Forgive yet another foray into sports, but I have to rejoice a little in the New England Patriots’ unexpected win over the St. Louis Rams yesterday. I really thought the Rams would have an advantage over the Pats because the Pats have so many injuries at key positions. But one thing we’ve learned about coach Bill Belichick is to expect the unexpected, and thus when they’re weak at cornerback, then Belichick puts wide receiver Troy Brown out there at corner. And when they’re shorthanded at fullback or tight end, he puts linebacks and defensive lineman in there. They even had the kicker throw a touchdown pass and a former college wrestler who never played college football playing on the offensive line.
That’s why this comment by Patriots tight end Christian Fauria yesterday struck me as funny:
You’ve got linebackers catching touchdown passes, receivers playing corner. Cats and dogs living together. It’s crazy. I’ve never seen anything like this. For all the guys we had hurt, it’s ridiculous how we overcame adversity.
Catch the “Ghostbuster’s” reference in there?