Well here we are; week 17, the last coup de grace for a few of you, and for others, the Holy Grail of eternal survival and a suicide championship belt. For many of us (me included), the year ended early with a bucket full of shame.Please, blog, may I have some more?
What do Kevin Kolb, Brandon Weeden, Charlie Batch, Nick Foles, and Ryan Lindley have in common? They are all signs that the apocalypse is coming. I kid, I kid. They have all sent me defeats in the 2012 NFL season. Just goes to show you that this game we call American Football is one wild and wacky creation.Please, blog, may I have some more?
How in the world did Tampa Bay lose to Philadelphia? Really, How? Charlie Batch and Nick Foles have given me back-to-back losses. Throw in an improbably Arizona win in week two and my three losses have come from some dreadful quarterback play.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Now that’s more like it. Even though I got burnt by Charlie Batch last week, it was nice to see some upsets peer through the scoreboard in week 13. I guess it wasn’t nice to see if you had selected San Francisco, Baltimore, Chicago or Carolina.Please, blog, may I have some more?
You know when you wake up in the morning, sleep walk to your washroom mirror in a fog, trying to brush your teeth and wash your face, when you suddenly realize ‘when did my hair get so long’? You try and think when your last visit to the salon was.Please, blog, may I have some more?
If week 11 in the NFL had one name assigned to it, it would be Houdini. The smoke and mirrors used by Houston, Dallas, Tampa Bay, and Atlanta to magically pull victories out of strait jackets is nothing short of miraculous.Please, blog, may I have some more?
My experiment working from the road was a success. All three picks came to fruition and the potential upset pick ended up losing. Four for four from the road. As long as no physical activity is required, then road work feels just like home: food, shelter, booze water, and WiFi all available on the road as basic necessities for someone writing about football.Please, blog, may I have some more?
We always say that travelling on the road is tough for sports teams: the travel part stinks; your routine is irregular; the hotel isn’t home; you are not used to the climate; the stadiums’ visiting locker room doesn’t have the amenities you are accustomed to; and you’re stuck in a van with three other guys driving 5000 kilometres in 12 days.Please, blog, may I have some more?
We’ve all heard these motivational and life quotes: lead by example; never tug on Superman’s cape; always take home teams.I did the opposite of all of the above (Trent Richardson is Superman). I’ve been preaching home teams since the day I could gamble on football, and what do I go and do?Please, blog, may I have some more?
You know when you check your lottery ticket in the morning, and you start comparing each drawn number to your selected numerals, and the first few numbers hit right on; your heart starts beating at a faster pace, then you end up getting five out of seven correct and you think even though you didn’t hit the jackpot,a couple of thousand is still a good victory, only to be disappointed when you really won only a hundo, and you start to curse the gaming commission by words ending in ers and oles?Please, blog, may I have some more?