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Monday, February 2, 2015

Seattle pulls a Buckner

Worst call in history.

Worst. Call. Ever.

Neville Chamberlain... George Custer... that Italian cruise ship captain who steered too close to shore... Pete Carroll.

You half-expected to see Tom "Coach for Life" Coughlin on the sidelines, angling his reddening cheeks toward the heavens and begging for a bullet. That call was 2,000 years of rectal itch parasites, or the entire history of the New York Knicks - minus Willis Reed - rolled into one glorious fattie and smoked in 20 seconds. That call was George W. Bush on the aircraft carrier, General Cornwallis on his horse, and George Steinbrenner signing Kei Igawa. God, I feel sorry for Seattle fans today. That call must have been like finding out the girl in "The Crying Game" is a man.

That's gotta be a 500-years-in-exile type of call. On the day Pete Carroll dies - say, April Fool's Day of 2035 - everybody will be shaking their heads and still wondering WTF?

It deserves a jazzy name. For now, it's merely... "The Call," like old Joe Piscarcik's "The Fumble." It needs something spicy: Pete's Retreat. The Seahawk Sleepwalk. Carroll's Carnage. 

Man, I'm so glad the Giants sucked these last few years and didn't make the playoffs. At least, I don't have to walk around the rest of my life, muttering about that call. What a Buckner.
  

2 comments:

BernBabyBern said...

OK, let's recap the NFC playoffs & Super Bowl.

The Detroit Lions lost - following a controversial call by the referee on a pass play - to the Dallas Cowboys, who went on to lose to the Green Bay Packers following a controversial call by the referee on a pass play.

The Packers went on to blow a double-digit fourth-quarter lead - thanks to a defensive collapse and questionable play-calling by their coach - to the Seattle Seahawks, who went on to blow a double-digit fourth-quarter lead - thanks to a defensive collapse and questionable play-calling by their coach - to the New England Patriots.

Thus endeth today's lesson in karma. Or something.

Local Bargain Jerk said...


It deserves a jazzy name. For now, it's merely... "The Call," like old Joe Piscarcik's "The Fumble." It needs something spicy: Pete's Retreat. The Seahawk Sleepwalk. Carroll's Carnage.

As you may recall, Ship Captain Schettino was called a "cazzo" by the Italian coast guard captain who was ordering him to re-board the ship Schettino had abandoned (i.e., "Vada a bordo, cazzo!" which translates to "Get on board, dick!").

Perhaps invoking Schettino's memory in this piece, plus a loose translation of "cazzo" as "boner" might let us call this "Carroll's Cazzo".

Nah, it doesn't quite work, but it was fun typing "Vada a bordo, cazzo!" again.