CONGRATULATIONS TO KYLER MURRAY, AND SHAME ON THOSE TRYING TO BRING HIM DOWN
Congratulations to Oklahoma Quarterback Kyler Murray who won the Heisman trophy yesterday, an award signifying that he was the best college football player in the nation in 2018.
I suppose congratulations should go out to the University of Oklahoma and head coach Lincoln Riley as well, as they now have produced back to back Heisman Trophy winners, with last year’s winner Baker Mayfield — the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft — also having attended OU.
Murray’s story is remarkable not just because he won, but because he is a truly incredible athlete, capable of going pro in more than one sport.
In fact, the newly minted Heisman Trophy winner was selected ninth overall in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft and is widely expected to turn pro in baseball over football.
Although, in fairness, Murray did not completely rule out playing both sports, even if his agent, Scott Boras, seemed to indicate he did not foresee such a scenario occurring.
So, this should have been the happiest night of Kyler Murray’s life, and I am sure it was, but not without the usual tactics from the online mob attempting to bring him down.
Apparently, Murray, who is only 21 years-old, was found to have tweeted some anti-gay sentiments when he was a freshman in high school.
I should not even have to say this, but whoever went digging through Murray’s old tweets is a bunch of pathetic losers who really ought to worry more about accomplishing something in their own lives than tearing down successful people.
But more to the point, how is it possible that anything Murray tweeted as a freshman in high school is worth talking about?
High school kids say and do stupid things.
Film at 11.
This is just another instance of the online lunatic brigade waiting until the most important accomplishment of a person who has truly achieved something in his life and waiting to pounce because they are miserable people who have nothing better to do,
It is sad, first and foremost, but it is also very dangerous.
This nonsense is bad enough when it is done to adults, but now we are going to dig up tweets from when they were pimply faced teenagers?
Exactly who on earth should we expect to survive THAT purity test?
Quite frankly, anybody who cannot see through this sham and others like it for what it is may actually be sadder than the losers doing the Twitter sleuthing in the first place.
Murray apologized — not that he should have had to say he was sorry for the crime of being a foolish child, but whatever — and hopefully this is where it all ends.
But it won’t be.
Because it never is.
Regardless, I hope Murray puts this behind him and pays it zero attention the rest of his life.
Congratulations on winning the Heisman, young man.
And please take it easy on my Yankees when you make it to the Majors with Oakland.