Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wild World of Wednesday - December 3, 2008



Well, my Fantasy Football season is so over. I had more points than several of the other teams but it is wins that matter. Urgh. At least I won two weeks so that I got those nominal bonuses. Oh well, that is what I get for completely dominating the last FF league that I was in. You win some, you lose some. I can’t say that I’ve had a lot of time to keep up on it either. Some of the folks I was playing with were absolutely ruthless though. You would have thought that their very lives depended on whether or not they won the league. It will be interesting to see who comes out in one league particularly. But enough about me…

Did you do anything active over the long holiday weekend? I know that the tradition is to sit in front of the television with the feed bag on and go for it. Football was a bit mediocre to me this year. Then again, it always seems to be odd during Thanksgiving. Teams play in ways that they don’t for the entire season and we always have to watch the Cowboys and Lions. Sure, the Redskins or Eagles will be thrown in for good measure but when I think of those teams I just don’t get excited being a Southern California native. Sorry Cowboys fans, but the Thanksgiving Day game in Dallas usually bores me to tears in spite of being a dedicated NFL fan.

Oh, and has anyone else noticed the sophomoric coverage of football on the NFL network? The first Thursday game this season I thought I had on a high school game. Others watching the broadcast agreed with me. Call me critical, but I would think a network that was completely dedicated to the NFL would actually have better coverage. And no, smarty, I’m not claiming that I would do any better. I was just expecting more from the NFL Network.

For the record, I did go hiking two days and to the driving range another two days. I can’t sit still and simply eat and make excuses for why I am gorging myself. I also don’t sit there and give myself a license to eat until January since I am going to make some New Year’s Resolution that I won’t stick to. I like to be fit year ‘round. Yeah, I know, I sound judgmental and cynical today. Oh well, we are all allowed to have our moments, eh?

Today in Sports History

1956 - Wilt Chamberlain's plays his first collegiate basketball game (scores 52)

1968 - The pitcher's mound drops from 15" to 10" and the strike zone reduced from knees to shoulders to top of knees to armpits in order to help hitters

2 comments:

Lindsay said...

I made sure to get my dog out for a decent walk each day. It was relaxing to get outside on a nice day while most people were indoors.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yup, I get out at least once daily with Gustav. I brave the cold 50 degree weather at night with the wind off of the Pacific and everything! Hee, hee