Last night at the Super Bowl, the New England Patriots wiped the smirk off of Pete Carroll's face and replaced it with a look of "what the, I was supposed to win!" that UCLA fans are familiar with since 2006.
What look? you know, that look:
Pete Carroll explains his reasoning for not running from the 1-yard line in closing seconds of Super Bowl XLIX. http://t.co/GKYiuf91QT— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 2, 2015
Why does that lost look so familiar? Oh yes:
Right about the 19 second mark is when it makes an appearance.
The Patriots at the 1 yard line intercepted Russell Wilson. Seattle, needing a touchdown, had 20 something odd seconds left and a timeout, so they decided to get cute instead of just RUNNING THE BALL IN WITH MARSHAWN LYNCH and were intercepted, essentially ending the game.
Worst play call in the history of sports. Pete Carroll face— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) February 2, 2015
It wasn't just the national media, or all of Twitter. Some former Southern Cal players couldn't believe the play call, bringing up 2006.
You seriously don’t hand the ball to #BeastMode ??— Matthew Barkley (@MattBarkley) February 2, 2015
I feel the same as when I watched the Rose Bowl 2006. SICK!!!!!— Keary Colbert (@kearycolbert) February 2, 2015
Easily the worst play call I've ever seen— Khaled Holmes (@KhaledHolmes) February 2, 2015
Not on the 1 coach— Robert Woods (@robertwoods) February 2, 2015
Even the Daily News Southern Cal beat writer had a FIELD DAY:
What will haunt Pete Carroll more? Fourth-and-2 against Texas? Or 2nd-and-goal against New England? #USC— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) February 2, 2015
Did Lane Kiffin call that play? #USC— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) February 2, 2015
Darrell Bevell just guaranteed himself an interview with Pat Haden if #USC job ever opens up— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) February 2, 2015
Congratulations to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. By the way, was he even thought about when he was picking colleges before going to Michigan?