On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, making it their first postseason win since 1994. It started with a 28-point first-quarter surge, and though the Steelers rallied for a bit, the Browns were ultimately victorious. While they played a good game, many viewers thought the real issue was how hard the Steelers fumbled their return.
NFL.com described this loss for the Steelers as "a comedy of errors and a confounding conclusion to a season that began better than any other in the storied franchise's history and collapsed in ridiculous fashion."
That sounds pretty bad. And ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith was clearly disgusted when he went to Twitter to complain, "I’m sick to my damn stomach over these Steelers. What a damn disgrace."
Sports analyst and former Steeler Ryan Clark had some thoughts on how his former team played Sunday, too. Clark also seems to think that the Steelers just got trounced, but he is more joking about it than Smith:
And more matter-of-fact:
Clark went on First Takes to share his reaction to the whole defeat, if you want some more emotion from the man:
Even though he did threaten to call out sick, and got backed up by Smith:
Sports analysts have to show up to analyze those sports even in defeat.