Lighten-up America, Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly Was Joking
Notre Dame University has been my favorite college football team for my entire life. I try to never miss a game.
This past Sunday night, they had a hard-fought 41-38 overtime win versus Florida State University. I watched the Fighting Irish Head Coach Brian Kelly being interviewed after the game.
He spoke about how they need to improve upon their execution. Then, he offered a joke. Clearly, it was an attempt at humor. But, we currently live in dangerous “woke,” “broke,” no joke times. I knew right on the spot that the politically correct mob would pounce on Kelly. They didn’t disappoint.
Kelly was asked by ABC sideline reporter Katie George about his team's play. "I'm in favor of execution," Kelly told George during an on-field postgame interview, "Maybe our entire team needs to be executed after tonight. We just didn't execute very well,” said Kelly.
In any other era, this would be accepted for exactly what it was. A joke. But, not today. No way that the woke “assassins” let any chance to be offended go by wasted.
It was an obvious play on words; taken from former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach John McKay's 1976 joke, when he was asked about his team's execution in a loss. "I'm in favor of it," McKay famously joked.
Many of today’s reporters were not even alive when McKay said this in 1976. Of course, in today’s Bizarro World atmosphere, Kelly was pressed about the reference.
This madness placed Kelly in the position of having to provide context for a joke. "It's an old John McKay quote," Kelly told reporters, "I was kidding. It was tongue-in-cheek. It wasn't funny? I was talking and making a joke about it. It was taken serious? Are you people crazy?"
Kelly blasted back cancel-culture defiance to ESPN.
We must find a way to end the ridiculous political correctness that is infected our society.
It’s corrosive and if left unchecked it’s going to become debilitating in America.
SOURCES: ABC News, ESPN
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