The ending of the Redskins-Cowboys game was filled with drama, tension, excitement, elation, exhaustion, insanity and merriment.
That latter emotion came courtesy of Tony Wyllie, Washington senior vice president of communications, who was in charge of efforting Colt McCoy’s journey from the field to wherever he was going after that.
When ESPN Deportes reporter John Sutcliffe tried to grab McCoy and interview him on the field, Wyllie intervened.
“No no no, we gotta go guys, we gotta go,” Wyllie said, hands on his quarterback, attempting to physically move McCoy toward his destination. But there was resistance from Sutcliffe.
“No means NO!” Wyllie finally shouted, which became the seminal moment for people attempting to make late-night jokes on the internet.
NO MEANS NO https://t.co/Jojdz9tvma
— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) October 28, 2014
Luckily, the interview eventually happened.
— Ben Celestino (@bencelestino) October 28, 2014
Muchas gracias @ColtMcCoy for The interview
— John Sutcliffe (@espnsutcliffe) October 28, 2014
Update: Via Pro Football Talk:
Wyllie explained the situation to PFT by phone on Tuesday morning. He said that Sutcliffe had provided no prior notice of a desire to interview McCoy on the field after the game. Wyllie said that Sutcliffe nevertheless tried to interview McCoy, Wyllie told Sutcliffe no, and then Sutcliffe proceeded to start the interview anyway.