I just had to get this off my chest:
I was in my parents’ living room yesterday and found myself watching Megyn Kelly’s midday news program. Kelly showed a clip referencing the local Philly station’s coverage of the “alleged” assault at Holy Family University of a basketball coach on one of his players. If you haven’t seen the tape, the short of the story is the team had played really poorly the day before and the coach was intending to light a fire under their butts.
That’s fine. That’s what coaches do.
Evidently this coach does it by beating the living daylights out of players (who, I might add, happen to have the class to not swing back).
You may as well just watch it here so we can cut to the chase:
If you have any remaining common sense, you’ll see that the coach walked up and clocked his player. The whole thing is insane.
But then Megyn Kelly and Jonna Spilbor deliver this little gem of commentary:
| Megyn Kelly: But to go down to the police station and file a police report?
| Jonna Spibor: I know! What’s next? Are we going to file criminal reports against every other person on the team? Cuz you can easily get elbowed by one of them.
| Megyn Kelly: It’s basketball! It is a physical game!
This is the most absurd, ignorant, illogical thing I have ever heard. Since when is unprovoked assault just part of sports?!
Using Megyn’s logic, when I sign up to play squash at college, my coach reserves the right to clock me with the raquet at any time, because after all, I might get hit with a raquet in a match, anyway. Using Megyn’s logic, if my children join the local softball team, by giving my permission to let the kids play I tacitly give permission for the coach to kick the living daylights out of them at will, because there’s always the possibility of getting hit with the bat.
What does she have to gain by playing this side of the argument? If it were her son out there would she be playing devil’s advocate?
This was just so nuts I had to say something. To this, Megyn Kelly, I say “Seriously???”