2020…what more can we say. There was COVID, the passing of Kobe, heck we even had hornets the size of your pinky figure, let alone a man harvesting tigers and turning it into a Netflix series and yet here we are on December 7th and yet nothing seems to surprise us. But just imagine being the only team left in NFL to be undefeated and getting your first loss to a team that doesn’t even have a nickname. Couldn’t be me.
As and old, favorite Russian proverb of mine states that “the tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe”, we saw just that tonight. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
Now I’ll be the first to say that I was very confident in the Steelers (-6) pulling out a dominant victory, against a very below average Washington team, however, tonight proved why you should never count the underdog out of the fight.
For the most part, it was a pretty sloppy, defensive battle, which I’m a big fan of if it’s not my team playing. However, come the second half, The Football Team of Washington regained its pulse and would out score the Steelers 20-3 come the second half.
Alex Smith is gonna have to order a new arm on Amazon this Christmas, after throwing for 46 pass attempts for 31 completions and 1 touchdown, bloody ankle and all, putting up 23 points all without rookie star Antonio Gibson out with a mid-game injury.
On the flip side, the non-British Big Ben is gonna have to hit up Smith on a BOGO deal for an additional arm, where he would throw for an impressive 305 yards for 2 touchdowns on 53 attempts for 33 completions. Not bad for a 38 years old, MAC product.
It just comes to show that John Wooden wasn’t wrong when he said you should “respect every opponent, but fear none”. I mean heck, David being only 5 feet tall, took down a 6’9, armor plated Goliath with a clean, dome shot to the temple with a rock and a sling shot. That’s Muggys Bogues going up against Lebron James, to put it in perspective.