Trying to Win Versus Trying to Embarrass

Radley Balko on the Patriots thumping the Redskins today:

So did the cheating Patriots really just go for it on 4th and 1 with a 38-point lead halfway through the fourth quarter? And did they really just throw deep while up 45-0?

Is there anyone outside of Boston who will be rooting for these asshats next week?

I will not.

I have no problem accepting or acknowledging that the Patriots kicked our asses. Seriously, the game wasn’t as close as the score indicates, which is ridiculous since the final was 52-7. I don’t even have a problem with scoring when winning 45-0. If the defense can’t stop you, that’s just the way it is. But in the scenario Mr. Balko mentions, the only reasonable action is to kick the field goal. That’s playing the game. Going for it? That’s running up the score.

If I had a Jerk of the Day award, Patriots coach Bill Belichick would win in a landslide.