According to various reports, Tommy Maddox’s kids have been taking a little bit of abuse at school, and someone has thrown some trash on Tommy’s lawn, in the wake of his horrendous performance last week against Jacksonville.
Fickle, fickle, people. It wasn’t that long ago that everyone in Pittsburgh had a hat or t-shirt with a “#8” and “TOMMY GUN” written on it. Now, those same people are more likely to point an actual gun at Tommy.
He was once Pittsburgh’s savior, rescuing them from the Kordell Stewart era. The love for him was nearly universal, but all that, apparently, has been forgotten. Don’t get me wrong, if there was ever a single-game QB performance deserving of some lawn trash, this one was it. But that still doesn’t make it right. Someday, the people of Pittsburgh are going to want to buy insurance from a former XFL MVP, and they’ll wish they hadn’t done this.
Anyway, Steelers fan, if you want to abuse someone’s kids and litter on someone’s lawn, you could start with the guy who decided that it was a good idea that Maddox play all 60+ minutes against Jacksonville. You could start with the guy who refused to put Jerome Bettis in to fall forwards when the Steelers needed a crucial yard or two. You could start with the guy who broke in to Warren Sapp’s house and stole all of his hideous sweaters. He might’ve had something to do with that loss, too.