Sunday, January 18, 2009

Slow Motion

So I'm watching the AFC Championship game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens and borrowing Mrs. Ref's computer to blog.

If I remember right, this game kicked off at around 4:30 p.m. MST.

It is now almost 6:50 p.m. MST and the second half is just now underway.

If you read this blog, or if you know me, you know that I love football.
Football is really the only sport worth watching (well, except for hockey).
Football reflects life.

HOWEVER . . . 

This has got to be the most boring, most uninspiring, most LONG, most . . . isn't there another game on? . . . game I have ever watched.

Can this thing just be over?  Please?


DaYouthGuy | 9:07 PM, January 18, 2009  

Actually I'm enjoying it. But then Pittsburgh is my hometown and we're winning. And I can only assume you didn't watch the Sun Bowl Oregon St 3 Pitt 0

Jane Ellen+ | 9:55 PM, January 18, 2009  

Almost 8:00, and there's still 5 minutes on the clock for the 4th quarter. More than 3 1/2 HOURS for what purports to be a 60 minute game.

See? Football lies.

Reverend Ref + | 10:19 PM, January 18, 2009  

DYG: No, I missed the Sun Bowl. But I was glad to see that OSU won. :-D

Jane: Not any more than baseball saying "Three strikes and you're out -- unless the catcher drops the ball," or saying (until this year), "If teams have the same record at the end of the year and we need a one game playoff, we'll flip a coin for home field because head-to-head matchups don't count."

But all things aside, this is not a game that will be airing anytime soon on ESPN Classic.

Glad it's over. Now, two weeks to prep for the Super Bowl party.

Anonymous | 12:42 AM, January 19, 2009  

Should I assume that we don't have enough anglophiles here to go in for a proper cricket match? I mean, if a few hours bores you, what chance do we have to survive a full 5 day international test? ;-)

J. Fred

Reverend Ref + | 9:55 AM, January 19, 2009  

Cricket . . . the sport that makes baseball look like speed skating. I remember reading some cricket rules once when I was in high school and I went back and looked just to see if I was remembering correctly.

The follow-on is when the first team makes at least 200 runs more than the second team made (in a 5 day test match). This then gives the first team the option to make the second team bat again. This is particularly useful if the game is progressing slowly . . .

Five days? 200 runs? How much more slowly could this game progress??

But hey, if they serve strawberries and cream over those five days, I'd be happy to sit and watch with you.

~**Dawn**~ | 10:39 AM, January 19, 2009  

I'll tell you what! Could yesterday's game have been *any* different? Wow. The early game was an exciting nail-biter. That second game felt like it would... never... end...

Go Cardinals on February 1!

Reverend Ref + | 3:09 PM, January 19, 2009  

Dawn: No kidding. Here's hoping the Cardinals win as well as hoping that the final score is within 10 points no matter who wins.

I HATE Super Bowls with final scores of 46-10 or some other equally bad blowout.

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