tonight while casting baseball @AROD said dumb things
"this is the first generation of kids that will not outlive their parents. to think there's more kids today playing esports than physical sports…kids today too many times decide to sit inside and play video games" @bkoo pic.twitter.com/Lp1aKA5jys
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) August 19, 2019
Video games have been in the news a bunch lately for good and bad reasons, deserved or otherwise. No matter your thoughts on esports and video games as a whole it isn’t a new phenomenon, it has been around longer than I’ve been alive.
I really thought Arod has had a really good post baseball career but what an idiot. To not only think but to say on a live broadcast that this generation won’t outlive their parents because of video games is absolutely moronic. Exercise is important, no shit. It’s just weird that Arod is saying this even though he’s an investor in one of the biggest esport organizations. He is okay with making money off of kids playing video games but when video games get an unwarranted bad wrap in the media he jumps on the bandwagon taking shots.
What have we learned? Esport pros, someone just trying their first competitive game or even your mom playing candy crush need to take a break and get some fresh air. We also found out Arod is just some dumb boomer who talks out his ass. It’s like finding out Santa Claus isn’t real.
Click here for the press release from Arods website announcing his investment into NRG.