So much talk of microphones lately. The Green Bay Packers are done with the goddam mics, okay NFL?
At least that seems to be the case.
You’ll recall that receiver Randall Cobb suffered a punctured lung in the Packers’ playoff loss to Arizona. He subsequently blamed the mic he was wearing, saying he landed on it and that most likely caused the injury.
Cobb has been beating that drum — or the media has been beating it for him — throughout the offseason. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers jumped on the anti-mic bandwagon recently as well.
And now Cobb says never again.
“I’ll never be mic’d up again,” Cobb said Thursday.
“If we were going on a Super Bowl run and we had that live feed during the game, it’s pretty cool to look back and hear what you’re thinking and hear what you’re talking about,” Cobb said. “It’s pretty cool in that instance, but I don’t think it’s worth the risk.”
And if the Packers were going on a Super Bowl run and were without a key player because he suffered a lung injury from wearing a damn mic, that would suck for everyone.
Let’s say the Packers win and the injured player has to sit out of the game with his mic injury.
Sad and stupid.
Let’s say the Packers lose and we all conclude they would have won if Mr. Mic Injury would have been on the field.
Even sadder and stupider.
Microphones: just say no!