Willie Snead's Fumble Got Changed To An Interception, And It Costs Drew Brees His Single Game Yardage Record
Full disclosure, I am not a stat guy. I appreciate every time Drew Brees shatters another record, and I thoroughly enjoyed rubbing the fact that he had seven touchdowns in the face of all the Giants fans. However, as long as the Saints are winning football games, I don't care what numbers are affiliated with doing so. It would have been nice for Drew to set his single game yardage record in the same game he set his single game touchdown record, but in actuality I don't really fucking care and I am sure he doesn't either. With that said, it seems like kind of scumbag move to change that play to an interception one day after the fact. Especially when the people that did so, who watch over the NFL record books, know that it resulted in Drew Brees losing his yardage record. Just doesn't seem right, if given the choice, to take that away from someone for a play that was clearly the fault of the receiver. Not only that, but I'm not totally certain that's being counted at an incomplete pass if it hits the ground. With with way the Giants were being given the benefit of the doubt with every call, up until the obvious facemark penalty that put the Saints in game winning field goal range, I'm actually pretty confident it wouldn't have been. Whatever, ultimately it doesn't matter, but it just seems like kind of a douchey and overly analytical thing to do, even for someone whose job is to be overly analytical. I guess we'll just save that record for another day Elias Sports Bureau, but in the mean time you can pencil in Drew Brees as tied for first in touchdowns thrown in a game.
P.S. This entire blog was my nice way of saying that the guy who did this is a huge fucking loser that should be invest in something (someone) to help him get his rocks off other than changing a boxscore. Fucking dork.