Angels general manager Billy Eppler had stated on Monday that he could “kick a field goal if [he] wanted to, but let’s go for a touchdown”, in a statement to team reporters.
He’s walking that statement back now, saying that the Angels are “off the football field now”. Eppler claims smaller things are able to be accomplished right now.
Here's Billy Eppler's clarification, given with a smile, today:— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) December 12, 2018
"I'm not going to go there any more. We're off the football field now. There are smaller things we can do right now, and there's a chance to do things that are above smaller." https://t.co/xmiASJMeMa
Eppler did not provide accompanying details, but the “touchdown” comment fueled speculation the Angels were about to make free agent signing or trade acquisition. Either this is no longer the case or this was never the case to begin with.
I feel like Twitter’s idea of a touchdown and Eppler’s idea of a touchdown are different.— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) December 11, 2018
It’s still possible to get buttercupped, even if the song isn’t associated with the organization any longer.
And so, here we are.
Update: Eppler clarifies further, saying this means he will not be using such football terms any longer.
By "off the football field," Eppler just meant he's not using football analogies any more. "Field goal" and "touchdown" are too simplistic to describe the types of moves he can make.— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) December 12, 2018
Sounds like people got a little carried away with what they thought a "touchdown" would be.