Last night was one of those nights where a public apology must be made for my behavior in a public establishment. The incident occurred at Twin Peaks, during the Dallas Cowboys/Washington Redskins game, and it occurred on the last drive of the game.
When Tony Romo completed a last-second touchdown pass to Roy Williams, the thrill of victory swept through the restaurant and resulted in a 6’1, 210-pound man sprinting behind the bar, clear past waitresses, on-lookers, and other Cowboy fans reveling in celebration and nearly into the kitchen to high-five the cooks, janitors, and anyone else who was overcome with joy, excitement, and plain-old relief…
…only to turn around and see a flag lying on the ground. It was a fitting way to end such a disgusting offensive effort by my Dallas Cowboys.
For anyone who didn’t see the game, it consisted of too much passing, not enough running the ball, sheer and utter stupidity at the end of the first half, and more penalties, including a pass interference call on a defensive lineman, than I’ve seen in recent memory. With that said, all hail Donovan McNabb, and hail to the Redskins. The better team won last night.
Before that, the Eagles had their last-ditch effort destroyed by the Green Bay Packers, but it wasn’t just any effort. It was one led by my one of my favorite players of all-time, The Electrifying Michael Vick. The man looked more patient in the pocket than any time I can honestly think of, while making terrific throws and keeping plays alive with his legs. He looked like the player that Vick Stans have come to know and love, ever since his days at Virginia Tech. All was going well, and the man was on a crusade to tie the score up, until the final play of the game (some correlation, right?).
Folks have been complaining about Andy Reid’s play-calling and time management for years, which I admittedly downplayed for the longest, but seeing what happened yesterday was beyond comprehension. Is this retribution for the Philadelphia’s mishandling of a Hall of Fame quarterback? Is it The Curse of Donovan McNabb’s Past rearing its ugly head? Whatever it is, three things have been made perfectly clear: one, Michael Vick’s still got it. The man has fully regained what he lost in the joint, which was perfectly evident during the game yesterday. Two, there is no quarterback controversy in Philadelphia. As much as I want Vick in there, Kevin Kolb deserves the opportunity to experience the ups and downs of being a starting quarterback, and three…
...opening weekend has officially given me high blood pressure, and to think; there’s still a double-header on Monday Night Football tonight. It’s gonna be a long year.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF WEEK ONE? WAS CALVIN JOHNSON ROBBED? IS CHRIS JOHNSON ON HIS WAY TO 2,500 YARDS? ARE THE TEXANS FOR REAL? SCREAM AT US!
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