Sunday, October 12, 2008

Thankfully I'm Not A Betting Man

This weekend has been pretty crappy for me from a sports perspective. Let's take a look at the evidence:

1) The Yankees are not in the playoffs for the first time in 13 years. Meanwhile, Joe Torre is a couple of games away from managing Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers into the World Series. That right there is enough to make me want to puke my guts out.

2) Oklahoma's loss to Texas on Saturday ruined their bid for an undefeated season, knocked them off of their #1 ranking, and all but takes them out of contention for a Big XII championship (since Texas own a tie-breaker over them now). Sounds like it's time for several Prozac and a bottle of Jameson.

3) Dale Earnhardt Jr. cut a tire early in the race Saturday night, effectively ending his bid to climb back into contention for a NASCAR championship. While he was probably already mathematically out of it already, this hearkened back to his last couple of years with DEI where he floundered thanks to shoddy equipment.

So there you have it. For the sake of time I have omitted any fantasy football shortcoming from this week (thanks a lot, Phillip Rivers). All was not lost, however. Kansas City had a bye week, thereby preventing them from being embarrassed in a game this week. Next week will be a different story...

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