This being the first weekend since August without NFL football I thought it would be appropriate to do a somewhat funny recount of the 2010 season. In the Niners Nation tradition of being a little wacky when the times call for it, I am going to list the 10 dumbest moments of the 2010 season as recorded by True TV. If you have never logged onto their website, it is pretty darn funny.
For all you Niner fans, like me, fear not; of course our team is in the top 10. And, of course it was our recently fired Head Coach Mike Singletary. Apropos if you ask me!
1. Brett Favre: Well, he really didn't need to comeback, but he did. That legacy is forever tarnished
If I didn't dislike Brett Favre so much this would have been a said ending to an otherwise great career. But, I just don't like the man, so it pleased me a great deal. After throwing for over 4,200 yards and 32 TDs in 2009, Brett Favre returned for the 2010 season, and well stunk it up. In 2010, he "led" the Vikings to a 5-8 record in his starts, throwing for more INTs (19) than TDs (11). He was just a bad QB this season, and well, I absolutely loved it!
2. Randy Moss: The Patriots, Vikings and Titans in one season. Reverts back to old form!
He fit perfectly into the Patriots "class" organization right? No, wrong! He wasn't even classy enough for this Bill Bilichick led Patriot team, and that says something. Here are some quotes from Randy Moss over the years, and you will understand why he is #2 on this list
"When you're rich you don't write checks."
"Oh, it's got nothing to do with Denver or sea level, whatever that is."
"I have used, you know, marijuana ... since I've been in the league,"
"Randy Moss hanging in effigy."
Whether it was High School, College or NFL football, we have all been told to know the ball down on Hail Mary's. Not to try to intercept it or make a great play. Rather, to knock the ball to the ground. Well, that is exactly what Glover Quin did on a David Gerard pass. But, the ball ended up right into the hands of Mike Thomas, thus giving the Jaguars the win. This game pretty much represented the Houston Texans season as a whole. However, on this play Glover Quin did everything right, only to look like the goat?
4. Mike Singletary "loses temper, and job"
The 49ers had to be in the top 5 right? We wouldn't have it any other way. Mike Singletary decided to completely lose it on Troy Smith towards the end of his final game coaching the San Francisco 49ers. Really, couldn't have summed up his tenure as the 49ers coach any better. His first game, Singletary kicked Vernon Davis off the sideline, and in his final game decided to completely embarrass a 49er QB for the 2nd time in one season. I will not be missing this.
5. Dallas Cowboys Fall Apart, Lose Tony Romo and Sit at Home for Super Bowl
As 49er fans this couldn't make us any happier. Could it? A team that many said were destined to be the first to host a Super Bowl started the season 0-5, just like our 49ers. And, Wade Phillips regime culminated in a pathetic 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Seriously, my mother is a Dallas Cowboys fan, and I didn't feel the least bit bad for her. That tells you my true feeling about this team. On a serious note, however, didn't some of you feel bad for how far that team fell?
The Best of the Rest
So we cannot play in snow: How is it that a league that prides itself on playing anywhere and everywhere, in any condition possible have so many games postponed, delayed, cancelled etc... because of snow? The NFL decided to expand that skirts they put on QBs to the rest of the NFL. And, now the NHL has overtaken football as the "manliest sport in the country", according to some pundits. C'mon, don't you want to see some 300 LB New England Patriots fans with harry chests take on frost bit? I know I do!
Boston media decides that Tom Brady is the second coming? Let me preface this by saying that I believe that Brady is a pre Madonna in every sense of the word. But, Boston's media took it to the next level this season. As TRU TV acknowledged "Tom Brady, football's Fabio". And, I couldn't agree more. Not since "The Machine" has someone been so revered by a local fan base, well never mind, that was just Brian Wilson. But, you get my point.
Matt Dodge equals no Playoffs: New York Giants punter, Matt Dodge, decided he would rather be on vacation in Cancun than playing in the cold during the playoffs. In a must win game, Dodge thought it would be best to kick the ball right to Desean Jackson in a tie game at the end of the 4th quarter. As you can imagined, that worked out wonderfully for him. Jackson took it back for a TD and the division, while Dodge counted his blessings that he wasn't Chris Snee. (Coughlin's son in law, and Giants offensive tackle)
Braylon Edwards: Drunked it up on Twitter: The morning of a DUI arrest, New York Jets receiver, Braylon Edwards, thought it would be smart to say the following the morning of his arrest "GoodMorning World...Winning is the goal, perfection is the aspiration, & dedication is the key to unlock the door #LetsWork". Mr. Edwards, if perfection was the case that they gave you, why drink and drive? I know from experience that drunk dialing isn't good, but you take the cake with drunk twittering.
Wes Welker/Tom Brady/Rex Ryan: Seriously, the General Hospital of the NFL: Wes Welker decided it would be great to talk about a possible foot fetish that New York Jets Head Coach, Rex Ryan, has a foot fetish. But really, who doesn't? Aren't they the prettiest things on a women's body? I mean the in grown yellow toe nail, yummy. But seriously, what does that have to do with football? As it is, I absolutely hate Rex Ryan, and his bravado attitude. So, this didn't offend me in the true sense of the word. Instead, it rather made me chuckle a little bit.
If you have any other "dumb moments" from the 2010 season please reference them in the comment section, this should be pretty good. After all, the 2010 season is over, and we are in the midst of a CBA issue. Why not try to have some fun?