Kyle Brandt: "On a spectrum of 1 – masks are stupid and you’re all a bunch of lemmings – and 10 is I’m not leaving my master bedroom for 10 years, where do you land?"
Kirk Cousins: “I’m not going to call anybody stupid for the trouble it could get me in, but I’m about a .000001.”
Brandt: "Really, how come?"
Cousins: “I want to respect other people’s concerns, but for me personally, if you’re talking no one else can get the virus, what is your concern you could get it? I’d say I’m going to go about my daily life. If I get it, I’m going to ride it out. I’m going to let nature do its course. Uhh, survival of the fittest kind of approach and just say if it knocks me out, it knocks me out. I’m going to be ok. Even if I die, I die. I kind of have peace about that. That’s really where I fall on it, so my opinion on wearing a mask is really about being respectful to other people. It really has nothing to do with my personal thoughts.”
Clay Travis: “I think that’s maybe the smartest and healthiest thing we have heard an athlete publicly say about the coronavirus if you look at the data. There is obsessive 'fear porn' about this virus which isn’t reflective of what the data actually tells us. If you are young and healthy, you have almost zero chance of dying of the coronavirus… If you are 50 or younger, you are more likely to die driving to or from your place of work in your car than you are from the coronavirus. If you are a college kid, you’re more likely to be murdered, you’re more likely to die from the seasonal flu, you are more likely to die from an alcohol or drug overdose, and you’re more likely to die from suicide… I give credit to Kirk Cousins for actually coming out and saying what he truly believes, which is rare in America today, period, but he’s also statistically right.” (Full Segment Above)
Listen to Clay Travis discuss Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins’ controversial ‘If I die, I die’, and ‘survival of the fittest’ comments regarding the coronavirus that went viral on Thursday.
Check out the segment above as Clay details why he thought Cousins' highly provocative, yet mostly out of context headline remarks were the ‘smartest and healthiest thing we’ve heard an athlete publicly say about the coronavirus.’