If We Are Going To Start Praising QB's For Throwing Away Their Trash Then The Bar Is Officially Too Low
I'm not here to question the character of Dak Prescott. I have no reason to believe he's not a super great guy that picks up after himself, respects other's property, and even does a fair bit of work in the community. I just think the reaction to a video of him grabbing his own rebound says more about those reacting than it does about him. Seriously, if feeling compelled to finish the play after embarrassing yourself by failing to a complete a fairly simple task is a reflection of how good of a person you are then my non-recycling ass is basically Mother Teresa reincarnated. I think some people are convinced this is an example of his meticulousness but as someone that has (probably wrongfully) considered himself a competitive athlete for quite some time, this was just Dak wanting to see his last shot go through the "hoop" before leaving the "court". Nothing more, nothing less. I'm not saying the guy doesn't take his trash out to the curb every garbage day, I'm just saying that this little 6 second clip isn't proof positive that he does. I'm all for praising the the game day rituals of a rookie quarterback that hasn't lost in two months, but maybe we can raise the bar for what we find exemplary about his season. He's accomplished far too much on the field to require a collective fluffing from the public every time he decides to keep the sidelines clean by slamming home a dixie cup to make himself feel better about missing the trash can from 2 feet away. I know the current standards for NFL quarterback play aren't exactly high, but they shouldn't be so low that we feel the need to commend them for not littering.
P.S. Poor Tony, guy put on a fake ass smile for so long that it eventually stuck. Won't be too long before he's not allowed within 100 yards of a playground with his new look...