When #TooManyLegs Week 17 lost by HALF A POINT in a game that featured a missed extra point and this awful exhibition of football (reads weird because of the ESPN app, but I believe in you) I wasn't exactly super-psyched to watch Sunday Night Football.
My roommate brought up the prospect of playing Jackbox, so the Eagles-Football Team football game was relegated to TV2, while my roommate and I played Jackbox on TV1.
Admittedly, I wasn't paying super close attention to the game while dominating "Blather Round", but I saw WFT up 10-0, only to then trail 14-10, before winning 20-14. When my full attention shifted to SNF and I saw Jalen Hurts wasn't playing, I just assumed he got hurt.
I quickly learned that he was not hurt, but benched for back-up Nate Sudfeld; despite only trailing by 3 points in the 4th quarter. There were many "questionable" personnel and in-game decisions that caused the general public to wonder whether or not the Eagles threw the game to keep the Giants out of the playoffs.
Going into Sunday Night Football the Football Team ultimately controlled their own fate. If they beat the Eagles, they were division champs. Simple as that like '09 Cudi.
IF the Eagles won, then the winner of Cowboys @ Giants from earlier in the day would be NFC East champs. The New York Giants beat the Cowboys to "improve" to 6-10 and waited to see if the Eagles would beat the Football Team.
During the game some members of the New York Giants voiced their distain for Pederson's decision to bench Hurts.
Even former Giants QB, Eli Manning, got in on the action.
Losers in the media had something to say about Hurts benching too.
Joe Judge made it seem like the 13-3 Giants missed the playoffs on a tiebreaker and that the Eagles just didn't have to deal with COVID either.
If you think this is my anti-Giants bias seeping into DOL, read a blog one time for me. This is me grabbing one of the proudest organizations in all of sports by their chubby cheeks and telling them to wake the fuck up and stop their belly-aching. Only three franchises have won multiple Super Bowls during the 21st century and you're one of them. Start acting like it (oh wait you can't because it was just two of the luckiest runs in the history of sports).
You look like absolute crybaby bitches being mad at the Eagles because it helped lead to your 10 loss team missing the playoffs. Was the move bush? A little, but have some accountability one time. The Giants blaming the Eagles for them missing the playoffs is like blaming Chris Kirkpatrick for *NSYNC's break up. It's like bringing an "everything" pizza to a party and thinking nobody wants it because of the olives. Sure they're gross, but it's the anchovies keeping the people away, Joe.
I know I recently blogged praise directed at J.J. Watt for not quitting during the latter stages of a "lost season" and I stand by that. If you're a player getting paid, the very least you owe is your best effort. What Pederson did didn't exactly help the New York Football Giants out, but I'm fucking sorry, G-Men. YOU WON 6 GAMES. SIX!! Half a dozen wins. You have nobody to blame but yourself.
I don't blame #43Burgers for putting on 75 pounds in 2020 (I blame COVID and 28+ years of using food to cope). It was only one day. That only explains like maybe seven of said pounds and 1/366th of the year. What about the other days, Dozo?
Plenty of teams have pulled starters in Week 17 before and will again (well in Week 18 next year, but you get the fucking point). Take a hard look in the mirror, G-Men. You finished 31st in total offense and points scored, but yeah, a quarter of Nate Sudfeld is what really did you in.
I know Hurts ran for two scores, but he was also 7 for 20 passing with just 72 yards and an interception. It's not like Kevin Cash pulling Blake Snell or in a football analogy...like pulling Aaron Rodgers OR any quarterback who was completing, idk....half their passes?
Did the Eagles tank in front of all of us on national TV? Probably. Did the New York Giants start 0-5? Yes. Did the Giants start 1-7? Also yes.
At least someone in the Giants organization gets it.
You aren't the 1981 Cincinnati Reds, whomst had the best record in Major League Baseball, but missed the playoffs during the strike year because of the split-season playoff format.
You're the 6 win New York Football Giants. SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP.
Joe Judge really does get Hardo of the Year for that speech. Bro, COVID and life during it has sucked, there's literally no denying that, you can quote me on that until the end of time...but players finding out that practice is virtual for the day at 6:30 AM isn't exactly life in trench warfare. You won 6 games. End of story. Better luck in 2021.
meme via: @Alex_Nooge