Saint, I don't know if you have rules against profanity in diary titles, so go ahead and edit this if you don't like it. But I'm so pissed off right now.Update: I changed it just to be on the safe side. I'm calmer now
The event that actually got me steaming was an hour ago, but I find it still rankles. So I need to vent here.
Living here in Steeler Hell, I didn't get to watch the Raiders today. Hoping to catch some highlights of JaMarcus throwing, I tuned into NBC's post-game highlight show. What I saw left me shaking with rage.
You know the only two clips they showed? JaMarcus' interception and fumble.
So if I didn't make it clear in the title, let me reiterate: FUCK YOU NBC.
This was a rookie who missed training camp making his first NFL start after a DISASTROUS outing last week that would have sent most rookie QBs into a funk.
What did he do? Sucked it up like a man, put his bad performance out of his mind, and completed over two-thirds of his passes for over 200 yards. That's a pretty good day for any quarterback, let alone a rookie in his first start.
But what does the general public who didn't follow the game get? They get Keith Olbermann and Bob Costas chuckling at how bad JaMarcus is and insinuating what a bust he'll be and how dumb the Raiders are. And that's the impression they'll have of J-Russ. They didn't see his touchdown pass to Porter. They didn't see the skill or maturity with which he moved the ball in the drive that ended the second half or the drive that ended with Rhodes getting stuffed on 4th-and-1.
Nope. The only impression they're left with is that of another Raider misfire.
Fuck off, NBC. I have no idea why you seem to get such giggles in running down what was a fine performance BY A ROOKIE IN HIS FIRST START. And a rookie that everyone acknowledged from the start was going to need a good bit of seasoning before he came into his own, at that.
But rest assured: J-Russ and the silver and black are going to cram your smugness down your grinning fucking throats next year and FORCE YOU to sit up and take notice.