Ties are for interviews, executives, prom and ponytails. They don't belong in the National Football League. With that said, I'm utterly embarrassed to be a San Francisco 49ers fan this week, as they put forth a pathetic effort against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, tying the Rams, 24-24.
If anything good came out of that game, it was the undeniable evidence that this team needs Alex Smith to win. And it's no discredit towards Colin Kaepernick, who had a pretty good game after he took over.
It's just that...Alex is a veteran. He makes the right reads, makes the quick decisions and the smart throws that Kaepernick can't be expected to make yet.
Anyway, I still have a bitter taste in my mouth from tying. The unthinkable.
Here's how the 49ers grade out for the Week 10 tie.