College coaches — particularly the older ones — rarely miss an opportunity to relay their disdain for Twitter.
And their opinion is not without merit.
College athletes can find and often have found themselves in trouble because of something they tweet. Same goes for people of all ages. And with part of a coach's job to monitor players and make sure they stay out of trouble, finding problems with the click of a button is an understandable nightmare for these guys.
But Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo perhaps made the most apt, if not the most eloquent, comparison yet in a recent interview with Fox Sports' Reid Forgrave.
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When asked to reveal something most people don't know about him, Izzo offered up his opinion on social media and likened it to the effects of alcohol.
"I despise Twitter. I compare it to getting drunk — and I don’t drink. But it’s like getting drunk," Izzo said in the interview. "Because it has its moments. You’re doing it, you’re happy, everything is cool. You’re more talkative. You’re more bold. Then you wake up in the morning, not feeling good, wondering what you did, who did you insult. There’s 10 negatives for the one or two positives. That to me is our social media world."
Even for those of us who enjoy using Twitter, you can't help but kind of agree with at least some of what Izzo said there.
As always, folks: Tweet responsibly.