Because western Connecticut is apparently not a part of New England and thus could give a shit about broadcasting Pats games from start to finish, with eight or so minutes to go in yesterday’s romp over the Eagles, CBS decided to cut to a “more competitive” matchup featuring the Tebroncos vs. the Chargers.
Seeing that Denver was down by a field goal with just minutes to play in regulation, I watched with reluctant fascination as Tebow did what Tebow does to send the game into overtime, where he ultimate won it after two pathetic drives by both teams to start the 5th.
But that was the pre-ordained headline. The real story is what happened with 1:30 left to play in the 4th, when Chargers kicker Nick Novak — having already missed one field goal that afternoon while also making a 53-yarder — began to prepare for the potential game-winning kick (another 53-yarder, coincidentally) by…well, judge for yourself:
FOX confirms: when Gatorade starts gushing and there’s no time to hit the locker room,
“We just take a knee and teammates hold up towels,” Novak said. “It’s kind of embarrassing, but oh well.”
To be fair, if I was expected to make two 50-plus-yard field goals in a game, I’d have a hard time holding it in, too.