Happy Anniversary, Dennis Green’s ‘they are who we thought they were’ rant

This was the best rant that season!!

For The Win

On Throwback Thursday, we look back at Dennis Green and his famous “they are who we thought they were” rant, made eight years ago today on Oct. 16, 2006. 

Dennis Green was angry that day, my friends, like an old man trying to return soup in a deli. With the fury from a blown 20-0 halftime lead over the undefeated Chicago Bears still raging, the Arizona Cardinals coach went on one of the most famous press conference diatribes of all time. It’s the rare YouTube Hall of Fame clip that gets better the more times you watch. If you’re a student of the Denny Meltdown, as I consider myself, you quickly come to realize the most famous line — “they are who we thought they were” — is only like the seventh-best part of the rant. Our favorite moments of Denny’s 45-seconds in heaven, in ascending order:

7. “The…

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