“I speak for all the mediocrities in the world. I am their champion.” – Antonio Salieri, Amadeus
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Late in the fourth quarter, the Dallas Cowboys complete a heroic drive to score a touchdown and take the lead against the Green Bay Packers, then are forced to face the daunting task of giving the ball back to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense. The Cowboys defense need only to hold them off for a minute and change and the game is won. Instead, Rodgers discount double-checks his way down the field and scores, sealing another Packer victory.
This of course is precisely what played out on Sunday at AT&T Stadium, as the Cowboys fell 35-31 to the Packers, exactly according script, complete with Rodgers’ last minute impression of Mola Ram ripping the collective still-beating heart out of Cowboys fans’ chest and parading it before their tear-stained eyes. “Kali-ma!”