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The big football post that no one else will give a crap about 
9th-Jan-2008 10:01 pm
Detail of 'Yuuwaku' by Audrey Kawasaki
I haven't really talked about the GMAC Bowl played on Sunday because the wounds were too deep. I seriously should have gotten drunk before trying to watch that. I actually gave up and went to bed when the score was still only 56-7. I mean...what the FUCK?!?! So in an attempt to wash the bad taste out of my mouth - since "at least Toledo didn't even make it into a bowl game" isn't helping - I decided to thank my perennial also-rans, the Cincinnati Bengals.

Thank you, Marvin Lewis. You may only have coached them to a 7-9 record this year, but at least you're not Dave Shula. And hey! You still won 6 more games than the Dolphins did!

Thank you, Chad Johnson. By all rights, your clowning should annoy the crap out of me, yet I find you charming and funny, even the fact that whenever you come up with an attention-seeking plan, you have a check made out to the NFL to pay the inevitable fine before you even do it. I don't even mind the GoDaddy.com commercials where you promote your own website.

Thank you, Carson Palmer. Because what you are? Is made of awesome. You are possibly the only #1 draft pick that the Bengals have successfully made (remember Big Daddy, anyone? Exactly!) and despite all the interceptions, you still set franchise records for completions and passing yards.

Thank you, Chris Henry, for not getting arrested yet in 2008.

And finally, thank you, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, for not just being "the guy they picked up because they wanted a player whose name was even harder to spell than Eric Bieniemy's". For setting a team record (and NHL-leading) number of pass receptions, for getting elected to the Pro Bowl, and for saying that one of your favorite hobbies is the PlayStation.
10th-Jan-2008 04:53 am (UTC)
Yes! A sports post! This makes me feel not-so-bad.

So, your bowl game did not go so well. Worse than 56-7? Ouch! I meant to ask about that a while back, but then I forgot. Perhaps it was best that I didn't.

As far as the pro football-related stuff, I don't know who any of those people are, but I must say that this Chad Johnson character intrigues me. I am usually not a fan of "ridiculous antics" on the field/court, but the whole "checks made out in advance" thing, is what gets him a pass. Bravo, random Bengal I know nothing about, bravo! Also, this --> T.J. Houshmandzadeh? I'd ask for phonetic pronunciation assistance... but I don't even think that would help.

10th-Jan-2008 06:26 am (UTC)
Ah...Chad Johnson. Some of his antics can be found in his Wikipedia entry. It includes phrases like, "...after shaving his Mohawk and changing his mentality..." and "...in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Johnson announced he would prefer to be called, 'Ocho-Cinco'."

I am that rare thing: a girl who enjoys talking about sports. Or perhaps more accurately, a girl who enjoys talking about hockey and football and occasionally baseball though I'd really prefer not to get into Junior Griffey's dismal performance since joining the Reds, thankyouverymuch. (One of my best friends from high school and I have an unofficial Junior Injury Watch: "It's Opening Day, so we must be about 13 innings away from his next hamstring pull...")

I don't even want to think about the bowl game. The worst thing was that I had not gotten to bed until 6 am on Sunday morning, and then woke up at 8:30 am, and the lack of sleep made me feel so bad that I wished I was hung over instead. I was hoping that the bowl game would cheer me up. But...FAIL. FAIL FAIL FAIL. How does a team lose a bowl game on national TV, 63-7?
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