Well, Actually… Dept.

The caption to the photo currently at the top of NYT.com: “It is difficult to imagine a more complete collapse than the one the U.S. suffered today in the Women’s World Cup.

Hmm. Funny, I can imagine one right in their own backyard!

26 comments… add one

  • Huh? I hope you don’t mean the Red Sox. This can’t be called a collapse.

    LocklandSF September 27, 2007, 1:17 pm
  • I was assuming he meant the 2004 ALCS…

    rootbeerfloat September 27, 2007, 1:21 pm
  • Ah, roger that. Carry on then.

    LocklandSF September 27, 2007, 1:22 pm
  • maybe it was in the Yankees backyard – Queens. the Mets had a 7 game lead with 7 to play…now it is down to 1

    Vic SF September 27, 2007, 1:24 pm
  • I meant, with 17 to play

    Vic SF September 27, 2007, 1:25 pm
  • Guys, last week the same paper called the Mets slide an “unprecedented collapse.” Link added above. It’s like they don’t read their own paper. Amazing.

    YF September 27, 2007, 1:43 pm
  • One semi-final soccer game counts as an historic collapse?
    Geez, I would have expected you’d need to blow at least four consecutive series-clinching games to get that lede!

    FenSheaParkway September 27, 2007, 1:50 pm
  • Link added above. It’s like they don’t read their own paper.
    Given the general quality, YF, can you blame them?

    QuoSF September 27, 2007, 1:51 pm
  • No mention of Yankees ’04 in that article, nor of several large downtown towers….

    Ron Newman September 27, 2007, 2:46 pm
  • Ron. Hold the 9/11 metaphors, thanks.

    YF September 27, 2007, 2:48 pm
  • Quo: The general quality is excellent, which is why the lapses are so upsetting, and in this case ridiculous.

    YF September 27, 2007, 2:49 pm
  • In Ron’s defense, it is hard to predict the comedic value of dark humor.

    AndrewYF September 27, 2007, 2:50 pm
  • Agreed YF, there is no better paper than the NYT. Even the much maligned sports section is much better than it is given credit for. I like it best because it doesnt indulge on ARod bashing for the most part. The post and news take care of that….

    Sam-YF September 27, 2007, 2:58 pm
  • I wasn’t really being serious. I hardly read the Times, though didn’t they just decide to lift their online restrictions? Or was that another NYC-based paper?

    QuoSF September 27, 2007, 3:01 pm
  • Yes. If only we could dispose of Chass….

    YF September 27, 2007, 3:02 pm
  • Yes, the misbegotten “TimesSelect” experiment is over.

    Ron Newman September 27, 2007, 3:12 pm
  • If you haven’t heard the goalie from the USA team yet, turn on ESPN News and check it out. She was in net for the 1st 4 games and USA won all of those games. Well the coach decided to go with the team’s other goalie and boy was she pisssssssed! She throws her teammate under the bus, as well as her coach. I am not a big soccer fan, but this rant is priceless!

    John - YF (Trisk) September 27, 2007, 3:51 pm
  • Quo: The general quality is excellent, which is why the lapses are so upsetting, and in this case ridiculous.
    Wait, you are missing the point of the Times’ headline! This isn’t necessarily a lapse on their part. They are citing a collapse which is DIFFICULT to imagine. Big qualification, there. Remember, it’s the Mets.

    SF September 27, 2007, 4:26 pm
  • Best Mets fan comment from MetsGeek on the Mets recent swoon:
    “I just wanna crawl up behind a rock, crab my knees with my hands in a fetal position, and rock back and forth to Journey songs :(”

    SoxFan September 27, 2007, 5:44 pm
  • I could do without the Journey songs (well, except for Don’t Stop Believing; I could listen to that all day), but that summarizes my feelings about the Mets September. I have a ticket to the last game of the season and I’m starting to think that will be more funereal than I had hoped for when I signed up for it a couple weeks ago.
    I catch a lot of flak for rooting for two teams, but it’s times like these that make me glad I do.

    FenSheaParkway September 27, 2007, 5:57 pm
  • FenShea, where would your allegiance be in a hypothetical Sox-Mets WS?

    Tyrel SF September 27, 2007, 6:13 pm
  • I root for Yanks-Mets, mostly because really, they don’t ever play each other except for the 6 games they’re forced to. Being in different leagues makes it hard to compare records. Though I guess it makes for more debates..

    Lar September 27, 2007, 6:23 pm
  • Another Q – would it be harder to catch up 14 games for the division, or 8 games (battling 3, 4, or 5 teams) for the Wild Card?
    We know what happened this year.. but I guess either way of advancing requires some luck/collapsing..

    Lar September 27, 2007, 6:29 pm
  • Tyrel -
    During happier, more optimistic periods of this season, I was forced to consider such a thing. My head almost exploded. I’m going to cross that bridge when/if I ever come to it.
    PS – I was 8 in 1986 and didn’t know the difference between a bunt and a punt. I barely knew the World Series had even happened.

    FenSheaParkway September 27, 2007, 6:32 pm
  • I was 9 in 1986, and I cried for a week. Ray Knight, Ron Darling and Gar Carter haunted my nightmares.

    Tyrel SF September 27, 2007, 6:52 pm
  • I think I’m going to have nightmares about certain Mets after this season too, if they can’t get it together in the next four days.
    Heilman, Mota, Schoeneweis, Reyes, Delgado… Mr. Sandman is on line 1, he’d like to schedule you for a 4am with FenSheaParkway. The Nationals will be there too.

    FenSheaParkway September 27, 2007, 7:12 pm

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