Here we go again!
So, New England scored 59 on the Titans and we get the whining threads about a team running up the score and being classless. So, I thought I'd take a trip down memory lane and call out some other teams for being classless.
Seems to be that the benchmark for being classless is scoring 50+ points on your opponent. So, the San Francisco 49ers with Joe Montana and all them had to have been classless for beating the Denver Broncos 55-10 in the Super Bowl. And the Dallas Cowboys and their 52-17 win over the Buffalo Bills in their Super Bowl.
Lets look at the facts here. The Cowboys scored 21 points in the 4th quarter in their win over the Bills. Now, compare that to the Patriots who only scored 14 points in the entire second half, all in the third quarter, in their 59-0 win over the Titans. If the Patriots were classless and running up the score, then that should give us reason to accuse Dallas of being even more classless in that certain instance.
In the case of the 49ers-Broncos Super Bowl, San Francisco scored 28 second half points, 14 in each quarter. That's twice as many as the Patriots scored in the second half of their classless win over the Titans.
And lets not forget those classless Jacksonville Jaguars beating the Miami Dolphins 62-7 in Dan Marino's last game. How dare they do that to Dan Marino?
I'm sure I could go on and on and on. Naming scores of such lopsided outcomes but I think you get the point. Now, it has been mentioned that the Patriots were calling timeouts just before halftime with such a huge lead. And that's classless. Well, all I can say about that is, I wish the Houston Oilers would have been classless in 1993. Maybe they wouldn't have blown a 35-3 lead.
This isn't t-ball. This is the National Football League. There is no such thing as a mercy rule in the NFL. Every single person on that Titans' defense is paid a million or more to do one thing: Keep the opposing offense from scoring. It wasn't Billy B's job to stop his offense from scoring. And the Titans' inability to do what they were paid millions to do does not make the Patriots classless.
If anything, it makes the Titans overpaid.