Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer took to the podium after Friday’s loss to Louisville and left us scratching our heads. You’d expect some anger or disappointment following a crushing home loss. Instead, Shafer couched his opinions on the team’s shortcomings or coaching decisions and started talking about the world’s problems.

We recognize the greatness of sports and that element of escapism inherent therein. I understand the desire to employ a diversionary tactic and obfuscate the program’s issues, but there are millions of other examples to cite. Let’s keep things in their proper perspective.