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Monday, October 19, 2015

That was a heartbreaker.

Up by 2 with 10 seconds left...only to lose on the last play of the game, leaving the hard-charging team with a 5-2 record.

Hmm?

Oh, I'm talking about my eldest son's football team losing yesterday evening after a furious comeback, 37-33.

Yes, weekend sports hell.

Oh, and Michigan fans: give it a rest. Our punter is going to be torturing himself for the rest of his life over the ending of that game. He's not playing for money, jerks.

Piling on is a personal foul in life, too.

At least the Lions aren't going to treat us to 0-16 II: Now Even Suckier.

So I got that going for me, which is nice. 

And, once again, I'm glad I ditched Facebook. I imagine people behaved as expected Saturday night. 

8 comments:

  1. Prior to that final play, Andrew and I were commenting on how MSU's kicking teams must suck this year for Dantonio to make some of those 4th down calls, and how that punter for UoM was doing a great job against us....

    And yeah, keep it classy, Wolverine superfans. Sheesh.

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  2. Yeah, the superfans. Makes me channel my inner Denis Lemieux from Slap Shot:

    "My allergy to those f-----g fans has returned!"

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  3. Speaking of classy, I have the same question as some of the commenters: couldn't this kid go after the t shirt company for attempting to profit off his likeness without his consent?

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  4. Although I was a Buckeyes fan even back when I was a kid growing up in Texas, you can tell I'm a fairly recent Ohio transplant (if 10 years can be considered "recent") by the fact that the only emotion I could muster upon watching the replays of that play was a sick feeling in my gut on behalf of that punter, the otherwise detested Coach Harbaugh, and Michigan fans everywhere.

    The first person I thought of was you, Dale. Tough break, man. That's a crappy way to have to lose a game.

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  5. Yeah, thanks. It was worse for my eldest son, though. He hasn't had his heart broken as often.

    All you can do is turn off the TV and move on.

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  6. "He hasn't had his heart broken as often."

    I'm a Texas Rangers fan. I know of which you speak. I still consider that World Series loss in 2011 akin to a death in my family. Last week's 7th inning of horrors is just become par for the course. Rangers = choke.

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  7. Speaking of Moo U, I remember when Duffy D. told John Hanna (then president) that the Michigan State football program selected their football players based on academic ability and need. "By academic ability, I mean whether they can read and write and by 'need' I mean whether we need them or not." I attended Oakland U. when it was MSUO.

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  8. Know something, PE? The local baseball team has won eleven world titles. But that one was the very first one I ever felt guilty about. Funny thing was that the day after Game Six, I saw a woman in the market wearing a Rangers T-shirt. Right then, I resolved that if I was behind her in the checkout line, I would buy her groceries.

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