Saturday, January 15, 2011

Forks and Roads

*I can't think of "forks in the road" without an image of Miss Piggy and Kermit and a Fork in the Road. Thank you Muppets.*

I've done this before. Bailing before the end of a game. And I listen, as I walk home. I live in Providence, RI. Most folks in the area are Patriots and Celtics and Red Sox fans. All I have to do is listen, and I know who won. Tonight was silence. *That wonderful silence you get with the snow. The silence that brings back memories of childhood, and sliding down the snowplow piled embankments holding the glee in your stomach, or singing carols under snow covered umbrellas.* I haven't checked the score, really I don't need to. What I feel like doing is reminding folks how this team exceeded our expectations. And that the Zets will loose to the Packers in the Super Bowl, and play like doormats next year. :)

What amazed me is how well the Pats have done. they have 21-23 (lost count) folks on the roster that are rookies or 2nd year guys. Out of a roster of 53. At one point in the season, there were only 3 guys starting on defense that started the season. When folks all picked the Patriots I was like, don't you know they have only Wilfork as a defensive line? They would move Wilfork around to where the team they played liked to run. In other words, that's the defensive equivalent of "finger in the dike."

"Finger in the dike" defense only takes you so far. So to does the wonderful play of rookies. Neither will win a Super Bowl. Big applause to to the players that took us away from crappy lives for a while and and gave the escapist illusion of success on a shoe string.

This time, there will be a "next year."



*Regarding the title. Well. I'm thinking job troubles and jewelry screw-ups. But. "It is what it is." *lol.**


Kraxpelax said...
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Chris Stone said...

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Almost Precious said...

I read your post last night before calling it a day and going to bed. So today I've returned to make a confession. I must admit that I'm not much of a sports fan. Years ago I used to watch the football games but seems all my teams lost so I finally gave up on them in exasperation.

My daughters however are sports enthusiasts and the youngest one is always talking about what coach or what player went from what team to another...or what team needs a better defense or offense and sure needs to draft so-and-so for their team. She recites the stats as easily as if they were the date of her birth. Meanwhile I'm sitting there with this blank expression on my face and it's obvious I haven't a clue.
Anyway I know my youngest girl is on cloud nine as her college football team, TCU, made it to the Rose Bowl and won...I'm surprised I couldn't hear her yelling in rapturous victory all the way from NYC to Bradenton, Florida. :D

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

You are wise to have skipped the end of the just kept getting worse. About 2 minutes into the 4th i said to Matt 'can't we just workout now? this is a useless waste of time.' but he was convinced we could make a comeback. I started playing solitare on my laptop lol

I hope the Steelers take the Jets and pound them int the grass this weekend and then I'm all about a Steelers Packers SB! Go Pack GO!

SToNZ said...
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SToNZ said...

Lately it's tough to be a sports fan where I come from.
So I'm not.

(found a typo in my last comment so I fixed it...

Suldog said...

I must admit to a certain degree of schadenfraude (however it's spelled) while watching the J-E-T-S lose to Pittsburgh. I don't ever remember watching a game strictly because I wanted one team to lose, but this time I did. And it was sort of fun to see Ryan rip off his headphones and slam them to the ground.

Next year, maybe... Meanwhile, Go Celtics!