You didn't think the Redskins - Cardinals game was the biggest and most important one in NFL history? Not even the biggest and most important game of this season? Of this week? Of this timeslot? Well, think again:
I'll be rooting for him this Sunday. No one carries a clipboard like that man. No one.
For serious though, I am not complaining about this MSNBC article despite the typo on his completions (the typo was, suspiciously, reproduced elsewhere). Who cares? What impressed me was their incredible restraint as the tendency might've been to actually interview Tim and find out whether this game has extra meaning since it is a homecoming. Sucking drama out of Tim's presence in Washington, which couldn't have been less forgettable, would be an insult to anyone reading. Every game does not require an accompanying storlyine for why there is some extraneous reason the two teams, and in virtue of that the principals involved, really want to win. Sometimes the fact that a W is better than a L will suffice, guys. And yet, here we go, someone needs to ask his wife about it:
Elisabeth Hasselbeck was the first to confirm the signing, on Monday night.
"When he got this call, I saw Tim, I saw him on the phone, I saw his adrenaline get going again," she said. "This is what he's meant to do."
Am I bitter about the Steve Spurrier experience and its attendant consequences for Redskins fans a few years ago? Maybe a bit. Maybe in an unhealthy manner. Good luck to you, Timothy Hasselbeck. I love you on the other team's sideline.