Friday, November 30, 2007

Contemplating something other than my belly-button

Since I began the month in a rather contemplative mood, it seems rather fitting that I should end it on a similar note (Don't ask me why, it just seems right). I'm contemplating yesterday's win by the Dallas Cowboys over the Packers. I know Mark Batterson(In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy day) and a few 'gazillion' other Green Bay fans are pretty disillusioned right now as they try to figure out what went wrong and how come Brett Favre still can't win at Texas Stadium. As these beleaguered fans try to search for something positive to hold onto in the sad loss, they are reminded that most of them didn't even get to see the game anyway since only one-third of the country have satellite TV and the NFL network. Ouch!

So today's post is for those Packer fans in mourning. To you ardent, committed and faithful supporters I say: Get over it and quit whining!!! I'm a Broncos fan so how do you think I feel? Seriously though, the glass is half-full not half-empty. Let's be honest about this, what on earth does the team that wins the NFC championship have to look forward to? Imagine playing an entire season with the supreme goal of reaching the Superbowl, knowing that your destiny is to ultimately be pumelled at the unrelenting hands of the New England Patriots. I know, I know, that's why they play the games, you tell me. There's no way to know the outcome of a game until it's been played, you say. While this is true, you must admit that somethings are a little more certain than others. One of those things that seems certain (barring a major mishap) is that the Patriots will run the table.

So my unsolicited counsel to you Packer (or even Cowboy) fans: Be like me! Resign to your fate and work towards finding a high draft pick that might possibly make your team a little more competitive against the 'Brady Bunch' next season. Did I mention that I'm a recently converted Patriots fan? See you next month. Ce la Vie, eh?


Anonymous said...

It's nice to finally see that we have the respect of at least one fan who typically doesn't root for the Patriots. And it finally seems as though we might even be getting that from the media. Even after winning three super bowls, particularly the first one, it was astounding to see how little respect we got as a team. And now it's ironic that we're not getting respect from those who think we're running up the scores. I don't understand why people don't see the value of those 4th down plays that we seem to do quite regularly now. Some day one of those plays could become extremely valuable in a tight game. Anyway, now that you're an official Patriot's fan, we'll be sure to get off your official membership packet!

Joseph said...

Hurry and send my official Patriots fan membership packet so I can start proudly parading myself as the fair-weather fan that I am:)