“But in 2018 when you go back to a 25-man roster and you lose a guy that’s pitching into the seventh inning three times a month, through the seventh inning, that’s when it hurts,” he said.
The Colts’ 1983 QB escapades could easily slot in here, as well, seeing as they drafted John Elway No. 1 overall, only to watch him threaten to play baseball instead. A lopsided trade and Elway exodus later, the franchise changed forever.
But the Baltimore Colts’ loss in Super Bowl III — in which they became the losers in the now-mythological Joe Namath guarantee legend — remains the biggest upset in Super Bowl history. The Colts losing to Namath and the Jets allowed the AFL to believe it could compete with the NFL. The Colts won a Super Bowl two seasons later with a past-his-prime, 37-year-old Johnny Unitas under center, but the damage was done for the Colts, forever on the wrong side of one of football’s most lasting images: Broadway Joe entering the tunnel, his impossible guarantee vindicated.
Matthew Stafford remained in the Lions’ Thanksgiving Day loss to the Vikings after he hurt his ankle, but he is feeling the repercussions.
The Detroit quarterback was hobbled in the fourth quarter, when Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson rolled up on Stafford’s right leg.
Stafford remained down after the play and was checked out by trainers, but eventually returned to the game.
Afterward, Stafford declined to say how severe his injury Cheap Jerseys Kids was, but he was limping considerably and did admit the ankle wasn’t completely Cheap Jerseys MLB fine.
“Not 100 percent,” Stafford said, via the team’s website. “But ticker’s still ticking, so we’ll be all right.”