Any of my readers who know what a football fan/junkie I am must have wondered at the lack of football posts in the postseason. Well, I was nervous about jinxing anything. One of my other "dirty little secrets" is that I'm *very* superstitious. See, there were a couple of games we lost when I didn't wear my Colts jersey on game day, and I was worried. The next time I wore it, we won again, so fate had spoken. Even if I didn't end up wearing it all day, I *always* wore it during the game from then on. It didn't guarantee we won, but it made me feel better.

I'll admit, part of the lack of posting had to do with Real Life {tm} getting in the way; that silly feast took over a good chunk of my life - I'm just glad there wasn't a game last weekend, or I NEVER would've gotten any rest on Sunday. ;)

So, this Monday morning, cold & chilly in weather, I have only one comment to make:

COLTS WIN!!! COLTS WIN!!! COLTS WIN!!!

Wow, it feels good to say that! And they deserve it, too. They worked hard, they fought hard, it was a good, tough game...

And we're the SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!!! YEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWW!!!

(Now I can take down my Colts holiday wreath - although Tony says I can leave it up a week in celebration.) :D

Playoffs

Jan. 7th, 2007 09:47 am
A most wondermous thing occurred Friday & yesterday; [livejournal.com profile] royalcrow won tickets Friday to the playoff game yesterday against Kansas City at the RCA Dome. There was initially some question as to whether or not he would get 1 ticket or 2, but eventually he got 2 and so we both went to the game. They were arranged for him by his boss, so it would've been "noticed" if he hadn't made it.

Anyway, we ended up getting treated to lunch at St. Elmo's Steakhouse - that's another long story - and then over to the dome. The seats were *very* good; upper tier, 5th row basically at the 20 yard line behind the Colts bench.

We had some concerns early on; for example, a defense showed up who was previously unseen in many regular season games - this was good. However, Payton Manning didn't appear to show up at the game until sometime late in the 3rd quarter, despite the fact that there was someone in the #18 jersey on the field. (Tony wanted to know if the coach was going to fine him for showing up late to the game - LOL!)

However, we screamed ourselves hoarse, had a wonderful time, COLTS WON, and overall it was a grand thing. I never thought I'd ever make it to a playoff game, EVER, and so that was just...well, it was awesome.

GO COLTS!!!!!!!!!
I haven't been able to be on the computer since hope died yesterday.

The Colts lost to Pittsburg - AGAIN - in the playoffs.

Well, maybe it wasn't the Colts. I think they were there for a little while in the 4th quarter, but not for much else of the game.

And the final indignity - we lose our shot at OT because Mike Vanderjagt, the MOST ACCURATE KICKER IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL (and I should know, I heard the commentators enough yesterday) - MISSED. 46 yard kick, I think...not even his longest ever. He missed. In his career, he's NEVER missed a kick at home. But he did yesterday.

Ghods, the rest of the season was great, and I'm not sure I'd trade it, really - but why can't we make it through the playoffs? I don't know what went wrong, but if anyone says "choke" to me today, I'm liable to hurt someone. I MEAN IT. But I'd be angry because maybe they're right? I don't know anymore.

I'm not jumping off the bandwagon; I was a fan in the 0-13 season, & I'll stay a fan, but I *am* wearing black today.

In mourning.
Well, it's happened...someone gave me responsibility. ;)

I was elected Vice-President of Circle of Janus (COJ, our local SF/F club) on Saturday. My main responsibility is meeting munchies, but I'm also 2nd in command. That part is also interesting, because [livejournal.com profile] royalcrow was elected President. :)

There's a lot going on in the club right now...mostly apathy, compounded by money problems & misinformation. There are issues about becoming/being a non-profit that have me *very* frustrated, because it's nowhere near as complicated or distressing as it has been made to appear to/by the club members. I did some research, and Tony is going to get with the new Treasurer to go over what I found. Anyway, I hope it can be resolved quickly & smoothly.

We're also having to deal with issues with the Convention...and the conchair. I'm not going to go into them in detail right now; I'll just get aggravated, and I'd like to have a *reasonably* relaxing evening.

Had other interesting things happen this weekend - most of which will be seen in friends-locked posts from me later. I will say, however, that I'm not entirely sure I'm happy with the way Wild Card weekend played out in the NFL playoffs. I *really* wanted the Bengals to win, but I'm happier that we're playing Pittsburg first rather than New England. Mixed blessings...but I send lots of positive thoughts that the Bengals QB gets over his injury quickly and can come back to as good a season next year as they had this year. Oh, and don't get me started about Tony Dungy NOT being Coach of the Year. Grrrr.

That's it for now...more later.
Well, I stayed up way late & watched the Colts on Monday Night Football. It was an AWESOME game. Colts had 3 posessions within the first, oh, 10 minutes of the first quarter, scoring on at least one of those.

Pittsburg is a good team; when they're not playing the Colts I've always liked them. This is a holdover from the Terry Bradshaw days when my Dad was teaching me to appreciate football. However, the Colts stood up to them & said "Yeah, you're good - but not in OUR HOUSE! Not this time!"

I think this just about guarantees home field advantage throughout the playoffs, and I don't think we're playing another team that's going to be extra challenging for the rest of the regular season. (I'd have to look at the schedule again.)

I'll confess, though, I dozed off at the end of the 3rd quarter & woke up again a little in the 4th quarter. I couldn't stay awake, and finally looked at the game clock as it hit the 2 minute warning...and said "that's it - bedtime."

I was right. Colts won. Steelers didn't score again. Apparently we did get an interception, though.

Anyway, awesome game!

11-0: Look out record books, here come Payton & da'boyz. :)
Which old witch? The wicked witch of New England!!!!!

The Colts have beaten the Patriots in Foxborough...finally. The monkey is off the back, the chip is off the shoulder, they are over the hump and on the other side. The rest of this season, they will NEVER have to play at New England again, and likely are on their way to the...well, I'm not going to say it and risk anything, I'm superstitious. ;)

These boys have worked SO hard, have long been the best offense in the NFL but now also have a worthwhile defense...and I got to watch Tom Brady sit there on camera & listen to him say (lip read) "What the fuck happened?"

Final Score:

Colts - 40
Patriots - 21

I am doing many many happy dances!!!! COLTS WIN! COLTS WIN! COLTS WIN!

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