cbs4 My 33 Header Logo

TALE OF THE TAPE

Who Had More Luck In Europe? Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. The Griswolds

Hey gang! Let’s talk about lovable losers. This week, we’d like to compare the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars – a team so far down that some fans are urging for redemption at the hands of Tim Tebow – vs. the Griswold’s, the stars of the Vacation franchise. Both are known for epic fails and international incidents, but which of these two groups had more luck in Europe? Let’s go to the tape.

Jacksonville Jaguars
The Griswolds
(credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
(credit: Warner Bros. Studios/WBShop.com)
(credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
(credit: Warner Bros. Studios/WBShop.com)
Face Of The Organization
It was Blaine Gabbert. Now it’s Chad Henne. I couldn’t pick either out of a lineup.
Winner Pre-cranky old man, post-butthead Chevy Chase
Before Making The Trip To Europe
Have lost every game so far this year, often in embarrassing fashion.
Winner Somehow survived the Walley World debacle without so much as a lawsuit. Er. Spoilers, I guess?
Once They Got There?
Got decimated by the 49ers, 42-10, in front of a UK audience which they’ll be playing in front of for the next 3 years. Y’know. Just in case it becomes their new home in the future. Hypothetically.
Winner Got caught in an endless loop around Big Ben and Parliament.
And Then?
Reportedly, got into a fistfight with a bunch of locals. And lost. Badly.
Winner Destroyed Stonehenge.
And After That?
Practiced in preparation for...a bye week! A merciful bye week!
Winner Got to hang out in Paris.

The Winner Is

(credit: Warner Bros. Studios/WBShop.com)
Winner The Griswolds
5 out of 5

With a PERFECT SCORE of 5-0, the Griswolds win! Meaning the Jaguars STILL haven’t scored a victory this year. Neither against hooligans in the UK, nor against the fictional family of Chevy Chase. Yee-ouch.
-Brian Cullen, CBS Local Sports contributor

MORE TALES OF THE TAPE

  1. (Source: Ezra O. Shaw  /Allsport) (Source: Sun Life Stadium)
    Tale of the Tape: Orange Bowl vs. Sun Life Stadium

    With a new football season finally here, fans once again have the opportunity to go out and cheer on their favorite teams. In South Florida, attending football games has been a tradition for several generations despite the extreme heat which has always been a negative factor for opposing teams but not so much the locals. The majority of football fans down here have had the opportunity to attend games at Sun Life Stadium and the old Orange Bowl. The two venues couldn’t be more different as both have always had their positives and negatives, but which one is better?

  2. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Chicago Bears At New York Jets

    While Jay Cutler lacks consistency, he is capable of taking over any game and carrying the Bears with his strong arm when he gets on a roll.

  3. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Pittsburgh Steelers At Carolina Panthers

    The Steelers are a veteran team that should understand how to play in a big game, but they appeared unprepared for their Week Two game with the Baltimore Ravens.

See All Tales of the Tape
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,505 other followers