Is there any wonder why NFL viewership is down?

Last night’s Thursday Night Football game featured the Los Angeles Rams (4-9) versus the Seattle Seahawks (8-4-1). The Seahawks, of course, won, 24-3. The Rams are so bad they shouldn’t even be in the NFL.

When the Rams returned to Los Angeles, people described it as the second largest city in the United States having an NFL team again. I don’t think that’s even technically accurate. The Rams are a lot of things, an NFL caliber team they are not.

Los Angeles is a terrible sports town. It’s even worse when it comes to the NFL. The area once had two teams, the Rams, and the Raiders. Both teams left LA for greener pastures. That’s if think of either St. Louis or Oakland as greener pastures.

The fact that the NFL chose a Rams-Seahawks game as something worthy of prime-time national viewership shows just how out of touch they are with reality. To sweeten the pot, to make last night’s game even more unwatchable, they had both teams wear special alternate uniforms. This is the same NFL that won’t allow the Rams to return to their original Los Angeles colors and logos until 2019. Instead, they have to wear the colors and logos they used in St. Louis.

I can’t imagine how terrible it must have been to watch last night’s suckfest. The Seahawks uniforms are the worst uniforms I’ve ever seen. And I’m a fan of ugly uniforms. These Seahawks uniforms are beyond ugly. They look like they could induce seizures or even eyeball cancer.

Pete Carroll loses Super Bowl XLIX

Last night’s Super Bowl has got to be one of the strangest games I think I’ve ever watched. The Seattle Seahawks had the game in the bag. They had the ball on the one-yard line with 26 seconds left on the clock. They had running back Marshawn Lynch in the backfield. All they had to do is give the ball to Beastmode and let him do his thing. He averaged 5.0 yards a carry in the post-season.

Instead of doing the logical and obvious thing, give the ball to Lynch, the one player born for this one moment in time, Pete Carroll called for a passing play. Not just any passing play, a stupid slant pass to the exact area the New England Patriots defenders had to think Lynch would be coming. Patriots safety Malcolm Butler jumped the route and instead of trying to stop Lynch from taking the ball into the end zone, all he had to do and intercept the ball.

Butler, an undrafted rookie out of West Alabama, made his first career interception. He had Pete Carroll to thank for it.

After the game, when asked to explain his reasoning for throwing the ball instead of giving it to Marshawn Lynch, this season’s leader in touchdowns, Pete Carroll had this to say:

It’s not the right matchup for us to run the football. so on second down we were throwing the ball really to kind of waste that play.

Mission accomplished. Not only did they waste that play, they wasted the game, and the entire season.

Photo: AP Photo/Michael Conroy