Kayvon Thibodeaux
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Kayvon Thibodeaux Poorly Explains Why He Chose Oregon Over Alabama

If you’re going to take a direct shot at the education of a region and school while trying to put yourself on top, it’d be best to use an actual word. Kayvon Thibodeaux sat down with Joel Klatt to explain why he went to Oregon over Alabama, at first it made sense but then he used fake words and should’ve just stopped talking.

Thibodeaux is as close to a lock as one can get to being a top-five selection in the NFL Draft. He sat down with Joel Klatt to talk about the prospect’s decision to go to Oregon over Alabama. He said that Oregon would better prepare him for life after football, and that sounds good at first, but the fake words kind of kill Thibodeaux’s point afterward.

What people don’t realize is that football is an American sport. So now matter how great Alabama is, you only play football in America, Canada, and a couple of other places. But a brand like Nike, I mean, for me it was like, ‘What brand associations do I want to be tied to?’ For me, I already hate the stigmatism (NOT A WORD) of football players being dumb jocks. Do you know the stigmatism (NOT A WORD AGAIN) of Alabama education? It ain’t the West Coast. It ain’t Harvard.

Via CFBONFOX on Twitter

I’ll be honest, I’ve said stupid things and have made up words before and thought I was completely correct. However, if you’re going to be doing that twice in the same quote about why the school you chose is better academically than an entire region and another school, it’s a mistake you can’t make. Also, the difference between Oregon and Alabama academically isn’t that large. According to U.S. News and World Report, Oregon is the no. 42 ranked public university and Alabama is no. 67. The acceptance and graduation rates of the two schools are practically identical.

If Thibodeaux just stuck to his point about Nike being a great brand that opportunities it provides, I’d have no issues at all. However, he didn’t and that just makes his thought process look flawed and he looks like a fool. We all have our moments, but this one is absolutely brutal.


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