After UCLA’s win over Washington on Friday night, Twitter exploded with praise for UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, who punched in four rushing touchdowns and earned 60 yards against the Huskies.
Indeed, Jack’s following has risen to cult-like levels, inspiring some hilarious reactions such as this one (OK, that’s us, but still).
Of course, not everyone is impressed. And by “everyone,” I mean this one guy who lived through World War II and “emailed” UCLA beat writer Jack Wang with the following note:
Best part? That email was typed up and FAXED to me.
— Jack Wang (@thejackwang) November 16, 2013
So basically, the argument against the Myles Jack hype is that, about 70 years ago, football players used to play both offense and defense, back when there weren’t enough players and resources for separate units. Y’know, the good ole’ days where helmets and masks weren’t a thing and the passing game was non-existent. Way back when football was a real sport, back in the “mid-Thirties,” guys had their noses broken and people were running a 6-2-2-1 defense, whatever that is.
Never change, college football fans.