Bill Polian, the man whom should be noted for his contribution in ruining professional football, really set himself apart this week. This guy hates the Patriots in general and Bill Belichick in particular. He is still butthurt that Belichick devised the game plan in Super Bowl XXV that held his high-powered Buffalo Bills to 19 points in a one point loss to the Giants. That Super Bowl, of course, was the only Super Bowl that Polian’s teams had a chance to win in the 1990s. Years later, their mutual dislike resurfaced when Polian was the GM of the Indianapolis Cry Babies.
The Indianapolis Colts have accomplished the hat trick. How often is a professional sports franchise such a mess that their head coach, general manger, and owner each receive this distinction within a couple of months? Jim “Booger Sugar” Irsay not only didn’t fire GM Ryan Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano, he signed each of them to a multi-year extension! I had two reactions upon hearing this news.
A Happy New Year to all. At some point in the last couple of months, Miami Dolphin fans must have said to themselves ‘this season can’t get any worse.’ Sorry guys, it just did. Brent Grimes’ wife needs her own sitcom. I’m serious. She is hilarious. Brent Grimes’ wife Miko is often in the headlines for her over the top Twitter rants. Her latest drunken rant came earlier this week, when she slammed Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill after an embarrassing home loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
This week's loser is NY Giants wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr.
First and foremost, best wishes for a very Merry Christmas to our loyal readers. Even though I detest the New York Giants (for obvious reasons), I didn’t hate Odell Beckham Jr. I think he’s entertaining as hell to watch and is off-the-charts talented. The fact that I know that my team doesn’t have to play him for another four years puts my mind at ease. I think he’s that good. Now that all of the superlatives are out of the way, what he did on Sunday was embarrassing.
This week's loser is Panthers head coach, Ron Rivera
I know that they’re 13-0, and if they beat the Giants on Sunday they’ll likely finish the regular season 16-0….but I’ve been telling anyone who will listen that the Carolina Panthers will not win the Super Bowl. Why, you ask? Because of crap like this….
This week's loser is Philadelphia 76ers GM, Sam Hinkie
Sam Hinkie needs to be fired immediately. No, it’s not just because the Philadelphia 76ers are a horrific 1-22. The Sixers aren’t merely a bad team; they’re the worst team in the history of basketball. They have nine rookies. The San Antonio Spurs sat their starters on Monday night, and they still managed to beat Philly by 51 points, in Philly. Honestly, it’s next to impossible to rebuild conventionally in the NBA, so I can understand tanking for a season to land a franchise building block- part of me wishes that the Celtics would do it….for a season.
This week's loser is the head of NFL officiating, Dean Blandino
Somebody has to be the fall guy for the horrendous NFL officiating. I’d love to blame Roger “Fredo Corleone” Goodell but, as I’ve said in the past, I could realistically bestow this award on him EVERY week. I can’t give it to the officials because there are how many NFL refs? 40? 50? I’m not wasting my time making a list of those incompetent jerk offs. After all, how are they supposed to properly officiate a football game when the league changes the damn rules every year (sometimes on the fly)?
This week's loser is Browns (third string) QB, Johnny Manziel
You know the old saying, “you live, you learn?” Yeah, Johnny Manziel has never heard of this expression. He just lives. Rather than give you the step by step narrative about how he (again) is sabotaging his NFL career, I’ll give it to you in bullet points:
-He’s named the Browns starting QB for the remainder of the season.
-He went back to Texas on the team’s bye week, got shi*tfaced, and was rapping in a club, which was caught on video.
-The Browns asked him about it, he denied it and said it was an old video.
Oh, come on! This one is too easy! ‘Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the children!!??’ Andy Dalton…what a friggin’ Nancy. The mighty undefeated Cincinnati Bengals (yes, the ones of Marvin Lewis), managed to lose to the Houston Texans on home on Monday night. I was legitimately surprised; even with Cincy’s history of George Costanza shrinkage in Prime Time games, I expected them to roll over Houston.