This week's loser is Denver Broncos cornerback, Aqib Talib
Remember that movie The Waterboy, when Bobby Boucher poked his teammate in the eye during football practice? “Captain Insano shows no mercy!” Well, this incident was kind of like that, only Adam Sandler’s character was so aloof and sheltered that he didn’t know any better. But Aqib Talib DOES know better, and he deserves to be suspended for acting like a punk. Would Talib have EVER pulled this crap if he was still playing for Bill Belichick? I seriously that he wouldn't be cut within 24 hours.
This week's loser is Colts general manager, Ryan Grigson
Oh, the irony. The Indianapolis Colts have been accusing the Patriots of being cheaters for years. Despite having the rules changed to benefit their quarterback, pumping in crowd noise, raising the temperature at certain times in their dome, and blatantly tanking for an entire season to land Andrew Luck, the Colts always play the victim card against the big, bad Patriots. Do I have an axe to grind? I guess so, but their holier than though shtick is tired.
This week's loser is (former) Texans QB, Ryan Mallett
He just doesn’t get it. And if he doesn’t get it by now, he’ll never get it. So often in the NFL you have a quarterback with a million dollar arm and a ten cent brain, and Ryan Mallett falls into that unenviable category. Forget the underwhelming career numbers (5 TDs, 7 INTs, 1,187 passing yards) and his below average stats as a starter this year (3 TDs, 4 INTs, 707 passing yards, 53.1 completion percentage), the guy is a knucklehead.
This week's loser is Colts head coach, Chuck Pagano
It been five days and I still can’t believe what I saw. This dumpster fire was picked to go to the Super Bowl by pretty much everyone? What. Were. They. Thinking? Pete Carroll is officially off the hook. The fake punt that the Indianapolis Colts attempted Sunday night was the worst play call, formation, and execution of a play that I have seen in all of my years watching football. If Garo Yepremian was still with us, he likely would have smirked and said to himself “Jeez, even my gaffe wasn’t THAT bad.” The Butt Fumble officially has company in the long list of NFL blunders.
Remember those Southwest Airlines commercials where someone would do or say something embarrassing and the narrator would ask, “Wanna get away?” Yeah, that’s Texas governor Greg Abbott today. For those who weren’t paying attention, the Houston Astros were leading the Kansas City Royals by a score of 6-2 in the 8th inning in Game 4 of the American League Division Series. Blowing a four run lead with six outs left isn’t impossible. It’s pretty unusual, but they do happen. So Abbott, prematurely, congratulated the Astros on winning the series.
This week's loser is Cowboys defensive end, Greg Hardy
The BUM of the Week is back with a vengeance. This might be hard to believe, but I hadn’t decided on who was going to take home this week’s award until a few hours ago. Roger Goodell was in the running the entire time, especially after his embarrassing press conference earlier this week where he said with a straight face that he had no regrets about how the DeflateGate debacle unfolded. Really? You don’t regret making your league (and yourself) the laughingstock of sports? You don’t regret getting caught lying repeatedly in Brady’s appeal process?