A reaction to the historically bad Sunday night football game.
Last night's game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals was impressively bad. Both teams failed to find the endzone and both teams (read: their kickers) failed to make easy game winner in overtime, resulting in a 6-6 tie.
First, Arizona's Chandler Catanzaro had a chance to put everyone out of their misery with 3:26 left in OT, but he hit the upright on a 24-yard chip shot attempt. Then, Seattle's Steven Hauschka shanked a 28-yarder with 11 seconds left.
"I know I make that kick 999,999 out of a million," Catanzaro said. "It's a tough deal, but no matter what, I have to move past it as quickly as possible."
"It is disappointing," Hauschka said. "We work hard to make those kicks all season long. It is disappointing that one didn't go well. I feel like I let the team down."
It was the first NFL tie without a touchdown scored since 1972 and the reactions on twitter throughout the game were infinitely more entertaining than the game itself.
“Yea, tonight should be a really good SNF game.” - NFL fans— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 24, 2016
Cardinals & Seahawks: pic.twitter.com/F3vMFYUKAh
they should have just had both kickers do a soccer-style shootout for the win— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) October 24, 2016
Maybe this game was the reason for the NFL's new social media policy. They didn't want evidence of field goal kicking at its worst.— Victor Javier Corona (@victorjcorona) October 24, 2016
I don't want to hear anybody goof on the quality of college basketball as long professional football players are doing that in prime time.— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) October 24, 2016
Don't worry, America. We've got NBA Power Rankings coming tomorrow to lift tonight's gloom ...— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 24, 2016
oh good more football pic.twitter.com/Y9LfezaYWh— Steph Haberman (@StephLauren) October 24, 2016
"Man, this is awful," said a nation of viewers with no rooting interests who won't turn off a game at 11:45 pm.— Matt Carey (@RealMattCarey) October 24, 2016
The NFL solved their bad football problem by making the teams so bad that it is now good.— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) October 23, 2016
Thank God we have Trevor Siemian vs Brock Osweiller tomorrow night to wean us off this high.— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) October 24, 2016
Both the Cardinals and Seahawks had win probabilities of 99% in OT.... oof.— Football Perspective (@fbgchase) October 24, 2016
That Seahawks-Cardinals tie was even worse that Mayweather-Pacquiao!!!!!— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) October 24, 2016
@Seahawks It's okay, you guys. Sometimes it happens ¯\_(ツ)_/¯— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) October 24, 2016
Both teams could have used this kicker pic.twitter.com/o0ZXucyEux— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 24, 2016
It wasn't all bad for everyone though...
This is the best day of my life.— NFL Tie Games (@nfltiegames) October 24, 2016