I suppose if you make your living judging people, it’s just one tiny mental step from being a rational person to thinking that you are an amateur behavioral psychologist. But this quote from an anonymous scout on Iowa State lineman Kelechi Osemele is so bizarre that it circles all the way around to being amazing again:
“I just don’t know if football is that important to him. He was raised by women, which bothers me. I mean, how tough can he be? It’s not his fault, but it’s still reality.”
Granted, this is from the same scout who called Iowa lineman Riley Reiff a “dirtbag” and meant it as a compliment, but let’s unpack this for a second.
First of all: have you seen Kelechi Osemele? That’s him, in the photo above. Looks like a big softie to me.
Also: “I just don’t know if football is that important to him.” I suppose it is possible that someone could grow up playing football and then continue to play football through college without feeling that it was very important to them, but chances are high that that person might be a robot.
“He was raised by women, which bothers me.” Unlike the rest of us, who made it through our formative years without being influenced by a single lady. Thank goodness.
“I mean, how tough can he be? It’s not his fault, but it’s still reality.” What is this “reality” we’re talking about here? I have no idea which part of his statement he’s referring to. Up is down, black is white, dudes who love their mothers can’t play football, scouts are insane.