Jon Gruden once wrote a book that posed a simple question: “Do You Love Football?!”
Tonight, Gruden’s answer apparently is, “No.”
The man who cashes a paycheck from ESPN has opted not to watch the BCS national championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama. Instead, multiple folks on Twitter (including the official WWE account) have pointed out that Gruden is attending the Monday Night Raw pro wrestling event, which is being broadcast live from Tampa by USA Network.
Based on the quality of the college football game, Gruden may have made the right choice. Still, if he has any interest in coaching in the NFL next season, he’d possibly be more interested in watching the performance of multiple pro prospects as they perform in real time, without a script.
Then again, maybe Gruden hopes to moonlight at a pro wrestling announcer. Hell, we can almost hear him declare that, yes, he can indeed smell what the Rock has been cooking.
Regardless, based on the quality of the game, he made the right decision.