4th and 18!!

4th and 18!!


4th and 18!! Yes, I know, the Philadelphia Eagles converted a 4th and 26 against the Packers in the playoffs a few years ago, but 4th down and 18 yards to go?? Apparently, the Boston College Eagles collegiate football team had the balls, the sheer disrespectful werewithall to go for it on 4th and 18……in the 1st quarter!!! Are you kidding me??? They were within range of a less than 50 yard field goal or a nice little pooch punt. I mean, it was initially a 4th and 13, and they decided to go for it, which blew my mind. But then, they got a false start penalty, as if to give the coach one more chance to stop snackin’ on the ‘shrooms and make the right decision, but he still decided to go for it, on 4th and 18!! Generally, I like it when coaches go for it, but 4th and 18??? That reeks of no respect, either that or an absolute momentary lack of sanity. Needless to say, they did not convert. They probably should have converted though, but the ball went right through the receiver’s hands, but that is besides the point. What was VT doing anyway letting a receiver get behind the secondary on a 4th and 18? Either way, maybe it is like my friend The Hamster told me yesterday, maybe these coaches have become infatuated with the Madden video game. I mean, I sure as hell have made some questionable play calls in Madden myself, and more often than not, have converted. Generally, just throw the ball deep to Hot Sizzle, Randy Moss, and he’ll have you lookin’ like a genius. But in real life??? How can this not have been made a bigger deal of??? Against the 22nd ranked team in the country? Against a team who coming in only had 1 Thursday loss ever?? Wow…what’s next? Going for first downs on your opening drive of the game in your own territory? Inside your own 20? Backed up in your own end zone?? Why not??? No respect is the theme of college football. Check out Clemson’s thrashing of Temple (63-9)…Did they really have to beat Temple that badly to prove to the country how good they are and how bad winless Temple is?? This is college football though, you gotta spank your opponent in hopes of advancing your ranking in the BCS. It isn’t enough to win now, not even enough to win big, but to absolutely demolish your opponent; to step on his throat after he has already been suffocated. But cmon man, 4th and 18??? That’s just crazy…

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