NFL F-U Power Rankings: Week 14
[Note: The Seahawks F-U, statement game was left off the list, because it was an even bigger coming out party for their QB who spends more time at children’s hospitals than a pediatric oncologist. I mean, seriously Russ!? Wilson’s bible verse filled, ‘Jerry Lewis telethon’ like social media feeds make Tim Tebow come across like Richie Incognito.]
#1 The Referees: Although it didn’t affect the outcome of a seemingly meaningless game between the Giants and the Washingtons, it was still pretty incompetent to eff up the downs and just keep going. At least they didn’t cuss anybody out or mess up a crucial call in the red zone down the stretch. We’re getting their people, baby steps. Hopefully they’ll have their ‘ish together in the playoffs.
#2 Mike Tomlin: Dude, WTF was that all about!?
#3 The Referees: I know they are at number 1, but they were supposed to be here at number 3. My bad. Let’s just keep going.
#4 The NFL: The league rejected a Super Bowl commercial by firearm manufacturer Daniel Defense because it violates its rules on advertising which are pretty much common knowledge. (i.e. porn, gambling, guns, etc.) Here’s the thing, Daniel Defense knew damn good and well there was zero chance of that ad airing, but they submitted it to FOX anyway to get some free publicity for being rejected. (See: AshleyMadison.com) You’re telling me that you were willing to spend $4 million dollars on an ad, but submitted a graphic photoshopped with a sh*tacular lens flare whipped up by the temp at reception?? Look at that mess! Nonetheless, well played machine gun guys.
On the subject of playing one’s hand well…
#5 Mike Lombardi: The Browns GM is on quite a run right now. He double-downed on the Richardson trade this week by signing QB Caleb Hanie off the Cowboys practice squad. (Read that again.) They currently have the 8th & 25th picks in next year’s draft, but Josh Gordon threw a monkey wrench into the team’s “we’re going to suck, but not really show it” gambit by going HAM the past few weeks. Those games very close calls, since they almost won. If Hanie completes more than 25% of his passes this week we could see JaMarcus Russell out there. Actually, I can’t believe they aren’t running the read-option with him right now?
#6 The Texans: Two security guards were fired for taking selfies with Tom Brady following loss. Granted almost all TV shows, clubs and sports venues have those kinds of rules in place regarding celebrities; it still came off a little like James Dolan canning the Knicks Dancers because the team isn’t winning. Congrats Houston, you're in the Dolan zone!
#7 The Saints: Their plane couldn’t even get more than 150 yards in the air in Seattle! The pilot gave a snarky comment about it having nothing to do with the weather and pointed out that, “Since 2009 the team’s charter has had the best service record in the league. It was just one flight. We’re going to put it behind us and focus on the next road trip.”
Remember, there is no “I” in F-U, but there is an EFF and a YOU.
…’till that day.