Last night at approximately 8:00 pm eastern standard time Allyson, and I were all packed up and ready to sneak out of town (in Baltimore Colt like fashion). It wasn't because we were evicted or any kind of rubbish like that. I was fed up with routing for losers. The Colts were down 21-6 at halftime, and I had this nagging feeling that I was going to hear nothing but I told you so from everybody I know, and their brother. My plan was that before I took my first phone call or looked at my first e-mail I would be living on a beech in Cape Cod, and looking for work on a fishing boat.
I would have been on the road by halftime if it weren't for my cat. The fat but beautiful bastard (Fonzie) snuck into the crawl space, and I couldn't get him out. Looking back on the incident I now realize that It was divine intervention! By the time I managed to get Fonzie out, the Colts were only down by 8. So I sat back down on the couch to continue watching the game that was no longer out of reach for the greatest quarterback who ever lived, Peyton Manning.
After the Colts had tied the game up at 21 all, I looked over at my wife, and said, "I think the Patsies might have blown their load in the first half". The third and fourth quarter of the AFC championship was amazing, and I only remember watching two other football games that were ever as exciting. 1. When the Bills, who were down to the Oilers 35 to 3 at halftime, came back to win 41 to 38. The second game was when John Elway, and the Broncos ended the NFC's 13 year Superbowl winning run by beating Holmgren and Favre..
Watching Belichick and Brady lose last night was just about the best thing I've seen all year. I do realize that it's not over yet (football season not the year). There's still one more game to play. Peyton Manning, and the Colts still have to go up against Rex Manning, and the Bears in the Super Bowl. If this game were being played in the snow in Chicago I might be worrying about it, but it's not. It's going to be played in Sunny Florida. I like the Colt's chances, a lot!
It sucks that I had to leave my pregnant wife at home to unpack the moving van, and move all of our furniture back into the apartment by herself but I was already 15 minutes behind schedule and needed to be at work.