Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Da Raiders and the world. .

I am tired
I am weary
I could sleep
for a thousand years
A thousand tears
that would awake me

Another Sunday of watching the local team lose. We had a chance to win; I turned on the boob tube to see that "WE" were up and got all excited. Fists pumped to the air; heck, even my dogs were catching the wave of excitement that they didn't know reasons for; jumping, barking, like their master was getting a chewy treat and they were stoked for him. Who wouldn't be. The Raiders were winning! Henceforth, the Raiders lost. Like the Democratic National Party, they fought long and hard to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. "You've got your work cut out for you; You're up in the polls, how will you lose this time?" Jon Stewart asks Howard Dean.

Instead of a 2-1 start, we have a 1-2 start. Be thankful for that one win, some detractors might say, but I feel there's something more insidious than that. A coaching carosel in play. Looking for news, first there's the fight:


http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1612844765?bctid=1811559635

then there's the story before the fight:
http://blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami/2008/09/17/constant-kiffin-the-raiders-vs-their-own-coach-round-15/

and then the fight again
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1612844765?bctid=1811559635

All the shit that's produced. Meanwhile politicians make the busy sound. Clamoring for votes while not doing a damn thing except capaigning. JaMarcus, please throw in a pass play every now and then. And I thought Phil Rivers was too reliant on LT. Home teams are supposed to win. Quarterbacks are to throw, pass, run. The good guys are supposed to win. The honest politician heroes are supposed to. . .oh hell nevermind.

We watch the scrum, because thats what we watch football for. But sometimes, that gets old. The home team won't mak the playoffs. The person elected isn't the person that shows up on inaguration day. We've been hoodwinked. Shiny Shiny, Shiny boots of leather.

God help us all, in another losing life

3 Comments:

Blogger MACCA said...

Ther u go writing about "Snatch" again. Talk about a 1 track mind. Sheez

December 26, 2008 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger MACCA said...

btw uforgot to say hi even at xmas
sniff

December 26, 2008 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger MACCA said...

what game was this....

December 26, 2008 at 12:11 AM  

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