kingsbury's new cell phone break rule 😂 pic.twitter.com/RVQxsYVr4W
— First Take (@FirstTake) March 27, 2019
Cardinals two hour meeting schedule.
9:00- Start meetings
9:20- cell phone break
9:30- resume meeting
9:45- Potty break
9:50- resume meeting
10:15- resume meeting
10:35- nap time
10:50- resume meeting
11:00- end meeting/ recess
— Ryan “〽️ookie” Burns (@RyanMBurns1324) March 27, 2019
And so America ends. It was a good run.
— Three Year Letterman (@3YearLetterman) March 27, 2019
Didn’t think we’d see 0-16 this quickly again
— Rodney Stokes (@RodneyStokes21) March 27, 2019
— Mike Violette (@MikeyV1960) March 27, 2019
Going to implement nap time and juice between practices
— Craig W. (@PittPenguin44) March 27, 2019
And with the first pick in the next 3 drafts the Cardinals select…. pic.twitter.com/mxrWcQjdAm
— Dave Wilson (@Dxwilson1) March 27, 2019
— Roman (@dc_gabe) March 27, 2019
Can’t wait til Black Monday in January when @AdamSchefter reports that Kingbury is set to give himself an extended cellphone break after his job dismissal.
— JT (@nyy_db) March 27, 2019
Millennials ruined football @BarstoolBigCat @PFTCommenter
— Radek Dabrowski (@radek_dabrowski) March 27, 2019
All the wife’s and girlfriends of players pic.twitter.com/Tpoc3mZEK8
— Joe (@texasgolf6971) March 27, 2019
Some of those anti-cellphone break advocates, of course, bring their opinions to Twitter with a little bit of hypocrisy.
And yes, there were also folks defending Kingsbury regarding this very controversial — but probably minor — decision.
“Don’t mind if I do.” pic.twitter.com/L4BLz6OE0K
— LIL G BABY (@BahamianLeak___) March 27, 2019
“Why can’t they stay off their phones and just do their jobs??!” tweet people from their desks at work.
— Christopher Earnshaw (@ChrisEarnshaw) March 27, 2019
It’s the time and age were in. The Parcells, Ditka’s and Bobby Knights, as talented as they were would not survive today.
— David. H. Martin (@DavidHMartin7) March 27, 2019
Makes sense. 90% of other jobs, people are using their phones even if it’s not “allowed”. For example, please see the first day of the NCAA basketball tourney.
— Bryan Cote (@BCote18) March 27, 2019
I know these guys make millions but, they’re humans who cares it’s a quick break so no distractions during business. I see nothing newsworthy.
— h (@seesawwaves) March 27, 2019
People hating on this are hilarious and stuck in there ways. This is a great way to connect with players of today. People are addicted to their phones, unfortunately, so allowing them to check their phones a couple of times an hour ensures that they’ll be focused for a full 50min
— Bryan Lauer (@FocusedFanatic) March 27, 2019
I like the idea
— Scout85 (@NScout85) March 27, 2019
It’s an apparently heated debate, but here’s to guessing it will be Kingsbury’s decisions made before and after those cellphone (a.k.a. bathroom, a.k.a. water) breaks that will determine how the Cardinals succeed or fail.