Andrew Luck has been the target of plenty of unfair criticism since he made the shocking decision to retire from football over the weekend, but one of the most absurd takes came from Doug Gottlieb. Troy Aikman, who works for the same company as Gottlieb, had no problem unloading on the former college basketball player.
Not long after Luck announced his retirement, Gottlieb sent an idiotic tweet about the Colts quarterback being too much of a millennial to handle a difficult rehab process.
Retiring cause rehabbing is “too hard” is the most millennial thing ever #AndrewLuck
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) August 25, 2019
Aikman suffered numerous concussions during his career as a Dallas Cowboys quarterback and retired due to a back injury, so he can understand what Luck is going through like few others. Aikman is also the lead analyst for NFL games on FOX. Gottlieb hosts a show on FOX Sports Radio and appears on FOX Sports 1. Aikman blasted Gottlieb and even took a shot at FS1 while he was at it.
“That’s total bulls— Doug,” Aikman wrote on Twitter. “What qualifies you to decide how someone should live their life? So you’re now the authority on what motivates Andrew Luck? And if his decisions don’t fit into what you think is best for him then you rip him? Guess that keeps you employed on FS1. Nice.”
The way Colts fans treated Luck as he walked off the field on Saturday was bad, but Gottlieb’s tweet was worse. Of course, as Aikman mentioned, it’s the type of hot take that keeps someone like Gottlieb employed. The more attention it gets, the better — even if that attention is almost exclusively negative.