October 31, 2005

Well, Look On The Bright Side

At least we know Mike Tice has coached Daunte Culpepper for the last time...

The Vikings' nightmare season plunged to another nadir on Sunday, when franchise QB Culpepper injured his knee against the Carolina Panthers, and is almost certainly out for the season. An MRI scheduled for today may show that he tore his ACL, which may put him in jeopardy to even start the '06 season on time.

It should go without saying that the Vikes lost the game to fall to 2-5; Brad Johnson takes over at quarterback. Yes, he has a Super Bowl ring, but it's not looking too good that he'll win a second one this year.

Consider Daunte America's least happy man-on-crutches today, with the possible exception of Scooter Libby.

As for the Iggles, they played what may be the worst first quarter of offensive football I've ever seen, with Donovan McNabb going something like 0-for-12, before finding a groove later on. But just when the Eagles were marching down the field to tie, Donovan threw an interception in the end zone, and Philly ended up losing to Denver by four touchdowns.

In fact, that first quarter brought back the brilliant words of Jim Mora, Sr., which also doubles as an explanation of almost every Vikings game this year:

"We couldn't do diddly-poo offensively. We couldn't make a first down. We couldn't run the ball, we didn't try to run the ball. We couldn't complete a pass. We sucked. The second half we sucked. We couldn't stop the run. Every time they got the ball, they went down and got points. We got our ***** totally kicked in the second half. It was a horsesh** performance in the second half, horsesh**. I'm totally embarrassed and totally ashamed. The coaching [mumbles] .. The coaching did a horrible job, the players did a horrible job. We got our ***** kicked in the second half. It sucked."
Mike Tice: All the incompetence, none of the postgame hilarity.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 31, 2005 08:03 AM

Am I the only one who was thinking "slide dammit" after he got the first down and before he was tackled? He was 10 yards past the first down marker, and 30 from the goal line, was the extra two yards really worth it?


Posted by: Ivan at October 31, 2005 08:42 PM
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