When it comes to NFL players just “not getting it” there seems to be no level of stupid too low to surprise anymore.
Take Doug Baldwin’s “PoopDown” in the Super Bowl.
Okay, I get it. Haha. Poop. Very funny.
But on the Super Bowl stage? Really? You have worked your whole life to score a TD in a Super Bowl and THIS… this is what you think would be sweet?
Worst of all, it’s not even original.
That’s right. Adam Corolla had this one a while back. Here’s proof…
NBC decided not to show the act, and cut away abruptly. I think that was a mistake. The broadcast client (I purposely don’t say “partner” because it’s not really a partnership. NBC and the other networks, are PAYING a massive sum to broadcast the NFL’s product) should have no obligation to run interference for either the league or the players’ absurdities.
It was even more egregious that NBC and Al Michaels made virtually no mention of the penalty end of this act. In a perfect world, NBC would have shown a replay of Doug Baldwin’s me-first vulgar idiocy, and Michaels and Collinsworth would have eviscerated Baldwin on the air.
Instead, bad actors and stupid football got flushed down the NFL-sanitized memory hole.
Almost as unoriginal is EVERY single talking head claiming that there was only one correct play call in that situation at the end of the game. How is it that the OC that got them there would be the only one to make such a call? If it works, how many of the same dopes would be saying that’s what they would have called? Seems to me he made a call that fit with the way the game was playing out, and that gave them multiple chances at the end zone.
Key & Peele FTW
Gosh, I thought you might get a chuckle out of a guy celebrating a TD with the ‘mime-ing’ of the ultimate road win.
But if it comes down to having a player on my team imitating taking a crap or my team actually playing like crap throughout the entire season, I’m gonna go with the former.
Because in Roger Goodell’s NFL, having manners or following rules are for chumps.