Yesterday I watched the Tennessee Titans snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, losing to the Cincinnati Bungles at the once-imposing Coliseum.
It went so well for the first 55 or so minutes--the team played well, drove the ball and had some good stuff happen on defense. Then, the last five minutes happened and we just couldn't get out of our own way fast enough. It was bad enough that Punkman...excuse me, Pacman Jones committed not one but TWO pass interference calls in the drive that put the Bungles ahead. He's a rookie and an idiot, so I naturally expect that kind of thing from him...this is what you get from the draft pick who held out of training camp. But to see Steve "Hey, I was co-MVP in '03" McNair throw two interceptions on virtually back to back plays and doom any chance we had of winning....it's just painful. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that we should bench McNair and start Billy Volek next week. But Jeff Fisher is a loyal coach and will stick with McNair even if his Airness is hobbling out there on a walker.
Meanwhile, I kept having to get updates on the Redskins vs Kansas City game on the ticker and by watching the picture in picture for FOX to air updates. Why? Because some programming idiot at FOX 17 must love the Cowboys since we get every stinking game they play. I mean, you've got a team that was undefeated going into last week with a great defense against a great offense..but instead we get the yawn-inducing fest that was Dallas vs the Giants. Or maybe there was something in the broadcast contract so that when the Titans are playing, the opposition must air the least interesting game possible and insure the Titans, no matter how poorly they play, will get huge ratings.
Speaking of that--OK, so the friggin' Texans get a nationally televised game this year but not the Titans? How exactly does that work? I mean, the Titans are a bit disappointing but they're not an embarassment to the football like the Texans are. Seriously, I think Vandy could beat the Texans right now.....and yet the Titans, who have won bunches more games, been to the playoffs and, oh yeah, that funny Super Bowl thing don't get on national TV but yet the Texans do?!? What exactly did Bud Adams do to tick off the NFL? And is there any way we could apologize and maybe see our team get at least one nationally televised game next year?
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/17/2005 07:49:00 AM