Dallas Bandwagon Unloads
Last week, I called out the Dull-ass Crygirl bandwagon. Why? Cause everybody was climbing aboard for the next Super Bowl Champions. Yeah baby, the Cowboys were back.
Uh, yeah whatever. 27-7 loss to Seattle.
Dallas fans are a fickle funny lot.
Also they are a sad group of people who make me laugh. They remind me of that old aging high school football player who tries to relive his glory years to anyone who will listen. People just roll their eyes, shake their heads and laugh to themselves.
My favorite fans this wee was some Crygirl fan boy at the sports bar. He starts off the game by yelling for Cowboys to stomp Seahawks and break a players neck. Not even five minutes later he's yelling that Tony Romo and the Cowboys suck. Classy guy.
Now I'll review some real games and teams.
In case some players and coaches forgot, football in general is a violent sport. Even more so in the NFL.
Of all people, Tom Coughlin should know this fact. Yet he cried unfair, unsportsmanship when the Buccaneers tried to knock the ball loose when the Giants were trying to kneel the ball and run the clock out.
Look Coughlin, the Bucs were only down a point. If they were down two scores then maybe you'd have a case. You can't expect a team to roll over and die because you want them to. The Bucs didn't surrender and lay down cause of the "victory" formation lined up. They wanted one last shot to win. Don't cry that it's not right. Don't cry that a player might get hurt on that final play. Your players should be ready for anything. It's not the Bucs fault that the Giants thought they weren't going to fight to the last second.
The other crybaby of the week was Robert Griffin III. RG3 cried after a loss to the Rams that they were taking cheap shots. Well baby RG3, it happens. Is it right? No but it happens. Welcome to the NFL, rookie.
What's more troublesome is that Griffin cried about it after a loss and only after his second NFL game. You might want to get some more experience before you cry foul. You also might want to win a few more games before you cry. What you are going to find is that many cheap shots will come your way.
Griffin go back and review that commercial where that one player sees you everywhere he goes. You're in his head. Congratulations. You just gave defensive players a way to get into your head. Don't think for a second that defenses won't knock you around a bit more than usual. Why? Because you cried publicly about it. Now they will try to use that to their advantage and rattle your cage.
Finally, the other crybaby of the week is Jay Cutler. I've called Cutler a lot worse than a crybaby. He's done nothing to dispel my opinion otherwise. His latest incident includes shoving an offensive lineman during a game on national TV. If there is a way to lose what respect the team has for him any quicker, it's by being an ass and humiliating a fellow player like that. He's lucky the lineman didn't knock his head off on the spot.
Line of the Week
31/51 passing for 510 yards, 3 TD, 3 INTs
The Giants scored 3 TDs in the 4th quarter to come from behind and upend the Bucs. Despite throwing 3 interceptions, Manning overcame that troubled start and lead the Giants to victory avoiding a 0-2 start.
Joe Pisarcik/Vince Young Line of the Week
I named this weekly award after the erratic play of Vince Young and Joe Pisarcik's brilliant fumble many seasons ago.
VY isn't in the NFL anymore and yet he still manages to win the award with the following stat line:
6 years, $58 million contract with $26 million guaranteed is ow broke.
I don't know what went wrong. There are all kinds of stories circulating that VY squandered his fortune on lackeys, hanger ons and ill advise deals. VY blames his agent and uncle for robbing him blind.
Ultimately, VY is responsible for his money. He should have kept a better eye on things. He should have known his monthly cash flows. He also should have socked some away somewhere that no one but he had access to. He was set for life but is now looking for work.
It's a sad cautionary tale that all NFL players would be wise to not.