Why am I sitting here with my oldest son watching the most meaningless game of the NFL preseason? You know, the FOURTH game of the preseason when the coaches are trying to figure out who the third string players are, and who will be bagging groceries or filling up your gas tank for you at the local filling station? What's the matter with me? Am I THAT desperate to watch football? I think I need a cat scan!
My local high school football team will be starting a freshman quarterback this fall. Lemme tell you about this kid. He represents everything that's wrong with high school sports. Our baseball coach took a gamble on this kid last spring because he's a heck of an athlete and from a very athletic family, right? Coach wanted to keep our ace fresh for the next game against the tournament's top seed. With me so far? So this kid gets a severe case of nerves, and struggles through the first inning and gives up four runs. He doesn't really retire anyone, the other team manages to get themselves out three times to help this kid out. Inning over and his day is done. The very next day, the kid quits and says the coach is gonna ruin his arm! And THIS LITTLE QUITTER is gonna be our starting quarterback on the football team?!! Crap! Are we screwed or what?
Anyone else know a kid or two who think they're God's gift to sports?
Anybody else think Everyday Eddie G isn't gonna be the answer to the periodic bullpen problems we've seen with the Twins? Man, has he NOT aged gracefully at all! That must be what happens when you pitch for the Texas Rangers....Dude, he's gained some serious weight!
Dude, do we still have an NBA team in Minnesota? Don't hear too much about the Timberpups lately....I'm more excited about the Minnesota Lynx. But if I said it's the quality of basketball and had nothing to do with the fact that they've got a few well proportioned females who are easy on the eyes, it may not be the truth!
What am I doing?
Posted on: August 28, 2008 9:28 pm
Edited on: August 28, 2008 9:30 pm