Friday, August 15, 2008

Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

And so, flipping channels from the Olympics there's a football game on Fox, and who's playing but the Raiders. Okay, it's pre-season and, quite frankly, August way too early for the NFL to be on national TV. But it's the Raiders and, while Al Davis is way past his prime, something got into my blood when it was Daryle Lamonica to Fred Biletnikoff, George Blanda kicking field goals, and the American Football League. And the Raiders are winning and there's only 26 seconds left on the clock.

Sure enough, time enough for the Titans' QB to find a wide open receiver, followed by a field goal as the clock runs out. 17-16 Tennessee.


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