After the Bulldogs, Yellow Jackets, Falcons, Dream, Panthers, Eagles, and Braves all sustained losses this weekend (Morehouse and Valdosta State won!), we were pretty sure we were in the clear and had atoned sufficiently for whatever sports crime we'd recently committed. Things couldn't possibly get worse after all that.â†µ
Looks like whichever sports god we've infuriated wasn't satisfied. Consider:â†µ
- Local son Calvin Johnson "dropped" a game-winning touchdown pass. â†µ
- Local adopted son Matthew Stafford was knocked out for the next two-to-six weeks. â†µ
- Wayward/disowned/prodigal (depending on your zip code) son Michael Vick flaunted some vintage Vick in Atlanta's eye, outplaying both Kevin Kolb and Aaron Rodgers and nearly pulling off a comeback win against Super Bowl favorites Green Bay. â†µ
- Discarded asshole DeAngelo Hall forced the first fumble of local son Tashard Choice's career and scored what became the deciding Sunday night touchdown. This meant the Cowboys lost, so everybody's happy about Hall's work. â†µ
So basically former Georgians of whom we are proud had bad days, and Peace State public enemies are momentary national heroes.