Tag: NaBloPoMo 2008

So bad, I could almost taste vomit

There have been few Patriots games I have watched with my dad in which he becomes so enraged, he storms out of the room. This afternoon was one of them as the Patriots imploded against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

If you could find one positive in today’s putrid performance it’s that I will (hopefully) no longer have to listen to the “Trade Tom Brady” crap. Cassel looked terrible. I’m thinking next year he should seek out a team that plays in a dome because he looked absolutely miserable in the rain. He looked like he reverted as the game went on. He also wasn’t getting any help from Randy Moss and then when Wes Welker took a whopper hit and left the game I knew a comeback was pretty much impossible.

Kickoff/Punt coverage continued to suck but the defense played as I expected so I wasn’t too disappointed.

This one stung my dad much more than me. He left the room a few minutes into the third quarter. Matt Slater’s muffed punt sent him into hysterics and Cassel’s first fumble was more than he could handle. For the sake of our TV, I’m glad he left the room because he had already thrown everything soft within his vicinity at it. All that was left to throw was remote controls and ashtrays. When he came back long after the game was over, he couldn’t even handle my recount. When I told him Wes Welker left the game, he freaked out again and ran back into his room.

But hey, at least the Jets lost.

Go away

BROKEN RECORD ALERT: I’m still at work and I can’t figure out which is worse, the fact that all I’ve had to eat today was a bag of stale Doritos or the fact that I’m so exhausted, I don’t know if I can safely drive home. Either way, the papers are just about sent and Hell Weekend is almost over. Pheww!

But, I have been sitting here working all day listening to WEEI, and since I’m both starving and sleep-deprived (no food + no sleep = insanely psycho Angela), if I hear one more radio caller suggest that Tom Brady be benched/traded in favor of Matt Cassel I will go completely BALLISTIC. I mean, downright, straight-up crazy. As in, make-it-my-life’s-mission-to-find-these-callers-just-so-I-can-punch-them-in-the-face… crazy.

I am so sick of being associated with some of these run-of-the-mill bandwagon Patriots fans. I don’t think there has ever been more concrete evidence of how stupid some Patriots “fans” are (and I use the term “fan” VERY loosely).

Years ago, my dad warned me of the horrors of the typical fake fan. And if anyone knows, it’s him. He PAID for Patriots season tickets from 1971 to 1994! My dad went to every game in 1990. My dad endured a three decades of futility. He suffered through the “walk of shame” trying to exit the Superdome in January of 1986 after Super Bowl 20, surviving the barrage of taunts from Bears fans. If anyone KNOWS bandwagon fans, it’s my dad.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I like Matt Cassel. Even when he wasn’t playing well, I still liked him. I didn’t want him leading my team, but I still liked him, if you can make any sense of that. Matt Cassel is going to make a great leader for a team in dire need of a quarterback. He’s also going to make a lot of money. And, so long as that team isn’t the Jets, I couldn’t be happier for him.

But to insist that the Pats try and trade Tom Brady is so laughable, so absurd, so frustratingly retarded…. I JUST WANT TO SCREAM! It’s so INCREDIBLY MORONIC I CAN’T EVEN FORM SENTENCES OR TYPE WORD#@()$* (JFKJQ#$ %$@#(_*^%(#! @$% %$()%*_ @^ $#@%^ GFDYJ @#()%U!@ #$ TFDGL:45843286……….

Angela watched football today

My dad and I thoroughly enjoyed today’s Patriots-Dolphins game even though it never felt like a solid win until the final minutes. For some reason, neither of us were nervous. I guess it’s just the drastically lowered expectations we have for this season, or maybe it’s just our undying faith and loyalty to Bill Belichick. Either way, today was fun.

Yet again, Matt Cassel was throwing like a champ. That kid has improved so much since August, it’s hard to even imagine how badly he looked in preseason. I can’t even begin to explain how badly I underestimated the importance of actual game experience. I figured you watch film, you have the physical ability and you are always in practice, it shouldn’t matter. And once again, I have affirmed Reason #1 on why I am not an NFL coach.

Sidenote: I’ve noticed a recent wave of search engine traffic to my site via the keywords, “Matt Cassel shirtless.” Unfortunately, I do not have any shirtless Matt Cassel pictures on my site. In fact, I didn’t know I even had the word, “shirtless” on my site. I hate to disappoint.

Anyway, although Matt Light will probably be suspended, and I’m not exactly sure what caused it, but his brawl with Channing Crowder was pretty friggin awesome. A little bitch-fight-ish with the hair-pulling (for those who have never been in a girl fight, the number one move is to grab the hair, pull the head down and punch) but hilarious nonetheless.

My favorite line came when announcer Dan Dierdorf proclaimed, “This isn’t hockey!”

For Light’s sake, I hope Crowder said/did something worthy of a suspension and fine.

Other NFL thoughts: I think Tennessee was due a loss as they have not impressed me one bit. I’m still stand by my belief that the New York Giants are the best team in the NFL.

I’m having severe difficulty rooting for the Chargers tonight despite it being in the Patriots best interests that the Colts lose tonight. Then again, it’s tough to root for the Colts merely because I hate the Chargers. If I was God, and since there’s no way they can both lose, I’d make them tie. 😀

BUT, after watching a bunch of Chargers games this season, and even though I hate the Chargers, they really have been getting some ridiculously shitty, downright wrong officiating calls against them. NFL officiating is an inexact science but some of these calls tonight (Chargers-Colts) are absurd.