Once again, Mike Florio, famous for pimping Sprint phones, making up stories about piped in crowd noise, and constantly bringing up Peyton Manning's "wild" college days, seems to think Tony Dungy is a cheater. Apparently, with 20 seconds left in a meaningless game against the Titans last Sunday, Tony Dungy didn't call a timeout after his team turned the ball over on downs. This, apparently, is cheating to the Sprimp Master, who thinks Dungy and Titans coach Jeff Fisher had a wink-wink-nudge-nudge conspiracy to keep Cleveland out of the playoffs. From PFT, the only "blog" site that doesn't allow you to link to specific entries:
Frankly, the whole thing stinks to us. Down by only six points, the Colts should have done everything in their power to try to get the ball back. Their failure to do so undermines the credibility and integrity of the game.
And it also screwed the Browns out of a chance at the playoffs, since a reverse Music City Miracle would have knocked the Titans out of the postseason.
Besides, why wouldn't the Colts do whatever that had to do to knock a division rival out of the AFC playoffs? Maybe Indy thinks that the Titans have a better chance at winning in San Diego than the Browns, and maybe the Colts prefer an eventual rubber game with Tennessee (if the Titans would win at New England, too) to a match up with a Chargers team that matched up very well with the Colts in Week Fifteen of the 2005 season -- and that beat the Colts again during the 2007 regular season.
Despite the motivation, it was wrong. And, amazingly, even Saint Tony isn't above breaking a rule from time to time.
BTW, when Mike isn't making up stupid conspiracies or looking like an idiot on TV, he's writing "blog entires" like this:
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Update [2008-1-3 18:8:52 by BigBlueShoe]: In the beta version of the new PFT, Mike finally allows permalinks. Welcome to the 21st century, Mike! You're still a schmuck.
Update [2008-1-4 9:27:49 by BigBlueShoe]: Tip to shonuff for this: The Titans were on the Colts 29 yard line after the turnover-on-downs. If Dungy had taken a timeout, the Titans would have just kicked a FG and extended the score. It's now fairly clear to me that idiots like Florio do not watch the games they are making up conspiracies about.