NFL legend Troy Aikman is clearly not a big fan of FS1 pundit Doug Gottlieb’s opinions.
Gottlieb tweeted Sunday that it was the “most millennial thing ever” for former Colts quarterback Andrew Luck to retire because rehab was too difficult. Yes, he actually tweeted something that stupid, and I usually like Gottlieb, but he felt hitting the send button on that one was necessary. (RELATED: Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck Retires From The NFL)
Retiring cause rehabbing is “too hard” is the most millennial thing ever #AndrewLuck
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) August 25, 2019
That didn’t sit well at all with Aikman who responded by tweeting, “That’s total bullsh*t Doug. What qualifies you to decide how someone should live their life? So you’re now the authority on what motivates Andrew Luck? And if his decisions don’t fit into what you think is best for him then you rip him? Guess that keeps you employed on FS1. Nice.”
That’s total bullshit Doug. What qualifies you to decide how someone should live their life? So you’re now the authority on what motivates Andrew Luck? And if his decisions don’t fit into what you think is best for him then you rip him? Guess that keeps you employed on FS1. Nice https://t.co/p59DsmPoER
— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) August 26, 2019
Again, I generally like Gottlieb and I find his opinions interesting, but this one is so stupid that it’s almost difficult to comprehend.
I don’t blame Aikman at all for responding the way he did, especially considering the fact that he is also a former NFL star.
The reality of the situation is shockingly simple here. Andrew Luck’s body has taken an unreal beating over the years, and he just keeps getting hurt. How could anybody listen to his comments and not immediately realize his retirement was coming from a completely sincere place.
The most interesting aspect of Andrew Luck’s words on his retirement last night is that what he was describing was so much more mental than physical pic.twitter.com/GcsV9VbJCW
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 25, 2019
Sometimes in life, it’s just a smart idea to say nothing. If you can’t find something to say that adds to the conversation, then just keep your twitter fingers off of your phone.
While Gottlieb might be an interesting guy who is good at his FS1 job, that Tweet about Luck is honestly one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen.
When Gottlieb’s body is banged up and he’s no longer in love with what he’s doing, then I’ll be interested in his opinions on Andrew Luck.
Until then, he can save them for himself.