posted on Oct, 18 2006 @ 03:05 AM
From a purely spiteful, venomous, malicious standpoint, I loved the game because Bill Bidwill can't eat enough $#!+ to satisfy me. I hate the guy,
hate the way he's run one of the original franchises into the ground, hate everything about his sorry, ignorant and repellent approach to football. I
remember about 25 years ago when the San Francisco Chronicle ran a series on him called "Portrait of a Bad Owner." It was sure something to read, but
it was too modestly titled. Perhaps "Portrait of an Atrocious Owner" would have been more apt.
So, as sad as that game was for all those guys who played their hearts out--and make no mistake, they did--and as sad as it was for their fans, who
were really into it, for the first time I can remember since they were in St. Louis, I didn't mind the outcome. There's just no amount of agony that
team can suffer under Bidwill which will evoke anything resembling pathos from me.
The man is basically George Steinbrenner, minus the loud mouth and the commitment to winning. That is, he's an outrageous, pampered, spoiled brat who
inherited a zillion dollars from his rich daddy; he's had everything handed to him on a 24K gold platter; he thinks that's how life is supposed to
operate (I'm struggling not to compare him with you-know-who); and he has s--- for brains (struggling mightily now...). Just as the brutality of
Lenin and the frothing-at-the-mouth insanity of Stalin were paradigms of socialism at its worst, Bidwill is the private sector's paradigm of
capitalism at its worst (struggling even more mightily...). I absolutely hate the guy, and if his team went 0-16 for the next 10 years in a row
because of his outrageous mismanagement, indifference and stupidity, it would be swell with me. (Think: Donald Stirling, prior to the Clippers'
amazing performance last season.)
But as much malicious pleasure as I derived from watching the absolute worst defeat ever suffered by the absolute worst franchise in the NFL, that was
a dreadful sight last night. How the hell does a team play THAT badly on offense, yet score THAT many points, despite the fact the other team's QB
has a good game?
I mean, young Leinhart did not have a bad game. Considering the defense he was up against, he showed great composure. The only thing "bad" you can
say about him is that his right tackle stunk to the high heavens, which is hardly his fault--though Bidwill had better address that problem by getting
a real right tackle, before his young QB is toast. But to have your QB show that much poise against THAT defense, and to have your defense play their
hearts out and make their offense look THAT putrid, and for your team to put THAT many points on the board, and to STILL lose the game?
W. T. F. ? ? ? ?
As Giants Fan suggests, you had to see the game to believe it. No amount of reading about it, or watching encapsulated replays of it, will give you
the feel of what happened. I suppose it might help for you to know what the score was when ARIZONA got the ball back with something like 10 seconds
left in the 3rd quarter. That piece of information, coupled with the knowledge of what Chicago's "offensive" output was from that point on, might
tell you what sort of Twilight Zone occurrence viewers saw in the final 15 minutes and 10 seconds last night.
But really: You had to see it.