"Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned but heaven hath no sweetness like a sports fan vindicated." - Samcat

Monday, November 03, 2008

Missed Opportunities

(Photo from Boston.com)

You know, it's not often that the Pats lose and we find ourselves questioning the coaching tactics of Bill Belichick. Usually it's dropped passes (check), or subpar quarterback play (eh), or terrible officiating (not really), but it's not Billiam.

But this time, well, really, Bill? What was that about? The time outs and the challenge and weird stuff like that and I'm wondering if maybe he's in a sugar coma after confiscating Stephen Gostkowski's and Matt Cassel's Halloween stash because if you think those two didn't go trick or treating dressed as Mario and Luigi, you've got another thing coming.

So can we chalk this one up to Halloween hangover? Because Cassel was fine and Manning wasn't Superman and there but for the grace of Vinatieri, yet again. I mean, I'm personally still dealing with a jelly bean overdose so it's entirely possible the Pats were too. Plus, with the Bills' loss to the Jets, the AFC East boasts a three way tie for first place. Bizarre.

Of course, Amy and I did allow ourselves to get a tiny bit despondent:

Amy: I miss Tom Brady.

Me: Me too.
Do you think we can write him a nice letter and ask him to come back sooner?

Amy: Randy looks like he'd get in on that action.

Me: He would probably write one in glitter pen.

Amy: And point out where his teardrops smudged the ink.

Me: That's beautiful and tragic, Randall.