Pity the poor coach who has to get a team of college kids ready for a big game the week Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 comes out. University of Louisville coach Charlie Strong blamed the Cardinals’ 21-14 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday on the distraction caused by the game, which took in a record $400 million on its opening day.
“This video game is that important?” Strong told his team, according to Cardinal Sports. “We’ll see how important it is on Saturday. I said, in about a week or so, you’re going to be throwing that video game away. But we let a video game take control of us.”
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The team had been on a three-game winning streak, but gained just 73 total yards in Saturday’s loss to drop to 5-5.
Strong claims he knew that the players were distracted by Modern Warfare 3 by monitoring their Twitter accounts. When asked, Strong admitted that he had never played Call of Duty, so we think it’s unfair for him to criticize players before experiencing hours of totally sweet multiplayer action.