Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Mr. Shife shoulders blame for 1-4 start
As some of you may or may not know, my favorite NFL team is the Arizona Cardinals. They are terrible and have been terrible for as long as I can remember. But this year was suppose to be different and many experts picked them to win their division. Well, unfortunately, no one told the Cardinals and they are playing like garbage as usual. Anyway, I have submitted a press release regarding the poor start by the Cardinals.
Cardinals fan Mr. Shife usually makes opening remarks during his Monday news conferences. A day after the Cardinals' 24-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers, Mr. Shife had nothing. He went straight to question-and-answer with reporters. The Cardinals are 1-4 at the off week, something no one in the organization expected. Mr. Shife took the blame.
"I'm the ultimate responsibility on the football field," he said, "I guess I am just not cheering hard enough. Maybe I should have worn my lucky underwear or I shouldn't have had nachos the night before. Dammit, they never win when I have nachos the night before the game."
A few questions later and the frustration was even more evident with Mr. Shife.
"As far as players and coaches are involved, I think the responsibility to win falls on me . I really need to understand that my actions and superstitions really do affect the way the team plays. If they score a touchdown right after I lick Cheese Whiz off my dog's belly, then I must continue to do this or they will never score another touchdown. I apologize to the organization and promise to double my efforts to ensure that we get back on the right path."