Sunday, October 31, 2004

What a game

And what were you watching Saturday afternoon/evening? The annual Michigan-Michigan State football game was a classic. The east coast can have their Yankees vs. Red Sox; I'll take U-M vs. MSU. This was a great game. The insides of my chest moved on almost every play. It was draining to watch. Sports at its best, man.

And the Spartans got their hearts broken yet again, blowing a 27-10 lead to lose in triple overtime (!!!) 45-37. I attended MSU for a year (when I watched U-M kick MSU's butt), and I know how seriously they take this rivalry in East Lansing, so I imagine the whole town is in a serious funk today. That one had to hurt. If my lifetime loyalties weren't tied to Michigan due to my upbringing, I'd feel bad for the Spartans.

Having lived in Iowa City for more than a year now, I wonder if I'll ever feel for the Iowa football team as I do for Michigan's... ?
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(If you're not reading 'Get Fuzzy,' you're clinically deprived.)

Ol' Satch sums up my feelings about Sundays perfectly. Nothing like reading the paper with a hot cup of coffee, followed by watching the political talk shows, then football. (Especially after an extra hour's sleep - thank you, Daylight Savings Time!)

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Friday, October 29, 2004

Breaking the Seal

I've been thinking about doing one of these blog things for a while, and this seemed to be as good a time as any. If the Boston Red Sox can win the World Series, then we may be at the end of the world as we know it. So before things change irrevocably - the sun rising in the west and setting in the east, toilet water swirling counterclockwise, buttered toast landing dry side up, etc. - then I'm going to post my inane thoughts for all (some, few) to see. Maybe I'll be writing into the vacuum of cyberspace. But at least I'll have tried.

And don't think I'm joking about this end of the world stuff. It's October 29 and it was 80 degrees today in Iowa. As I write this, there's a tornado warning for the eastern part of the state.

I'm sure there will be plenty to say until Election Day on Tuesday. The voting process looks like a potential disaster, but hopefully, it all goes smoothly. Otherwise, more end-of-the-world jokes from me. My fingers are tightly crossed for the Massachusetts guy. They're on a roll.