I think you could pull any random football fan off the street before this season started and ask them what they thought about Josh Scobee and you would get some version of this..."Isn't that the guy that used to play for Jacksonville? Well, if Jacksonville let him go he probably isn't very good". It's definitely the low hanging fruit, but how can you properly criticize Josh Scobee without mentioning the fact that he spent a majority of his career playing for the most woeful team of the last decade plus? Snoop pretty much nailed it here. He sucked for the Jaguars, he REALLY sucks now, and that "bye, bye bitch" couldn't be anymore appropriate because someone undoubtedly had his bags packed for him before Mike Tomlin even ignored his very existence to go for it on 4th in "field goal range".
Say what you want about Josh Scobee, and if you're a Steelers fan, or a Twitter user for that matter, I am sure you have a lot, but he was the most entertaining part of that game last night. As football fans, and especially football fans with no rooting interest, all we really want is to witness drama. Well, nothing more dramatic then watching a man's career slowly perish over the course of one quarter of football. Now granted, it was already on life support after two missed kicks against the Patriots, but there was still hope of a resurrection until last night. It got to the point where I was only watching to see if he would get another attempt/ literally get murdered by his teammates on the field. Usually football fans wait on the edge of their seat for the uncertainty of 4th down plays. However, when the Steelers trotted out Mike Vick instead of attempting a game winning field goal I couldn't have been more disappointed. When Justin Tucker split the uprights to end the game I truly felt robbed of a great moment in sports history. We had a chance to complete the melodramatic trilogy documenting the self inflicted fall of Josh Scobee and Mike Tomlin stole that opportunity from us to run one of the dumber 4th down plays in recent memory. I want to thank Josh Scobee for last night, for without him, and the over publicized death of his livelihood, that game would have had not a single redeemable moment. It may have been gut wrenching for Steelers fans, but it was can't-miss entertainment for everyone else. Sorry Snoop, but watching people epically fail is funny, especially when they DON'T play for your team.
Rest In Peace Josh Scobee...
...or should I say Ray Finkle?