Sunday, September 23, 2007

Mike Patrick Is Losing His Mind

At one point in the Georgia-Alabama game, the Crimson Tide was called for defensive pass interference on a slant pattern inside their own 20. ESPN showed a slow motion shot from the end zone in which you could clearly see the Georgia receiver's jersey being stretched out by the Alabama corner who was tugging at it to slow him down. It was an obvious pass interference. Immediately, after the replay, Mike Patrick announced decisively, "I didn't like that call." I thought to myself that at Patrick's age, he might be losing his eyesight. Little did I know, he was actually losing his mind.

The game was very tightly contested throughout and ended up going into overtime. Alabama got the ball first and ended up kicking a field goal. As Georgia prepared to take the field for their key possession in what was a huge game for both teams, there were a few questions to ponder. What would Georgia's approach be? Would they take a shot for the win with the passing game or knowing that the only way they could likely lose would be with a turnover, go with a more conservative approach? Would Georgia be able to trust their kicker after he'd just missed one that would have won the game at the end of regulation? Mike Patrick, however, had a more pressing question for Todd Blackledge:

Maybe this is the result of spending a career working with Paul Maguire, Joe Theismann and Dick Vitale, but as Patrick himself would say, Ho-lee Cow!

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At Sun Sep 23, 04:39:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always suspected they were drinking in the booth and his out of left field musings about Britney seem to confirm that.


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