At 5-7, the chances of the Oakland Raiders qualifying for the playoffs for all intents and purposes are slim to none. And head coach Jack Del Rio utilized a reference to the classic comedy “Dumb and Dumber” to address the dwindling possibilities of the Raiders actually punching their postseason ticket.
“I think we’re a 1 percent chance or something,” he said, via sfgate.com “That’s not real good odds. It’s kind of like the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ deal: So we still have a chance?”
Del Rio’s line of course is in reference to a scene from the film when Lloyd Christmas, as portrayed by Jim Carey, gauging the likelihood of a relationship developing between himself and the woman he desperately covets, Mary Swanson.
When he suggests one out of 100 as the chances, she replies, “I’d say more like one out of a million.” To which Lloyd replies, “So you’re telling me there’s a chance … YEAH!”
And that essentially sums up the odds of the Raiders reaching the playoffs. The team currently is looking up at the Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans in the “In The Hunt” category of the AFC postseason chase, with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs holding to the two Wild Card spots.
In other words, the Raiders might as well book a trip to Aspen during playoff time. Because, as Lloyd says, “California? Beautiful!”