He didn’t say it on the Orange Bowl Boys. Nope. He sure didn’t. But TVD certainly said it on that one. Michaels was unapologetic in the sense he believed TVD said nothing wrong. And where I agree, something later on in the show made me honestly feel I wish Van Dyke didn’t say it at all. We live in a society where you don’t have to say something necessarily wrong but it doesn’t stop certain outside entities from telling you you’re wrong.
For example, in your core you can believe in the family structure. Of course I do. I have a wife and my children and I would do anything for them. But if I publicly comment on believing in that traditionalist sense I could be ridiculed, labeled and taken out of context. TVD learned that example. He was not wrong in any sense of the imagination. The college atmosphere doesn’t exist at Hard Rock. Has it ever really have?
But Barstool sports does a hit piece and they vilify the kid for essentially saying what is true. And the part that wishes it never saw the light of day was when I thought how rival schools will use that clip as ammunition. Of course they will. They will use just about anything to get a recruiting advantage. In this case, “Why do you want to play for no fans, even the quarterback prefers the road games.” People make narratives fit to their advantage. Of course they do.