Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Even a blind Mike Shanahan finds a...

So, it took seven tries, but the Broncos finally lost. To the extent that I have a favourite football team, it's the Broncos, though I'll cheer for pretty much any cold weather team and refuse to legitimize the Broncos unless legitimate. A 6-0 start was a good claim for legitimacy, but from the moment they took the field against the Ravens yesterday, I could say that I knew they were frauds. After a 30-7, I didn't feel like a complete moron for once after a Broncos game.

This probably was the most interesting thing to happen all day in football, unless you consider BRETT FAVRE RETURNING TO GREEN BAY WEARING A JERSEY OTHER THAN THE JERSEY OF THE GREEN BAY PACKERS, FOR WHOM HE PLAYED AS RECENTLY AS TWO YEARS AGO to be an interesting story. If you do, you might also be interested in touring your former workplace and soaking up abuse from erstwhile customers. Lost in the hype of BRETT FAVRE RETURNING TO GREEN BAY WEARING A JERSEY OTHER THAN THE JERSEY OF THE GREEN BAY PACKERS, FOR WHOM HE PLAYED AS RECENTLY AS TWO YEARS AGO was the fact that the Vikings-Packers game was also an important division game. With a win, the Packers, FOR WHOM BRETT FAVRE ONCE PLAYED, AS RECENTLY AS TWO YEARS AGO, could have improved to 5-2 and the Vikings would have been 6-2.

Hopefully the Saints-Falcons game tonight will be more interesting. I was so starved for an interesting game that I resorted to watching baseball last night, knowing full well what the outcome would be. Baseball, I'm always pleased to realize, is actually a really interesting sport if the Blue Jays are not involved. Elsewhere in sports, if you had bet $100 each on the men's and women's winners at the New York Marathon, you would have about $14,000 today. Clearly, if you're bored by football, you should turn to marathons.

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