In his most egregious display of clock mismanagement yet, Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan left Game 7 of the World Series before it ended.
Ryan told reporters at One Bills Drive on Friday afternoon that he and a dozen friends attended the deciding game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs but left during the 17-minute rain delay between the 9th and 10th innings. Ryan, a Cubs fan, would miss Chicago scoring twice in the 10th inning to win their first World Series in 108 years.
The story, as told by a reporter frantically tweeting it to the masses, plays out like a Greek tragedy.
Hey! Rex was there. That’s cool. He’s a Cubs fan so that’s gotta be a really cool experience for him. I wonder if he celebrated like Bill Murray. That guy looked like he had a lot of fun.
Oh. Oh no. Why… why would you do that, man? It’s only a few hours from Buffalo. You went with a bunch of people. You didn’t have to drive buddy.
Listen, man: I’m not gonna tell you what you should have done here. I could say you could have found the radio feed on your phone or something. Bought TuneIn Radio Pro or whatever. But your mistake was made the moment you left your seat and said “eh I’ll read about it in the papers” and piled back into the bus.