Winning is always fun. But even more fun when you beat a jackass.
John Harbaugh is just such a jackass. When Mike Tomlin didn’t put much fuss into their post-game handshake yesterday, the Ravens coach tugged Tomlin back and said, “Hey, I said, ‘Congratulations.’ ” Tomlin seemed only slightly more interested. Good.
Who appointed this pair of clown shoes the arbiter of post-game decorum? His brother, 49ers coach Jim, had the big handshake incident with Detroit’s Jim Schwartz last year. You both put your hands out, and you shake. Anything else, save for the shower.
Ed Reed=ANOTHER JACKASS. Ravens DB Bernard Pollard was heaping deserved post-game praise on Charlie Batch when Reed, mock-coughing, said, “Bull****.” What a LOW-RENT SCUMBAG.
Which is to say, THAT’S MORE LIKE IT. Post-coital animosity is far preferable to what happened two weeks ago, namely Reed and Ryan Clark cuddling. YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO HATE. SO HATE!
Read my timesonline.com column about Charlie Batch’s massive performance. I never thought Batch could win at Baltimore, let alone play so well. But, in this case, I’m OVERJOYED to be wrong. Batch is PURE CLASS. If that’s his NFL swan song, WHAT A WAY TO GO.
Make no mistake, the Steelers need Ben Roethlisberger back. Batch did great. But Roethlisberger’s NFL MVP candidacy became even stronger in Ben’s absence.
And now, last night’s Three Stars:
1. Richard Harrow
2. Charlie Batch
3. Barney Google (with the goo-goo-googly eyes)
Only Richard Harrow could have stopped Charlie Batch yesterday. But he would have stopped him. Zero doubt about that. #boardwalkempire
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