Running Up The Score
seems that there are some sore losers and lovers of Dan Marino out there who are none to happy with with The Saints humiliating The Falcons last night 45-16 and Drew Brees breaking Dan Marino's passing record.
If you check out the blog from Jason Cole and Falcon's coach Mike Smith, aren't too happy about the pounding that the Falcons took...even though he congratulated Drew Brees on his victory.
Oh, well, that's what really sports is all about. In the words of the late "Red" Sanders, "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing"...and he is right.
In my opinion, what Drew Brees and the Saints did was the right thing, if you are going to do something good and you are able to do it great, go with great. This is my problem with little league and sports in schools, where everyone has to play. You shouldn't be getting awards just for showing up. You have no business getting an "A" for attempting anything.
An "A" for effort and an "F" for execution is still and "F". You failed to do it right. You may have had the right intentions, but looked like a monkey f-ing a football (yes, pun intended). If that is the case you screwed up, you lose, don't pass go, don't collect $200.
Now, if you do it right and get an "A" for effort and an "A" for execution, you have figured something out and you should do it more often, just like Brees and the Saints did. They figured out how and why The Falcons were weak and exploited it. What that did was prove Drew Brees' superiority over the defense and showed up the offense of the Falcons.
Professional sports isn't for the faint of heart and we can't all be winners. Some teams lose and others lose a lot (like the Vikings and Colts). Call it a re-building year.
Hell, the Smith should be happy, the Falcons are a shoe-in for a playoff berth.
Anyone who is mad that the Saints "Ran Up The Score" are just pissed because their team doesn't have a player like Drew Brees who is set and ready to heard to Canton, OH. Not to mention, the score was run up because of a natural killer instinct to win.
In the end, Drew Brees showed how classy he was by saying that it was a team effort and to point out that his intention wasn't to run up the score. This is also why Sports Illustrated called Drew Brees "Sportsman of the Year in 2010.