Oh, dear. We may have a case of delusional “rah rah” motivational speaking on our hands here. Or maybe it’s more of a self denial, “ignorance is bliss” type of thing? I don’t know. Whatever it is, it’s making me laugh hysterically at the moment.
Newly signed quarterback Kevin Kolb of the Buffalo Bills was asked Monday about his expectations on being with his new team. He replied “I’m here to win the Super Bowl. Period.”
Now, I’ve heard some ridiculous statements in my life. I remember ESPN’s Skip Bayless saying that he doesn’t believe in Derrick Rose, nor does he trust him, back during his rookie year.
I remember LeBron James telling his new fans in Miami that he plans on winning “Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven…” championships.
But, amidst the stupidity that is the previous quotes, I now find myself struggling not to place Kolb’s sentiment into this very same category.
Kudos to Kolb for saying all of the right things right away in Buffalo. After all, that’s what the fans and the organization wants to hear, right? Of course you play to win the game. Why else would any professional athlete play the sport he or she loves? They want to win. It’s a competitive nature that’s built in all pro athletes.
But, that being said, it doesn’t mean we cannot laugh aloud over Kolb’s hilarious statement. Based on the current picture in the AFC, the Bills might be the eighth or ninth best team in the conference; and that’s being generous. As a fan, I am going to remember this tickling conversation Kolb had with the media a few months down the road when the Bills are struggling to stay above the water that is the .500 mark.