If you ever read The Sports Guy on ESPN.com, you'll know in his weekly NFL picks column he always references the game Gus Johnson is working and how it has the "Gus Johnson effect". Well, Gus Johnson struck again, this week at the Texans-Jaguars game. After a rather pedestrian first half, both teams went off, trading touchdowns down the stretch as they found themselves tied at 24 with less than a minute to play. But tight end Joel Dreessen fumbled, the Jaguars recovered and after an 11-yd strike and a 5-yd defensive offside penalty, the Jaguars were at the 50 yard line with 3 seconds remaining. David Garrard lofted up a hail mary, and Houston cornerback Glover Quinn tried to bat it down like a freakin volleyball player. Just catch the ball, dude. Anyway, Mike Thomas went from a mediocre day to a fantasy stud as the beneficiary of Quinn's batted ball, and the fans were also the beneficiary as Gus Johnson went off. Check out the sound on this brilliantly done Tecmo Bowl replay of yesterday's finish:
So who's the bigger loser from all of this: Joel Dreessen or Glover Quinn? My vote is for Quinn. Again, catch the freakin ball.