Sunday, October 19, 2014

Story Book Endings

We almost had two such endings yesterday... one worked out and one didn't.  Here's the one that worked:

The game was a 0-0 tie until nearly the last possible moment in OT when The Captain brought home the win.  It doesn't get a whole lot better than that, Gentle Reader.  I was semi-upset when it came time to tune into the game last evening and found The Powers That Be mandated US coverage of the game would be provided by Hockey Night In Canada.  This wouldn't upset me normally but last night?  Yes, and that's mainly coz the HNIC guys are such homers.  It gave me GREAT pleasure when the Wings won the game, if only because it shut the HNIC guys right the Hell up.  Well, that and back-to-back wins over the Hated Leafs.  The fact the Wings took a home and home over Toronto... in very convincing fashion... is sweet, indeed.

I was conflicted last evening, given the Wings and ND were playing at nearly the same time.  I got to watch all of the hockey game's first period without interruption but the remote sure got a work out after that.  Remote workouts ended with Number 40's OT goal; I watched the second half of the ND game in its entirety and that game certainly lived up to its billing, to the point where I think it was prolly the best football game I've seen this year... except for the ending.  I jumped up off the couch shouting "Yes! YES!!" when Golson completed a pass into FSU's end zone with 14 seconds left for an apparent game-winning TD.  But, no.  The play was negated by a VERY dubious pass interference call and FSU squeaked out a win.  From the linked article:
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly was not happy with the call.

"We execute that play every day," Kelly said "And we do it legally and that's the way we coach it. We don't coach illegal plays."
I can vouch for the fact Mr. Kelly wasn't the only one who wasn't happy with that call.  A couple o' thoughts come to mind here... (1) "Sometimes it bees that way" and (2) "It's always sumthin'!"  It was a great game, even if the Irish were robbed.


  1. Well, my Spartans went 13-1 last year, the only loss being to ND on multiple dubious pass interference calls. Karma can be such a bitch. . .

    But hey, Let's go Red Wings *clap-clap-clapclapclap*

  2. Agree that The Irish were robbed. Can't recall if you're much of a Lions fan, but they got the nice last minute win (if you are.)

  3. @ Craig: You believe in karma? ;-)

    @ Jim: Thank ya, Sir. As for the Lions... I don't "do" football on Sundays.

    1. Touche, Buck. Well-played, indeed. ;)

      I'm sure that a 'karmic theologian' would tell me that, no, I don't really understand karma at all. So maybe I should just leave it at, "what goes around, comes around," and call it good. . .



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