Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Have you seen my team?
I’m facing a crisis of conscious. While watching games this season, when the Seahawks won I was happy, when they lost I was sad, but it’s not the same as it has been in the past. I don’t have the passion. I don’t even really yell at the TV on good or bad plays. After thinking about it over the last couple of weeks, I’ve decided that this is not the team I root for. This team has been consistently good, sometimes great, for the last 4 years. This is not my team. My team is a team of great guys with good talent, with maybe one or two having exceptional talent. My team consistently botches the draft, be it Tony Dorsett, the Boz, or just about every QB they ever drafted. My team surrenders 36 yards in the final minute when the opposition needs 35 to get into field goal range. My team drops a low pass in the endzone in the final seconds of playoff games. One time my team went 8-8, alternating 2 game win streaks with 2 game losing streaks for a whole season. It was one whole season, defined by unrelenting consistent mediocrity. My team throws pick sixes in OT. My team starts out 2-6, all but guaranteeing a great draft pick, only to win 6-2 to fall once again 8-8. My team never gets calls, and has several of the most famous officiating blunders in the history of the NFL go against them.
I’m not sure how I feel about cheering for a team that is consistently good. It’s foreign to me. When the team flashed it gave you hope, and when they inevitably faltered it let you know your fandom was real. Now I feel like a frontrunner, a bandwagon jumper. I feel like a damn Cowboy fan! And I don’t know what to do about it. Root for Cleveland? Detroit? Arizona? Find a CFL or Arena league team? Nah, I can’t do it. I guess I’ll just stick with this team until they revert back to my lovable losers. At least this team and my team know that desperate measures call for desperate times.
And even though these guys aren’t my team, geaux C-Hox, whoever you guys are.
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