Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is among those who are not interested in joining the worldwide craze of Pokemon Go, and he wishes that more of his teammates shared the same thought process.
“I wish not that many would be,” he said Tuesday while interviewing with “Mike and Mike”. “It’s kind of disappointing, honestly. We walk around, I see guys trying to find Pokemon in the hot tub or the cold tub or whatever that is. I have no idea what that is — I don’t have any social media or any of those apps or any of that kind of stuff — but it’s a disappointing amount.”
He reached his breaking point with the game during a trip to Ann Arbor with his wife.
“We sat outside at this restaurant and watched, I’m not kidding, just hundreds of people on a Saturday night, walking around with their phones out,” he said. “Not even looking up. Not a care in the world. Just trying to find these little mythical characters, I guess. I don’t really know what they are.”
Head coach Jim Caldwell also recently gave his thoughts on the game.
“No,” he told Mlive.com. “I’m certainly not going to get into it in the future, either. I’ve seen all the reports, I have no idea exactly how it works. I haven’t had time to think about that aspect. I’ll leave it up to you.”
The game has been an absolute worldwide sensation, having been downloaded more than 100 million times. Although it is one of the most popular games to ever hit the mobile marketplace, it seems to be a safe bet that neither Stafford nor Caldwell will ever be among those walking the streets of their local town trying to find Pokemon.