Saturday, January 17, 2009

Doldrums

What does 13-3 mean in the postseason for the past couple of years? That you'll lose in the first game you play. Ask the Giants, or the Panthers, or the Cowboys last year how a 12-4 or 13-3 record feels right now. Worthless. Watching the Titans lose to the Ravens last weekend didn't hurt as much as it used to when I was younger. There's so much more to worry about these days then the wins or losses of a football team. But it still stings when the team performs well all year, only to come out and be in the red zone 7 times and only come away with two scores. With running back Chris Johnson on the sidelines, Baltimore exposed what I feared all season- that Tennessee is definitely an offensively challenged team.

For the past few years, Championship Sunday has offered a couple intriguing match-ups. This year... I won't be watching either game. I could care less about Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore or especially the Arizona Cardinals (they still have a football team??). And what hurts the worst, as it always does this time of year, is the lack of worthwhile sports on TV. I suppose now that I've got the Golf Channel in HD, that will bring some life to my sports watching, but unless I want to break down the shots on goal through power plays or suffer through an NBA season, my movie watching will certainly increase! All that's left now is to close my eyes, cross my fingers and dream about spring training in two months.

1 comment:

Chris Allen Gaubatz said...

I guess you're not singing the praises of parity in the NFL, eh? Sorry man, but little sympathy here- at least your team made the playoffs! Denver fans were left to wonder if there will ever be a return of the, "Orange Crush".