Will Cain, the host of the Will Cain Podcast and Fox & Friends, joined the Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show to debate Simone Biles bowing out of workforce competitors on the Olympics.
“Fellas,” Will mentioned earlier than he solutions the query,”I can’t let you know how surreal it’s to take a seat right here, and I feel I advised you this individually. But to take a seat right here and discuss to you, it’s like my worlds colliding. It’s like your highschool mates and your faculty mates turning into mates independently of you. Because, Buck, you and I am going again now effectively over a decade. And for the final 5 years, Clay and I’ve been taking part in in the identical sandbox and attending to know one another. So to see you guys collectively, it’s actually a stupendous factor.”
To the subject, Will says, “the underside line is, we’re celebrating quitting, and that’s the place we’ve got gotten as a tradition and as a nation. Now, initially, I do assume Simone Biles deserves her personal particular person criticism. But with out me realizing all the small print of no matter it is occurring with her, my focus and my consideration, Clay, is far more on the response.
“There’s a headline. There’s a cover today, I believe, of the New Yorker praising her bravery for quitting. And look, you tweeted it, Clay; I feel exactly the same. I put my sons, 13 and six, into sports to learn the lesson that we are now saying the opposite is praiseworthy of. Meaning, I put my boys into sports to fail, to be resilient, to never quit. They’re not going to be professional athletes. I know that very well. I put them in to learn life lessons — and look, this is reflected across all of our culture. “Words are violence. Protests and riots are ‘mostly peaceful.’ Boys are girls. Quitters have strength.” Everywhere you look, it’s not simply the language that’s been turned on its head, but it surely’s the values which have been turned on their heads.”
Buck then asks Will how a lot of the response is as a result of Biles is a outstanding millionaire athlete who’s an African-American feminine.
“Definitely. A good amount,” Will responds.
“There’s no doubt that most sports pundits paint by numbers. They see, “Oh, my gosh, look! Woman. African-American. Therefore, I champion, whatever they do.” Here’s what’s extra fascinating. I feel there’s one thing else happening. I’m curious to get your guys’ suggestions on this. Mental well being.”
Adding, “this is all such a weird thing when we get pushed into far corners. Mental health is real thing, right? We have to focus on mental health. But it’s also become this total Get Out of Jail Free card. Like, if you invoke mental health, no matter what decision or behavior you then initiate? Eh, no one can question it. Listen to the language we’ve adopted. “I need to focus on me. I need to put myself first.”
“No! That’s not what we preach or consider, and in case you simply say, ‘But it’s in pursuit of my psychological well being’ Oh. Well! Get out of jail free. No extra questions requested. Celebrate pushing that to the forefront.
You can hear Will’s full dialog with Clay and Buck beneath, and Will’s new podcast:
Will Cain Pod:
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— Will Cain (@willcain) July 27, 2021
[Cover photo via ClayandBuck.com]