Everyone has tough days at the office, no matter what your job is. Thankfully, most of us get to have them from the anonymity of a cubicle, or at least far away from the glare of television cameras.
Chuck Pagano is not so fortunate. The Colts' head coach had to stand on the sideline while his team got beat the hell down in their opening game against the Los Angeles Rams, losing by an embarrassing margin of 46-9. Without Andrew Luck in the huddle to get anything going, the Colts had no shot to win against one of the league's most talented defenses.
Pagano started to acknowledge the smackdown laid by the Rams after the play, but while trying to describe what happened, he made one tiny mistake: he forgot what team he just lost to, and credited the San Francisco 49ers (???) for their performance on Sunday.
Chuck Pagano says the Colts got their ass kicked by the 49ers... they played the Rams pic.twitter.com/fX89OhdRiB— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) September 10, 2017
Hey, at least they're teams in the same division? Unless Pagano is seeing into the future—his team will play the 49ers in Week Five—this is a really bad brain cramp that will be mocked on every NFL show this week. It added insult to the injury that was the lopsided scoreline, and football fans were happy to pile on Pagano for the slip of the tongue.
One of the funniest things I've seen. Colts get destroyed by the Rams, Pagano thinks they played the 49ers. Wave that white flag, Chuck. https://t.co/YSBLAp5XUU— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) September 11, 2017
No wonder they never seem prepared each week, head coach doesn't even know who they are playing https://t.co/ZziNBgDolY— Rick Semmler (@Rick_Sports10) September 11, 2017
When you get hit so hard that you don't even know where it came from https://t.co/j0cpRcHhSA— Luigi Curto (@LuigiCurto22) September 11, 2017
Pagano might be wishing his team got a chance to play the 49ers this week instead. The 49ers took a 23-3 loss in their home opener against the Carolina Panthers, and the outlook was so bleak at halftime that Niners fans decided they'd rather pack it in than watch their sad sack of a football team go through the motions for another 30 minutes of game time.
Second half kickoff pic.twitter.com/sEQgbtfJIq— Ann Killion (@annkillion) September 10, 2017
God bless whoever tunes into the Week Five matchup of these two teams. Judging by their performances in two completely separate games this Sunday, it's going to get ugly.
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