Please allow me to briefly take off my fourth estate cap and enter, just for this once, the realm of commentary.
End of game highlights are good. End of season highlights are just great though. Seasons being over. Careers being over. Coaches being straight up done – this is what I love about sports. Some people can enjoy watching a team win a championship but we all can have a good laugh watching teams not-win championships. Proof: live-blogs.
When we started this little Quotables experiment some months ago, I was afraid it was going to pitter out. NFL games do not have much action and, of the plays that do happen, few seem worth riffing out of context. My concern: that every edition of Quotables would be trimmed down to the exact same highlights ESPN/NBC/Skip v Darkie/CBS overexpose (“It’s Tuesday and look at this catch by OBJ that we just cannot stop talking about! Also, tune in to Rachel Maddow for Trump’s tax returns at 11!”). While I think we had fair success with weekly submissions during the season, I approached the NFL offseason with continued trepidation.
But man was I wrong. Sports man — I don’t know why I watch complete events of ANYTHING. Highlights, I’m telling you right here and right now, are the wave of the future. And, always ahead of the curve, Quotables Is HighlightsTM.
Anyways, here are your April Quotables.