So the Washington Team Whose Name We Mentioned in the Headline for Context beat the Dallas Cowboys last night. It was an upset decided by a single field goal in overtime that saw the lowest-ranked team in the NFC East defeat the highest-ranked team in the same division. We don’t even watch football regularly and we can say it was a great game.
Afterward, however, lots of reporters wanted to interview replacement quarterback Colt McCoy — and while PR was fine with him staying on the field to talk to ESPN, one interview was apparently enough. Here’s a rep identified by SB Nation as Tony Wyllie (follow him on Twitter) telling a reporter from ESPN Deportes that, well…
OK, dude! You know that Deportes is the most-watched Spanish-language network among young Hispanic sports fans, right? And McCoy seemed ready to talk. Maybe it’s because so few people want to interview the guy who plays backup to the backup quarterback.
Wyllie made headlines by shouting, but the organization quickly realized that McCoy is a big boy who can speak to the reporters without incident:
Muchas gracias @ColtMcCoy for The interview
— John Sutcliffe (@espnsutcliffe) October 28, 2014
Also unfortunate that his line so closely resembles the name of the organization behind the most recent anti-domestic violence PSA promoted by the NFL, no?