The biggest news that rocked the at-home dad world over the weekend was that Brian St. Pierre was hanging out at his suburban Boston home helping care for his 18-month-old son last week when the Carolina Panthers called. With their two starting QB’s injured, the message was clear – drop your diaper duty as a stay at home dad and suit up for Sunday’s game against the fierce defense of the Baltimore Ravens. A bizarre move indeed!
Yahoo Sports reported, “In his eight NFL seasons, the former Boston College quarterback has thrown just five passes and had never risen above the role of emergency starter in stints with Pittsburgh, Arizona and Baltimore. He opted not to take a UFL contract in the offseason, preferring not to move his son to Omaha. Now he’ll be expected to come in, run an offense with which he’s unfamiliar and play against one of the league’s most ferocious defenses, just days after he was doing spot television work and playing Mr. Mom.”
Surely, I was rooting for the guy on Sunday – nice to see “stay at home dad” on national news headlines across the country for something so positive – obviously, I wanted St. Pierre to succeed (although that would take him away from his more important role as an at home dad). Post audit: How did St. Pierre do in his debut?
If you look at the first three quarters of the game + the first play of the 4th quarter, he fared very well. St. Pierre threw an 88 yard bomb for a touchdown to bring his Panthers to within a touchdown with only fourteen minutes left in the game – very respectable. Unfortunately, in the last fourteen minutes of the game, he managed to throw not one, but two interceptions…that were both returned for touchdowns. Panthers 13, Ravens 37. Dang!
After that miserable defeat, have we seen the last of Brian St. Pierre?