posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 03:29 PM
I think you can categorically say that when one NFL team has a 13-point lead with 5 minutes left (actually, far less than that, last night), and the
other team comes steaming back to win it, then the team that was 13 points ahead blew it. Don't you?
But I meant to say that football's equivalent of Barry Bonds--only not nearly as great, and not, as far as we know, nearly as tainted--had to think
that finale was like an answer to a prayer. Because you are, for sure, right that McNabb threw the game away with that horrible pass. He's played
great this year, and I'm real sorry about his injury, and I admire his heroic and pain-filled efforts to carry on--like Akers when he kicked the
game-winner in immense pain, with a blown hamstring earlier this year, thereby earning a level of admiration other kickers will never get from
teammates. But the fact is, McNabb lost that game.
And anyone who doesn't think T.O. took a childlike, spiteful, malicious and venomous pleasure in it is, well, kidding him/herself.