Back to our regularly scheduled Easterbrook bashing

Pax Arcana

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.

NFL can blame itself for scandal’s timing [TMQ]

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7 responses to “Back to our regularly scheduled Easterbrook bashing

  1. Perry Ellis

    The Patriots were outplayed and lost the Super Bowl. They’re accused (again) of cheating. BC beat BU in the Beanpot. And I have a rotten cold. Wake me up when pitchers and catchers report.

    P.S. Gregg Easterbrook is a enormous jerk.

    P.P.S. Extra props to Pax for the “logorrhea” in usage. Classy. Way to send Lucy and the Beast Lair hunting through their dictionaries, my man.

  2. Perry Ellis

    I just don’t have the energy for this:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=easterbrook/080205&sportCat=nfl

    If you can read that and not puke you’re incredible. Words cannot do justice to the depth of my contempt for this putrid excuse for a writer.

    Plus he’s ugly.

  3. perkisabeast

    The Giants did not “outplay” the Patriots. They played them even and then got incredibly lucky on two plays and eeked out a victory. FOR FUCKS SAKE, the Patriots were winning for more than three goddamn quarters. How in the hell does this revisionist bullshit happen?

  4. perkisabeast

    And fuck this Easterbrook guy. Call him up and tell him you’re gonna punch his fuckin’ kid in the balls. Be a man, stop talking about it and do it.

  5. Um, the Giants most certainly did outplay the Patriots, as evidenced by the final score. That they got “lucky” is less important than Asante Samuel straight DROPPING THE GAME ENDING PICK.

    Again, Boston fans — It’s not always about you. Sometimes you get beat. Even by an inferior team that just mans up for its best game of the season.

  6. Added: Revisionism is what happens after the first draft of history has been written. We’re still in the first-draft phase. So far our favorite, and the most reasoned, explanation is King Kaufman’s:

    “Unlike New England, New York had its chances, but one drive was spoiled when a short pass bounced off Smith’s arms and into the hands of Hobbs for an interception at the New England 10, another when Ahmad Bradshaw batted a fumbled ball forward on a third-down play, resulting in a penalty that drove the Giants out of field-goal range.

    The game took on the look of one of those almosts. The Giants were outplaying the heavy favorites, but this was just the kind of game the Patriots have made a habit of winning. Their three previous Super Bowl victories had all been by three points. This was a team that quite simply did not lose.

    “A three-point win,” Brady said from a postgame podium. “We’re usually on the better side of those three-point wins.”

  7. Perry Ellis

    The Giants D-line abused our O-line for the entire game, which was the major factor in the outcome. If that’s not outplaying, the concept doesn’t exist. The better team won, painful as that is for me personally to say. But it’s true. They outplayed us; the luck factor went both ways, as Kaufman says.

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