The Postgame – Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech’s stylish, Ryan Gosling-lookalike head coach, has come to embrace his semi-celebrity status. He flirts with recruits’ moms. He’s been through his share of photo shoots. And when he knows the spotlight is on him, he dresses to impress.
This week at Big 12 Media Days, Kingsbury was spotted wearing what appeared to be an uber-expensive Breitling watch. According to Deadspin, the watch has a retail price of more than $100,000.
But, as it turns out, the timepiece is likely a fake. The commentators on this Breitling forum have spotted several abnormalities, like the following:
“Fake tourbillon at 6 is a dead giveaway, plus wrong date font, subdial font, watch has pushers but no chronograph.”
Kingsbury could certainly afford this watch — his salary pays him $10.5 million over five years — but perhaps he thought no one would notice the difference. Or maybe he himself didn’t realize it was a knockoff.
Check out the player-hater elitists at Deadspin just doing their high horse thing as per usual. Oh a sports figure is universally beloved and doing way too much cool shit lately? Better take him the fuck down and embarrass him. Better try and humiliate him for wearing a fake Breitling around Big 12 Media Days. Typical.
Well talk about backfire city, because in my opinion if anything it just makes him cooler? Seriously I’m sorry that Kliff doesn’t want to wear a $100K piece of jewelry on his wrist into the huddles of the guys who play for him for completely free? These young men who he is charged with molding and shaping and making better people? Sorry he doesn’t want to wear a nice car or a small house on his arm around the guys whose families may not be able to afford either? Just a down to earth humble guy who wants to look good and send the message of a big time D1 college football coach without being a pretentious douche. It’s called having class and humility. Guess that’s a lost art in today’s coaching world.
And guess what? Kingsbury will still steal your bitch at the drop of a hat whether the watch he’s wearing is $100K or 20 fucking dollars cash from the dude on the street corner selling em out of a briefcase. Deal with it.