The Super Bowl has passed … but I was looking in Saturday’s issue of The Wall Street Journal, and there it was again:
This is a f***ing book review.
And yet … there it is … the mid-winter heartache of Buffalo Bills fans everywhere … the annual reminder of Scott Norwood missing the field goal to win Super Bowl XXV.
Better yet … the book being reviewed isn’t about football, and doesn’t mention Buffalo at all outside of the caption.
Instead, the book is about how important it is to people to lay blame, even when it is inappropriate.
And, in defense of the article, the caption to the photo points out (correctly) that Norwood probably shouldn’t be blamed too much by Bills fans:
In Super Bowl XXV, the Buffalo Bills—who had scored 95 points in their first two playoff games—were held to 19 by the New York Giants. Still, kicker Scott Norwood took the blame for the one-point loss when he missed a 47-yard field goal in the closing seconds.