I have been more successful than others at avoiding Gregg Easterbrook’s nonsensical logorrhea of late, but this one’s too bad to pass up.
In his most recent swirling, factless attack on the NFL’s perfectly appropriate decision to destroy the tapes confiscated from the Patriots back in September, Easterbrook offers up this little gem:
Also Saturday, Mike Fish reported on ESPN that St. Louis’ walk-through was devoted to red zone plays — all new plays and new formations the Rams had not shown during the season. Going into that Super Bowl, the Rams’ “Greatest Show on Turf” was the league’s highest-scoring team. In that game, St. Louis was held to a field goal in the first half. The Rams kept getting bogged down, as if New England knew what plays were coming. If the Patriots secretly taped the Rams’ walk-through, then stopped the red zone plays the Rams showed in that walk-through, then won that Super Bowl by three points, then logic says New England materially benefited from cheating in the Super Bowl. If true, this would be the worst sports scandal since the Black Sox.
Our friends at the J.D. Drew Relief Fund have kindly offered to be the sand in Easterbrook’s Lubriderm. Here’s an email I got from Colin a few minutes ago:
I just looked it up, and the Rams only had one red-zone possession all game, and they scored a touchdown on it. I hate him.
I have nothing to add except the following: Gregg Easterbrook is so ugly he could make an onion cry.