Somewhere, Jerry Jones is seething.
The sextogenarian on Friday night watched as AJ Trapasso, the rookie Titans punter, sent a booming punt up up and away; before the ball made its descent, Jerry's maginificent piez de resistance (if you can single out just one) was already beginning to resemble a cumbersome white elephant suspended above the turf.
Whether or not someone would drill the JerryTron was something of a hot topic this offseason, and it didn't take long to get our answer, on that one. Jerry attributes the ugliness to Trapasso trying to hit the mammoth and has said that he doesn't plan on moving the screen an inch. This could get ugly... Or boring and tiresome, I'm not sure which.
To be sure, the incident came to a chorus of "I knew it!"
The I-told-you-so contingent must be vocal and large in number; and, according to a report, there is a star in their midst.
Clayton Kershaw, a Highland Park product that has since become the star wunderkind of the L.A. Dodgers' rotation, took a tour of the facility in June, when the team was in town for an interleague series with the Rangers. "I told them that when we walked through!" said Kershaw, after hearing of the incident.
Jones hears the chorus and doesn't care, stating that the JerryTron, which is the first center-hanging scoreboard in the NFL, will not budge.