Being a sports fan is annoying at times. I love my teams, but they frustrate me to the very limits of my sports-devotion.
Yesterday, the Edmonton Eskimos and the Edmonton Oilers made a great show of failure. I’m huge fans of both teams, but the way that they played makes me want to reconsider that thought sometimes. Oh, and again today, the Oilers lost. Not just any teams – no, they had to lose to the Atlanta Thrashers yesterday and the Columbus Blue Jackets today. Yeah, not like they’re real hockey powerhouses.
The Eskimos game yesterday wasn’t as bad, thankfully. Amazingly enough, Ricky Ray didn’t blow it for them – it was a few bad penalties at the end of the fourth quarter. Of all times to make stupid mistakes, that was not really the best. Great field position, and you get 35 yards worth of penalties, and then Ray gets sacked. Only down by three points at that time, a lot could have happened. It’s the CFL for crying out loud, in two minutes you could have a bunch of touchdowns.
Oh well, the Eskimos will just have to hopefully regroup and get their acts together for next year. As for now, all I can hope is that the Oilers will shape up. As always, they started great – it just seems their downward spiral has started earlier than usual this season.
Fortunately for both teams, I’m not a fair weather fan. I’m a huge fan of both, and will continue to be. Go Oilers Go! Go Esks Go!