Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Morning After on TSE - 6.19.2007

I get the feeling that athletes hate me. And why shouldn't they. I have a morbid problem with picking out losers. It's not that I root for bad teams, quite the contrary. But whomever it is I root for usually takes a nice ride down washout lane as soon as my allegiances are broadcast. Let's go ahead and line up the most recent victims from my horrid past of rooting for teams and then said rooting for them screwing said athletes out of, you know, winning or even showing up to win.

We start most recently with Brandon Watson, the Columbus Clipper who broke the 95-year old record for longest hitting streak in the International League. He was off to fame and fortune, and even garnered coverage from the likes of Dan Shanoff. Could he get to DiMaggio's record 61? The all-time minor league record of 69 (chuckles)?? Of course not. Record snapped, thanks.

Sean O'Effhimself. Seemed like a good pick for the Open: a disciplined player with a troubled past he's just now starting to block out. And what better way to crush the memories of his moron father by winning an Open on Father's Day? How about shooting 80 on day 2 and booking an early flight from Pittsburgh Int'l Airport? Cut you very much, Sean.

Jed will love this. The would-be greatest team in the history of college football played perfectly through 12 games. They beat two #2 teams, one on the road, and walked through the Big 11 with ease and grace, even winning the stud QB a Heisman Trophy. They were playing in a city where they were 3-0 in their last three games there, and standing in their way was the SEC champions, limping in with a loss and a few lucky wins. Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2006 National Runners Up, The Ohio State Buckeyes.

In a similar theme as above, the Georgetown Hoyas made their way through the regionals and through a tough North Carolina team and to the Final Four, where they met tOSU in the national semi-final. Apparently Jeff Green forgot the game was that night and G'town lost. I was sort of okay with it, as tOSU was headed to another national final. But, after I picked them on Teeple's show, that was all she wrote.

I should just shut the hell up, for the sake of every other fan in the world. Doubt it will happen, but it's nice to think about. Enjoy your days.

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