Texas A&M football players gave their reactions on Twitter to the NCAA’s pretty tone deaf ‘Day in the Life’ video and they are hilarious.
It’s funny when organizations or companies release promotional materials you know they probably thought were pretty cool, only to have reality set in and the reaction from the public brings them back down to earth. Such was the case with the NCAA’s recent release of a day in the life of a student athlete, and some Texas A&M football players chimed in on the backlash.
For some background, the NCAA released a video before the Selection Show on Sunday that revealed the March Madness bracket. It featured a day in the life of a student athlete. He goes to class, works out, plays in a basketball game, goes to the library and then goes to bed in the promo.
The first to respond was former Texas A&M basketball star Alex Caruso, who’s a guard for the Los Angeles Lakers now, and his response sparked the responses from others.
This prompted the response of some football players, current and former, who also voiced their criticism of the video. Kellen Mond, Jace Sternberger and Jashaun Corbin had the following to say on Twitter.
They pretty much echo all sentiments about the video. While certainly an honorable attempt to show what student-athletes go through on a daily basis, it hardly scratched the surface of the hours they put in every day. It’s truly an all-day grind to play college sports, especially the money-making sports like football and basketball.
It’s quite the different experience than that portrayed in the NCAA’s video.