Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

The Good:

* Excellent, excellent, excellent college sports weekend.  I don't talk about my college teams too often due to my fear of jinxing them. These teams are the loves of my life, I tell you. I've lived and breathed them since I was a very, very little girl...much like I have the Cowboys, but we'll get to them in a minute--they aren't under "The Good."

* Apparently, I'm "so freaking funny" and "a sitcom," when I cheer on my teams. Um, okay.  Think I'd classify myself as borderline panic stricken and a mess, but whatever. Actually, I don't even know if this should classify under's probably unclassifiable...and now I'm babbling, so, okay, I'm stopping.

* Yankees won game one against Detroit. 

The Bad:

* Yankees lost game two against Detroit. 

* Dale Jr. had a rough one. He had a great car--top 5 to top 10 for sure.  Unfortunately, he had some rotten luck (broken sway bar, loose wheel, etc.) and just couldn't get the track position to compete.  He finished 24th, and is 10th in points. Not a great day, but he fought it and drove that thing as hard as he could.

The bright side: He would have had a top 5, top 10, and that's what you focus on. Broken parts and loose wheels happen--it's the foundation you look at, and the 88 team has a solid one. 

Oh, and his Redskins won.  Man, it's like swallowing vinegar to say this but...the Redskins win is not good for the Cowboys, but it does make my driver happy, so...yeah...I'm trying to do that whole bright side thing.

That win is lurking...and Dale is gonna get it! Kansas is up next and absolutely anything can happen! Go Dale!

The Ugly:

You had to know what filled this spot. The Dallas Cowboys.  Sigh.  The Cowboys lost...after having a 24 point lead in the second half.

Romo threw 3 interceptions, 2 of which were returned for touchdowns; the third resulted in 7 for Detroit. That's 3 TDs off Romo for the Lions. It's the worst collapse--in terms of biggest blown lead--in franchise history.

I don't think I need to say much more, but here's a link that sums things up pretty nicely:

Terrible Cowboys Loss

So, there we have it, 50% of the weekend was great, 25% not so great, 25% very, very ugly.


  1. At least it wasn't ALL ugly! Better luck next weekend!

  2. Eva: Exactly! That's the bright side. :) Cowboys have a bye next week before they play the Patriots. Sigh.

  3. I'm beginning to think that every team that goes against the Detroit Lions this year is jinxed. They have come from several points down every game so far to win....scary!!

    All I can do is cross my fingers and hope the Bears can bring them down next Sunday.

    Poor Dale. He can't seem to get a break. GO TEAM 88!

  4. chocolateangel: You know, you may be right. BFF said there was no way Detroit could win that game IF Romo hadn't thrown those interceptions. Maybe it is a jinx!

    I hope your Bears win for you and break that jinx!

    Even though the loss stings badly, as a fan of football, I am happy for Lions fans. What a tough road they've had, much like the Saints fans for all those years.

    He'll be okay, I know it. Maybe every chaser has to have at least one bad luck race and this one was his. He'll get that win!!! :)

  5. I'm sure you are funny when you're watching sports. Wow, blowing a 24 point lead sounds like something my old home town CFL team would do.

  6. Jay: Oh, it was a bad, bad loss. Honestly, I'm just a little shocked by how it unfolded.

  7. oops...I guess I should have looked at the schedule...Bears/Lions game is next Monday night, not Sunday!

    Oh, great...which means it's on the same time as "House"...

  8. I watched the replays on a sport news channel and caught some of the Cowboys action. Some was pretty and some was pretty Uuuugly! Come on Cowboys!

    My BC Lions are playing really well right now so they'll be in the Western Playoffs and hopefully go on to the Grey Cup! Go Lions!

  9. chocolateangel: Ooh, MNF! Big stage--Bears will be hungry!

    Carole: Oh, the first half was brilliant; the second half was a living nightmare.

    Yay!!!! You must be so elated!!! Go BC Lions!