Monday, January 14, 2013

The Houston Schaubs?

Shank is taking the fine art of douchebaggery to a whole new level with this column (emphasis mine):
FOXBOROUGH — The Waltz of the Tomato Cans was everything we expected.

The Patriots defeated the Houston Texans, 41-28, Sunday in the first de facto preseason playoff game in NFL history.

I’m exaggerating, of course. This was not an exhibition football game. This was a certified NFL playoff contest, and the victory elevates the Patriots to the AFC Championship game Sunday night at Gillette Stadium against the Baltimore Ravens. The Bill Belichick-Tom Brady tandem has a chance to win a fourth Super Bowl in 12 seasons.

The Patriots beat the Ravens in the AFC title game last season and lost a 1-point decision to Baltimore in September. Sunday’s rematch could be the final curtain for Baltimore’s Ray Lewis and would give the Patriots a chance to avenge Super Bowl losses in 2008 and 2012. We’ve got great drama, all around.

But Sunday’s victory over the Houston Schaubs didn’t tell us much about the Patriots. The Sons of Belichick were weak on special teams, failed to keep their foot on the Texans’ throats, and have lost All-World tight end Rob Gronkowski for the rest of the season.


Anonymous said...

Again, I can read him myself, why are you just pasting in parts of his article, and not offering any commentary other than the one introductory sentence? This column says "we read him so you don't have to," but you're making me read him anyway.

Roger Bournival said...

It's the third article within the span of a week that Shank wrote, well, unprofessional things about the Texans; further commentary on this issue seems kind of pointless and redundant.

Monkeesfan said...

Shank is transmuting more and more into Steve From Fall River - here he's focusing on the special teams breakdowns and selling short the team's strengths (I'm surprised Shank didn't compare the touchdown bomb to Shane Vereen to one of Randy Moss' highlight-reel catches from Brady). Even today, if you mention New England vs. Denver, Shank will go on about the first quarter of the 2011 game at Mile High and how the Patriots got gashed 16-7; he'll even make it sound like Willis McGahee's injury in that game saved the Patriots.

Shank, Steve From Fall River's shtick is insulting enough; your cover of it is worse.