The Walking Dead Mid-Season finale – the somewhat odd culmination of the first 7 episodes of the season before a 3 month hiatus – was paired up against Sunday Night Football: the Patriots and Broncos. Such a dilemma, I mean these are a couple of things that I’ve kind of invested some emotional energy behind and to have them conflict like this was brutal.
Now, if I were more crafty, I’d have had TWD on my computer and the game on the TV, but I’m not. Besides, I’d never figure that out, so now I’m left either watching the replay at midnight or watching online tomorrow. At days end, the recorded zombies will still be fresh when I watch it; you just can’t watch a recorded sporting event. Sorry.
Flightless birds in New Jersey. This is not a goode good decision by Eli Man Penguin Boy. You know, I’m not even sure I know what that was supposed to be. I’m guessing, that the closed captioning is done by some contractors in India – made possible by the magic of delayed broadcasting – who aren’t necessarily going to get the nuances of live broadcast football games, with it’s unfamiliar terms and better than 100 different and unfamiliar names. Take a look at the text “Eli Man Penguin.” Ok, some weird pairing there but someone who is only passingly familiar with English and possibly overwhelmed by all the nuance it could possibly make sense. Regardless of the “why” or the “how,” the fact is the “what” happened is hysterical. That’s the kind of thing you just never live down. Eli is forever Penguin Boy. Maybe we could just call him “Opus.”
The Bills lost to the Chiefs Sunday. Big deal. They lose to a lot of people, but this time Rex had something to say about the number of replays at Arrowhead. Seriously? They missed the opportunity to challenge a play, and somehow that’s on the stadium crew…even though each team pays guys to review the video. C’mon Rex. Surely you can come up with something better than that – after their week 2 loss to the Patriots, he griped that New England was “clearly trying to embarrass [them].” Well, you know, it’s a competitive game. Regardless of what he was trying to say, or what he meant, it comes across as sniveling. Belichick gets grief for not saying anything in his pressers, and I suspect it’s just for this reason – no one can cap on you if you don’t say anything.
The MLS Cup will be The Portland Timbers and the Columbus Crew. The game will be December 6 in Columbus. Now, I wish the MLS season didn’t go quite as long – December has the capacity to really be a crummy time of year for a soccer game, especially in a place like Columbus, OH. Soccer has a hard enough row to hoe in the US as it is, and playing the game in suboptimal conditions won’t help that. 20 seasons ago, I went to the first couple of Cup games. They were fun…and in October. Then they slowly migrated to November when the league began expanding. Now we’re in December. Please folks, I urge you to reconsider this playoff creep.
It had been a span of 155-games and 9 years. The Houston Texans ended the New Orleans Saints touchdown streak Sunday. So, besides getting the win, Houston gets flexed into prime time against the Pats on December 13.
In a little more than a week, I get a week off to be spent in the Caribbean. There’s really no place I’d rather be especially this time of year. Azure water, warm air. Nothing better. I can’t wait. Give me that palm tree.
Have a great week folks.