Found November 14, 2011 on
Crystal Ball Run:
Cover the sport of college football long enough, and one constant always seems to be coaches worrying about distractions. They worry about the media being a distraction. They worry about girlfriends becoming a distraction. They worry about fellow students becoming one too.
But a video game? We’d never heard that one before… at least until Monday, when Louisville head coach Charlie Strong wondered aloud if the new “Call of Duty,” video game may have been behind his team’s struggles in 21-14 home loss to Pittsburgh.
Yes, that actually happened, with Strong making a little light of the situation in his regular Monday conference call with the media.
“What’s the new video game out, ‘Call of Duty?’” Strong told reporters Monday afternoon. “It was a call to duty, and they got called to duty. But that’s young people.”
When a reporter then followed up to clarify and make sure he’d heard correct, Strong had no problem responding to the inquiry. “I head them talking about it, yes.
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OK, this is a first. Louisville head coach Charlie Strong is blaming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for his team's lack of focus in last Saturday's 21-14 loss against Pittsburgh. Never mind the fact that Pittsburgh's players probably have the same game. If anything, they might be more inclined to play video games until the wee hours of the morning. That there thing called...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 set staggering sales records, pulling in more than $400 million in the first day of its release. It stands to reason that at least a few of those buyers were college football players. That's concerning for Louisville coach Charlie Strong, who noticed a troubling lack of focus by the Cardinals in their 21-14 loss to Pittsburgh. "Our guys talk...
I’ll be honest. When Charlie Strong announced in yesterday afternoon’s press conference that the release of “Call Of Duty” had a lot to do with his teams lack of focus last week, I really wasn’t all that surprised. However, it’s slowly becoming one of the top stories this week in college football. Matt Hinton of Yahoo Sports’ Dr. Saturday blog published an article...
So our guys were occupied with the latest release of Call of Duty video game last week.That, combined with three wins a row, probably accounts for the obvious lack of focus against Pittsburgh in a game that could have moved the University of Louisville football team into a tie for first place in the Big East Conference. Who’s worried about Pitt, we’ve got it going.Getting acquainted...
Charlie Strong's Cardinals head to UConn Saturday needing a victory to become bowl eligible. After a disappointing effort against Pittsburgh, Strong hopes his team responds with better focus in practice this week.
Typically, when coaches talk about the distractions consuming their players, they mean the Big Stuff: School, family, money, relationships. Times are hard. Earning a degree is hard. Kids come from some pretty hard places.
That's true at Louisville as well as anywhere else, and Charlie Strong is as accustomed as any coach to dealing with the diversions that follow his players...
Louisville lost at home to Pitt Saturday 21-14, and coach Charlie Strong believes his players were not properly focused on the game because they were too concerned with the new video game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was released last Tuesday and reportedly generated over $400 million in [...]
Head coach Charlie Strong always talks about "it being about today, not tomorrow." The Cardinals spoiled their 'today' last Saturday against Pittsburgh on Senior Day at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium and now focus on Saturday's BIG EAST road game against Connecticut.
Louisville lost at home to Pitt Saturday 21-14, and coach Charlie Strong believes his players were not properly focused on the game because they were too concerned with the new video game, Call of Duty 4. Call of Duty 4 was released last Tuesday and reportedly generated over $400 million in sales in its first [...]
Video games seem to be having a negative impact on college football players lately. Louisville head coach Charlie Strong seems to feel part of the reason his team suffered a 21-14 loss to Pittsburgh was that his players were too focused on playing Call of Duty 4 to properly prepare for the game. A [...]
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