Thursday, September 21, 2006
Rebels scaring us
Is there any possible way that a football fanatic could be more disappointed on a single weekend of pigskin mania?
The average sports fanatic (it seems so trite to just say ‘fan’) has one team that he or she is really proud of, and banks on, to give that feeling of complete euphoria on any given Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
However, on the occasion of the early season when the appetite for any football game is so great that one picks secondary favorites and sometimes more than one, one tends to pin some hope on these lesser entries whilst awaiting the big game which is supposed to provide the major satisfaction.
Can’t speak for all of you fanatics out there, but Ole Miss was playing, Mississippi State was playing, and the Kansas City Chiefs and the Dallas Cowboys were playing on the most recent weekend.
Let’s take it from the top.
Ole Miss was not supposed to lose to Kentucky. After their big opening win against the Memphis Tigers, it is not unusual for them to have an off game the following week. It happens to a lot of teams in early season, so the second game loss to Missouri could be overlooked.
But to be killed by turnovers and penalties on the way to a 31-4 loss to the Wildcats is a bit much. Rebels, please, get it together. You are scaring us.
Not a fan of the Bulldogs, but there are plenty hereabouts who are. I certainly wish them well because they are in the SEC, naturally, but they, too, need some kind of winning elixir.
It was discouraging to see my Chiefs go 0-2 in the battle of field goals. And in an overtime at that. When the Broncos came back and tied it at 6-all at the end of regulation, yours truly didn’t fret. Alas, alackaday. Yours truly should have fretted. Not to worry (too much), the season is still young.
I kept turning away from the Dallas versus Washington game so I am not certain if Terrell Owens got to do any special dance. I do know the Cowboys captured a big win over their rivals and lifted my spirits a bit.
We just have to get ready for some more weekends such as this. All of these teams, both collegiate and pro, are playing with serious intensity.
Is there any better season?
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