Monday, November 16, 2009

A Crazy Day of Football

Yeah the Steelers lost to the Bengals...again. If there's any solace, that classless, selfish fool Chad SomethingOrOther didn't play a big role in it.

Not that it brings me much relief.

Yet the losses by the Eagles, Cowboys, and even Notre Dame (to Pitt on Saturday) helped numb the pain and likely reduces the amount of crap that the host of "The Press Box" would have endured.

I felt bad for Nick ~F.O.X.~ and his Iggles because I'd like to believe that he would win with class if they had pulled it off.

That's huge to me. Win with class, lose with class. Grace and dignity. Not trying to bribe an official because you think it's funny, or gloating like an ass.

Regardless, none of that mattered after we all watched Bill Belichick go for it on fourth and two with just over two minutes to play and the Patriots at their own 28, LEADING 34-28.

You can probably guess what happened. The Pats didn't get the yard - completed the pass but didn't get the last yard - and Peyton Manning said "thank you very much." In a matter of seconds, Manning hit Reggie Wayne for the game-winner. The Colts prevailed, 35-34.

Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Rob Adams, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and many others all FIRST-guessed it. To me, there's no...freaking...way that you can go for it there. You put the onus on your defense (and special teams) to make a play.

It's football 101.

If Mike Tomlin had made the same call, I would be out of my mind with anger tonight.

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