Starting Lineups: Will Someone Please Buy Marques Colston A Beer?

Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v Seattle Seahawks

First of all, tell us how you really feel Michael Bennett.

Anywho, after a discouraging first half, Drew Brees and the Rob Ryan-led defense (**cranes neck at Jerry Jones**) kept New Orleans within a puncher's chance. The elements were nasty, Marshawn Lynch was a running cinder block wall with legs, Seattle was as talkative as ever and the "12th Man" sounded like "25th Man" they were so loud. That being said, the Saints were there at the end down 23-15 with the ball in Brees' hands. They were a living, breathing representation of the classic "so you're telling me there's a chance" adage from Dumb & Dumber.

Only there was no chance.

To make a long story shorter, Marques Colston became the latest target of social media's venom after not only faking going out of bounds with EIGHT SECONDS left on the game clock, but for throwing a forward pass and ending the game with a 10-second runoff. I'm not a fan of beating a dead horse, and I'm sure Colston's been hearing it from all different angles for nearly 48 hours now. Plus, he's been a consistent presence in New Orleans for what feels like forever.

But, dog. DOG! Marques, bro. That's not how you put the team on your back! You went to Hofstra. I had to Google Hofstra to make sure I spelled Hofstra correctly just now. You're better than that! Get out of bounds and you're staring down a scenario with only 37 yards to get in the end zone. That's two plays! With Drew Brees! In all fairness, it's still highly unlikely given Seattle's defense, but it's a better option than what happened.

My initial reaction was Marques had OD'd on too many J.R. Smith highlights. Then it hit me. Just like Finkle was Einhorn and Einhorn was Finkle, Marques Colston, without warning, morphed into Carlton Banks. It all makes sense now.

And here I was thinking it's the Dallas Cowboys who lose games like that. I mean, they do lose games in that fashion. I just thought they were the only ones.

Anyway, here are the pertinent blogs, news articles and commentary you need to read to start your week right. Enjoy.

The Struggle: LeBron James And Kobe Bryant Were Not Pleased With The Game Of Basketball Last Night -- The Smoking Section

How to Pitch a Story to an Editor in the Media -- XO Jane

The Oklahoma City Thunder without Russell Westbrook are depressing to watch -- SB Nation

Watch Angry Chargers Fans Beat The Shit Out Of A Broncos Fan -- Deadspin

28 Reasons Clair Huxtable Is Perfection Embodied -- BuzzFeed

Kevin Durant wants to shoot less, play smarter -- Daily Oklahoman

Anchorman: On The Emergence Of Michael Carter-Williams -- SLAM Online

Banks Say No To Marijuana Money, Legal Or Not -- New York Times

Nike Flyknit Air Max: What Sneaker Enthusiasts Are Saying -- Finish Line

Everything You Need To Know About Japan's Population Crisis -- The Week

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