It's a cold world out there, sometimes I feel like I'm getting a bit frosty myself...
It's been a solid four plus days and the orange haze has lifted, the anger and over-analysis is in full swing, and maybe acceptance is creeping in. (Given recent events, can we just say that the game was a fictional hoax?)
There's enough "came down to one play" being thrown around that the all those plays can entail an enire football game. Manning, Moore, Fox. Donk fans wish that was a law firm advertising on daytime TV.
Manning had more than one play. Three turnovers, including a weird INT in OT on a throw that not even a young John Elway could make. By game's end he looked like a creaky old dude who had been loading too much wood in the cold weather. All those zippy passes were check downs to his ever-reliable tight ends.
The kneel down (a local football coach once said "Gandhi never took a knee." If you had Dan Hawkins as that coach, plus one, and if you can envison Gandhi taking a knee as QB without chuckling, plus two) had me incensed for a few days, but now thinking back to Peyton's inepititde that he wouldn't be able to get the ball to the first down marker, much less than the opposite 40. (Although why not try a short screen to Thomas or something that might have a chance to "pop" for 15-20 yards?)
And then there was Rahim Moore. What can anyone say that hasn't already been said/written/tweeted/posted? Dude made a crappy play. Scratch that, crappy is an understatement. Diarrhea-y play?
All these "one plays" mix them togehter and we get the imperfect scenario, even four days out. A week out after watching what could've been the AFC in Denver (forecast for Sunday: 45 degrees) and two weeks in what could've been the franchises seventh Super Bowl won't help this football hangover.
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