Colin Cowherd Rallies Against Steph Curry’s Decision To Bring His 2-Year-Old Daughter Riley To A Press Conference
Jake ODonnell 01:58 pm, May 20th, 2015
On one hand, yes, it's very informal for a professional athlete to bring their young child with them during a postgame press conference. The room is filled with professionals whose job it is to ask that player questions about the game so that they can write stories about them for the next morning. If he's got a kid to deal with, that can complicate reporting process.
On the other hand, no one gives a shit what anyone says in a press conference unless it's controversial, in which case the player looks stupid and the media members in the room get to cash-in on a juicy story. Why wouldn't you bring your kid up with you? Press conferences are a lose-lose situation for players and little kids are funny.
Colin Cowherd thinks that this was an egregious lapse in the NBA's operational standards, which, of course, will snowball into something more horrific than any of us can imagine, eventually leading to complete anarchy and the downfall of modern civilization. Nice work, Steph -- you ruined humanity with your sweet little child.
Cowherd's reliance on the old slippery slope argument -- ya know, the one opponents of gay marriage use to conclude that people will start people marrying trees -- is premised on the ideas that A) Players aren't mature enough to understand where the line is in terms of postgame etiquette, and B) The NBA wouldn't take action if pressers became too informal. Cowherd seems to think that once you pull the stick out of your employees' asses, you'll never be able to stop pulling sticks out of their asses until your place of work is nothing but a pile of rubble/poopy sticks.
"Steph Curry was great, I came in this morning and you couldn't use any of [his press conference] because his kid was yapping in the background," Cowherd said Wednesday morning amidst a rant that included some industrial-grade false equivalencies, like, "I don't bring my kids to work," and, "What if a school teacher brought their kids to work?"
Ahem, Colin, Steph Curry didn't bring his daughter onto the court and the press conference went viral. How is this akin to you letting your children interrupt one of your uptight lectures on #business practices? You talk for a living -- Steph Curry doesn't. Let this one slide.
"It's not the end of the world, but it's a gateway into another topic," he continued. "Casual dress Friday."
Seriously guys, someone help this man overcome his debilitating Type-A personality disorder.
"Airline pilots: 'I'm gonna wear flip flops just this one flight,' then it's, 'I'm not wearing a belt,' then it's untucked -- then pretty soon I've got Spicoli at the controls."
The Fast Times At Ridgemont High reference tells you everything you need to know about where this guy's coming from: 30 years ago.
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