"One is an accident, two is a coincidence, three is a trend."
I have no idea where that saying came from, or who said it but we are clearly at the coincidence stage when it comes to Yahoo Trends on Sundays and crappy football teams.
Last Sunday the Lions/Bears game was in the top-ten of Yahoo's Trends list:
Ironically enough, that game featured the infamous Calvin Johnson non-touchdown reception. You know, the one that was ruled an incomplete pass because he did not hold onto the ball for ten minutes. And there was a lack of a "second act", whatever the hell that means.
Has the NFL suddenly gone Shakespeare?
True to form for 2010, another crappy game ended up in the top-ten of the Yahoo Trends list yesterday:
Rams vs. the Raiders? Really?
And like last week, there was a reality check when you looked into the trend results...
The hundreds of people that are Raiders fans did not get to see their team win the game. They also did not see Jason Campbell get benched. Or see Darren McFadden rush for 145 yards.
Still, despite that bittersweet outcome, we are just one week away from establishing a trend.
Okay, we aren't. The fans of crappy teams are.
Now if you will excuse me, I need to watch for next week's bad game trend.
I also need to make a waiver claim for the Asian Unicorn. My team needs all the luck it can get.