In case you missed it, the Jacksonville Jaguars painted their field incorrectly on Sunday and the arrows that usually point towards the endzone were pointing away from it in one of the end zones. It was kind of a funny situation and we all had a good laugh about it. Except, of course, for Dave Hanzus of NFL.com who thinks that it was the Jaguars' attempt to earn some measure of home field advantage.â†µ
Call us cynics, but we don't believe this was some accident by a bumbling grounds-crew intern. Something Machiavellian was at play in Jacksonville.â†µ
That's odd, I don't remember anything about field painting in Machiavelli, but maybe I need to read The Prince again. I'm not even sure how this would give the Jaguars a homefield advantage. Does Hanzus think that a Saints player would be running towards the endzone, notice the arrows pointing in the other direction, then turn around and start running the other way? Is that a thing that players do? I'm hoping that this is a joke on Hanzus' part, but even if it is, it's not a great one.