Pete Carroll's Reaction To The Missed FG Set To The 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Theme Is The Best Thing You'll Watch Today
I know, I know. It's basically cheating to use the 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' theme as the backdrop to any situation in which a person looks baffled, shocked, confused, embarrassed, or in desperate need of a discount double check and a ticket on the next departing 'Southwest' flight. Still, as much of a guarantee laugh as that catchy little jingle is, it's appropriateness in this clip can't possibly be overstated. I can legitimately squint and picture Larry David's face on Pete Carroll's body as he looks around in disbelief after watching a sure victory get booted further in the wrong direction than LD's hairline. If I didn't watch the game last night I would assume this Vine was a result of Petey completely misreading obvious social cues and offending an entire room full of people. It's that reminiscent of the final seconds of an episode of 'Curb'. This video should be submitted to non-sports fans with this poll question...
Did this man just...
A) Coach to a tie in the best worst football game of all-time?
B) Get accused of having an erection in public because his pants bunched up in the crotch when he sat down?
I am a little confused, however. Surely in most situations you don't assume your once trusted kicker is going to botch a chip shot into the next county, but if there was going to be a time when you did it would have been last night. By the time Hauschka cemented that game as an ass-backwards 'Instant Classic' there was no act of tomfoolery that would have surprised me. I was just watching on television as an objective fan and I genuinely thought he was going to miss that kick as soon as he started his follow-through, so I'm only stunned by his Head Coach being stunned. That final score was written in the stars long before last night's conclusion. How can you do anything but pray for the best and expect the worst when a game has gone that poorly? I don't feel one bit of sympathy for Pete Carroll, because that FG attempt was as guaranteed to have a laughably cringeworthy ending as any episode of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' ever has.