Much like Billy Cundiff in the AFC Championship, Kyle Williams, the
49ers' second-year wide receiver, has become the official scapegoat of
the NFC... and San Francisco fans are taking things a bit too far.
For those of you who missed it, Williams made two costly mistakes
against the Giants last night and contributed to his team's 17-20 loss
against the odious New York Giants. The first error came early in the
fourth quarter when Williams decided not to field a punt - but, for
whatever reason, did not
decide to move away from the bouncing ball (punt returning 101: not
fielding it? back the f**k up). It hit his knee and was scooped up by
NY's Devin Thomas, which later resulted in a go-ahead touchdown for the
Giants. William's second mistake came on a punt return (again) in OT
when, after making the catch, he ran for 5-yards and then had the ball
stripped by Jacquian Williams. Thomas (again) made the recovery and the
Giants stamped their ticket to the Super Bowl with a 31-yard field goal
from Lawrence Tynes.
It goes without saying that this guy will be on suicide watch for the
foreseeable future (as will, more than likely, Baltimore's Billy
Cundiff) but the reaction he has gotten from San Francisco fans is
absolutely disgusting. Williams has received countless death threats and
hate Tweets from a bunch of e-thugs in the Bay Area who blame him
entirely for the loss. Some highlights include:
I find it worth noting that the last text was actually written by a
female, was just one of about five tweets directed at Williams and was
the nicest of all of them. Between the tweets and that Twitter handle,
only two words come to mind: bum b*tch. (I heard that on an episode of Basketball Wives and have been dying to work it into a normal conversation).
Obviously, no one is expecting SF fans to be happy about the outcome - but to send death threats? Come on.
It's not like Alex Smith had a particularly good game. In fact, with
the exception of Vernon Davis, the whole team was pretty dismal. And
they knew it. In post-game comments defensive tackle Justin Smith
stated, "we win together, we lose together, so that's how we do that."
Time for Niners fans to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and sign off of Twitter.
After a long stretch of mental preparation for a basketball-less winter, we are quickly approaching game one of the NBA regular season. The Celtics get things started when they tipoff at 12-noon on Christmas Day against the NY Knicks. For those of you who are having a hard time coming back from the 'no season' mentality, here is a quick video to get you ready for the season.
The C's second (and final) preseason game is tonight (7:30 PM) against the Toronto Raptors.
Just one of the most storied hockey programs in NHL history visiting the greatest football team in recent years. No big deal.
Even Brady had to appreciate how loud the fans were when Bruins ran onto the field. Gave me chills. And then, around the 2:40 mark, when all the players pulled off their hockey sweaters to reveal Pats jerseys underneath? That is the living definition of why New England fans are the luckiest fans on earth.
I swear to you people, if I see one more headline exclaiming the Red
Sox Nation is STUNNED after last night's epic collapse ... I will ...
completely ... lose my shit.
Because this isn't September 1st. We didn't enter last night's game
with a 9-game lead in the Wild Card race. We didn't have websites
telling us that it was statistically impossible to not make the
postseason (99.6% chance, isn't that what you said Baseball
Perspectus??). And we sure as hell didn't have any room for error.
we DID have was the worst Septemeber record in Boston's franchise
history (7 wins, 20 losses). We also had bragging rights for blowing
the biggest September lead in MLB history (from a 9-game lead to a
tie). But most importantly, we had one game left to stay alive. Game
#162 was the most important game of the season.
let it slip away in a 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. More
specifically, Carl Crawford let it slip away as he went sliding after
Robert Andino's line drive to left field ... and missed. "If I should
have caught it", said Crawford in a post-game comment, "I would have
And there inlies one of the many many
many problems that plagued the Red Sox this year. For a $142 Million
contract, you make that play. Your a 2010 Gold Glove winner for chrissake.
salt in our wounds was Tampa Bay who, after being down 7-no, came back
with 2 outs in the 9th to tie the NY Yankees 7-7. Then, less than four
minutes after the Red Sox lost, Evan Longoria went yard in the 12th
inning, giving the Rays both the win (8-7 final) and the AL wild-card
There you have it. One strike away and this Red
Sox team did what it had been doing best as of late: lost. Now come the
calls to sports-talk radio blaming Theo Epstein for his excessive
off-season acquisitions; the public disapproval of players like Crawford
and the incessantly excuse-making John Lackey; and - worst of all - the
commentary from douchebags like this:
So, no. I am not stunned. Painfully reminded of what life was like
before 2004? Absolutely. But not stunned. Not even in the slightest.
Take it all in, folks. ESPN the Magazine has provided a cover the will
surely cause New England's entire male fanbase to go from six to midnight
instantly upon reading. This is also guaranteed to cause an extreme
amount of backlash from Jets, Canucks, Yankee, Laker, Heat (...I could go
on forever) fans who just love to hate on my beloved Beantown. But you
know what? I almost can't wait. Want to talk shit? I'm here all day.
It will be just like the argument Jason Segel gets into with that little
kid that has definitely been in other movies but I can't think of any off-hand about LeBron James in Bad Teacher: