Bobby Bowden Says Players Without Fathers Wear Earrings To “Be Like Their Mommas”


Oh boy, this is going to be a rough one for ole Bobby. I guess this is one way to promote a book. You go on a huge national radio show and stir up a little controversy, then boom, books flying off the shelves.

On Mike & Mike this morning the topic of players not having fathers came up which, right there sets up old man Bowden to say something crazy. Eventually he got around to the quote that Twitter is going to go crazy about, which essentially is “players who were raised by their mommas wear earrings to look like them.”

Oh boy. Bobby Bowden on players not having dads. "They wanna grow up to be men, like their momma. That's why they wear earrings."

— Dr Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) January 4, 2017

Not a good look. Not a good look at all. But I can’t really blame him. He’s 87 years old, what do you expect a guy that age to say? I don’t think he mean’t any harm by it. So I’ll give him a free pass, but just know the internet is going to lose their minds.

"Players don't play for the coach. The Coach coach's for the player nowadays"

– Bobby Bowden

— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) January 4, 2017