Monday, October 19, 2009
Just when you think you've got things figured out, the Raiders look like a professional football team
The thing in professional sports, we guess, that just doesn't happen in the college game are these tremendous surprises. Perhaps it's because of parity and salary caps and the fact that there are only a handful of teams in the league. But in college football, for example, you wouldn't see the most hapless team in the league beat a top-15 team.
In the NFL, though, anything goes. There are some truly awful teams that go out on a weekly basis and embarrass themselves and their fanbases.
But then shit like this happens. The pathetic Raiders just put it together for one day and beat a team that is far superior in every aspect of the game. It's the true definition of "upset," sure. When a one-win team beats a one-loss team in Week 6, it doesn't even seem like much. But the Raiders are AWFUL! Like never-win-another-game-ever awful. Then the defense kicks in, they get a big play and somehow score more points after 60 minutes than the other team. Shocking. Raiders lose by 21 next week...