Sunday, September 13, 2009

I Hate Football

This is why I've done my best to completely not care about football in the past.

1.  Ohio State was playing #3 USC.  Their defense was absolutely spectacular, taking a 15-10 lead into the final minutes of the game.  After not being able to move the entire game, USC, starting at 2nd and 19 from its own 5 yard line, finishes it off with a touchdown to win it with 1:05 remaining.  Granted it's no shame losing to a #3 team (unless you're #1 or #2), but still, we had that game in the bag, and we needed revenge for the beating we took last year.

2.  The Cincinnati Bengals have been horrible for many, many years.  But, it's the first game of the season and they're undefeated.  They're playing the Denver Broncos, and their defense is unbelievable, holding Denver to only 6 points late into the 4th quarter.  Unforunately, their offense is playing like usual, and hasn't scored a point.  Against all odds, they finally manage to put together a scoring drive and take the lead, 7-6, with 0:38 left on the clock.  Denver's last chance goes: sack, near-interception, and then a perfectly-defended tipped pass that just happens to be tipped right to a second receiver who runs it 87 yards for a touchdown with 11 seconds left.

3.  The Philadelphia Eagles started the season off right, defeating the Carolina Panthers 38-10.  A great start to the season, rigth?  Wrong.  Their starting quarterback, Donovan McNabb, left the game with a broken rib, and the best of his backups, Michael Vick, is suspended until the 4th game of the season.  Having had a cracked rib in the past from soccer, I know how long it's going to take McNabb to heal.

My three teams, three games, three torturous disappointments.  I hate that.  I think I'm going to go back to completely ignoring football.  Life will be far less stressful.

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