No time for a long post tonight, although I certainly owe everyone a substantial one (in whatever sense someone providing free content to fifteen or so people, most of whom are already his real life friends and would rather hang out with him in person than read his stupid sports blog, can owe that sort of thing). Tonight's throwaway post comes courtesy of the Pro Football Talk Twitter feed.
Father of @larryfitzgerald says "pathetic" Cardinals have quit wp.me/p14QSB-6Cey
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 10, 2012
If you click on that link, which you shouldn't, it'll take you to a blog post that is essentially a word for word transcription of Larry Fitzgerald's dad's Twitter feed. Fitzgerald Sr. spent most of the afternoon bitching about how bad the Cardinals are. Apparently we should pay attention to Fitzgerald Sr. because he's a sportswriter (for a weekly newspaper catering to Minnesota's African-American community, but still! A sportswriter I guess), but I'm having a hard time taking his thoughts on the Cardinals seriously. Problem #1 is that he has a dog in the fight which might cloud his objectivity. Problem #2 is that his thoughts include the following pieces of "analysis":
Humbling embarrassing frustrating angering disappointing painful.What happens when u quit!
Definition of team quitting?9 losses n a row.9th loss 58-0!Injuries handling of offense worst nNFL.Adrian Wilson&Darnell Dockett situations!
How very expository. But anytime you can tweet about a blog post about some angry helicopter parent's tweets, you've got to do it. Someone needs to drive pageviews and keep the lights on at the offices of the NBCSports blog network.