Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Don't Cry for Me...

This past week, I have suffered a series of reversals in the sporting world that has been quite the test of perseverance. First, Imran beats me big time in Madden 2006. One game by 60 points, another by over 40. After these stinging virtual defeats, I of course challenge him to real test of manhood, a best of three series on the basketball court. Of course, I dominate and win the first one. But then the little punk goes out and wins the second one (15-10) and then somehow sinks a two in the last game to win like 16-14. Painful beyond words when I saw that two go in... My ego took a major beating of the kind it is not normally subject to on its own volition...

But to add to the pain, Green Bay goes out and loses in a most unceremonious manner. What is the deal?!? Favre, wake up dude. In the same weekend, McNabb throws like 5 touchdowns, the Bears score more than 30 points and the Patriots lose...what's going on?

And then the White Sox, killing me softly with their cruise control playing. Hello people, the Indians went from being a footnote in the season to 2.5 games back. If the Sox blow this, they will effectively lose any chance of postseason play...the Cardinals manage to clinch the division at Wrigley, but the Sox just go ahead and lose at home against the Indians...

All is not lost...the Sox won tonight...I can always rechallenge Imran to virtual and actual tests of manhood...and Green Bay had a similarly slow start last year before going on to win the NFC North...

Hope springs eternal. No lloras por me...

2 comments:

Tmahmud said...

how someone who calls himself a "south-sider" can be a fan of the Green Bay Slackers is beyond me. But don't worry, no one is crying for you. The Packers will soon be 0-3 (after a certain loss to the already 2-0 Buccaneers). How ironic it is that you outed yourself as a Packers fan in the same year the Bears will win the division. Maybe the White Sox will win the pennant, but they will be demolished by either the other Sox (who swept them only 3 weeks ago if I remember right, or the Angels). You should repent of your ways and return to the favorite teams of your youth....

M. Imran Abd Ash-Shakur Rana said...

Well said, Tareq. Well said, indeed.