Amendola, who had 11 catches for 102 yards in his first game back from injury for the St. Louis Rams, reportedly did not know the game would end after the first overtime. Here’s what SI/NBC’s Peter King reported:
Amendola just told me he thought there was going to be a second overtime. Didn’t know it was over till he heard from an official.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) November 12, 2012
The only comforting news for Amendola is that he is not alone. San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson, who had eight tackles in the game, admitted his shock over the contest’s outcome.
“I didn’t know you could tie,” he said, per Cam Inman. “When I saw both sides walking onto the field, I was like, ‘Where’s everybody going?”
The only bright side is that Donovan McNabb now has some company in his dubious club. You figure after McNabb was ridiculed for admitting in 2008 that he didn’t know an Eagles-Bengals game could end in a tie that other players in the league would have taken notice, but apparently some did not. And don’t think that they were alone here either.