A short while ago, a caller complained to Mike about the end to the Redskins/Seattle game this past week and about the play calling by Skins coach Jim Zorn. The caller pointed out that Seattle had no timeouts left, thus Washington should have just kneeled down, which would have avoided them fumbling, which happened. Mike and the caller disagreed about how many timeouts Seattle had left:
Mike: I was doing the math...
Caller: No, that’s not right.
Mike: They had the timeout (Seattle had one left).
Caller: No, they didn’t!
Mike: Yeah, they had one.
Caller: Seattle had NO timeouts left!
Mike: They had one. I’m telling you Stash, they had one.
Caller: I’ll bet you anything they had ZERO timeouts.
Mike: I’m telling you they had one (left).
Caller: NO they did NOT. Mike, I’m telling you I watched the game closer than anyone.
Mike: I’m telling you they had one. I went and looked.
Caller: They didn’t have one Mike.
Mike: They had one.
Caller: 100% they did NOT have one. With a minute and 40 seconds, he could have ran...(mike interrupts)
Mike: Stash, he could have taken a knee then if he didn’t have any. He wouldn’t have had to run the play.
Caller: He ran a play like an idiot.
Mike: No. No. No. I disagree with you. I think he ran the play because he had one (seattle timeout left). And I did the math because I was watching the game.
After this exchange, there was a commercial break. Now I knew if Mike was right, that he would start off the following segment scolding the caller for being wrong. However, Mike made no mention of the timeout fiasco. So I decided to check myself and it appears that...wait for it...Mike was wrong and the caller was right. Here's a link to the play-by-play (http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/playbyplay?gameId=281123026&period=4), which shows that Seattle called their final timeout with 1:39 left. The following play, Washington fumbled on a running play...the play Mike said they had to run because Seattle still had a timeout left. What time should we expect the apology from Mikey?
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