Monday, December 17, 2007

A Few Thoughts on Football

Given the current state of my life right now (it sucks) I've develop a special ability to find the downside in everything. Seriously, I'm like the Michael Jordan of taking something that should make me happy and making it suck. Watch me apply this gift to the week in football.

  • The Redskins beat the Giants 22-10 yesterday. A huge win over a division rival to keep their playoffs hopes alive. Awesome right? Wrong. Since their last Super Bowl win in 1991 I have learned to live with a perenially immensely talented team that will ultimately underachieve (the Redskins are much like myself in this regard actually). They can never just suck, they're always tantalizingly mediocre. The never live up to expectations, but they always play just well enough to keep fans interested, ultimately crushing them in the end. It will happen again. I just haven't figure out how. Will Adrian Peterson run for 400 yards on them next week or will it come down to the final game of the season against the Cowboys where they'll blow another second half lead? It's not a matter of if but when.

  • Speaking of the Cowboys, it figures that the only time I will ever root for them to win they lose. To the Eagles no less. All I want is for the Cowboys to wrap up homefield advantage in the playoffs so they rest their starters in week 17 against the Skins. But, noooooooo, Tony Romo plays like crap, gets hurt, and we have to endure 40 shots of Jessica Simpson in the booth wearing a pink jersey. Could it get any worse. Although how awesome was it when Brian Westbrook was waltzing into the endzone for a touchdown but instead decided to down it at the one and run the clock out. How many fantasy football seasons did that ruin and in turn how many TVs did that ruin when Westbrook owners put their remote through the screen?

  • Ooh, that sounded almost positive about the Westbrook thing, lets put a negative spin on that. My team was in the playoffs this week, playing against a team carrying Westbrook, and it did not help me at all. Because my team absolutely shit the bed. Of course I dominate all year and then in the second round of the playoffs I have Randy Moss playing in a blizzard. Although I think the fact that I was depending on 3 Detroit Lions might have been my downfall. It was inevitable.

  • Ok it wasn't all negative yesterday. There was one thing I absolutely loved. Living in Baltimore I developed a solid hatred of the Ravens. Seeing them lose to the 0-13, now 1-13, Dolphins was probably the most enjoyable experience I've had in weeks. The Ravens have officially hit rock bottom. At least now I have some company down here. Crap, I can't even get any joy out of that.

I told you it was a gift.

8 comments:

mike said...

This blog really has taken a dark turn.

Kim said...

What's the male equivalent to Debbie Downer? Danny Downer? I was feeling so good about the Skins loss till now...

Eric said...

Mike - I was mainly being facetious, I kind of get a kick out being super pathetic self pity guy, it makes me laugh.

Kim - I really wanted to install the Debbie Downer sound effect, I think if that were possible I would have to just go ahead and shut the blog down because there is no way it could get any funnier than that.

mike said...

I know I was playing along, unfortunately the tone of my voice and the rolling of my eyes wasn't conveyed in my one sentence comment.

You should right a post about feline AIDS.

mike said...

write, not right. That was a little bit of you syndrome there.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

It's yet another good year to be a Patriots fan.

David said...

I'm guessing every year has been a good year to be a Patriots fan, since they didn't have fans before Drew Bledsoe got hurt....

Kim said...

Ooo, that woulda been good! Although throughout the post I did hear it in my head. Wah wah.

And I'm sure you know I meant Skins WIN not loss. I'm a moron.