Well, now. Who woulda thunk it. And what did the winning quarterback say about an especially improbable win?
Maybe that's true, maybe he just tosses the ball in someone's direction and lets them try to make a play. Maybe this whole thing has been one stroke of dumb luck after another, a cacophony of happenstance, the unpredictable outcomes of an inept, ill-suited flash-in-the-pan making it up as he goes along.
And maybe, just maybe, a group of tough men believing in themselves, working together with a common vision, giving everything they had, all played better than they really are. Nothing comes easy, or free, in the NFL.
"It's supposed to be hard," Jimmy Dugan growled. "It's the hard that makes it great."^
*Jim Mora, press conference, November 25, 2001.
^Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), A League of Their Own, 1992