Thank you, Pittsburgh Steelers!
You have nobly silenced that bag of wind that has polluted the football world for far too long. You have shut up that effete snob (Spiro Agnew, c. 1970), windbag, and self-proclaimed Hall of Fame-caliber coach, one Rex Ryan of the New York Pets.
Ryan’s obnoxious season-long pronouncements were as painful to watch as the lancing of a boil. And just as relevant to the world of football.
A particularly excruciating portion of Ryan’s exhortations involved his little trojan quarterback, the over-hyped, over-rated, and thoroughly disgusting Mark Sanchez.
It was clear to anyone watching Sunday’s game that Sanchez’ decent second half did not come close to making up for his horrendous first half, which thoroughly sunk the Pets into a sinkhole from which Sanchez’ meager talents could not extricate them.
More important in the grand scheme of things, however, is the one-sided media, that cannot leave alone the transgressions of the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger, while totally ignoring those of Sanchez.
Excuse me if I am wrong, but while Roethlisberger has been accused on a couple of occasions of sexual misconduct, thoroughly investigated, and the subject of civil proceedings wherein his alleged victims have sought monetary damages, he has never actually been arrested for a crime. Sanchez, on the other hand HAS been arrested for a sexual crime. Arrested for rape in 2006 while a freshman at the university of southern california, the trojan athletic department quickly dispatched the power and might, and unbelievable political clout, of the usc legal army, and viola’ the case was quickly quashed, and nary a peep has since been heard from Sanchez’ victim. (Query – how much did the payoff cost and was that yet ANOTHER uninvestigated violation of NCAA rules?)
Want to read more about Sanchez? This article, “Why No One Remembers the Mark Sanchez Rape Case” is a good starting place.
One final word on ex-trojan quarterbacks. The equally overrated Matt Cassel showed his true ability under fire (after a season of beating up on the lower echelons of the NFL) when, in a wild-card playoff game, he lead his Chiefs to a 30-7 drubbing at the hands of Baltimore, while compiling a 20.4 passer rating on 9 of 18 for 70 yards and three Favre-like interceptions.