Crushed Optimists

We are twin brothers who grew up in Central Washington. This blog is devoted to the life of Seattle sports fans, as well as various other topics that we will espouse for your enjoyment. We could be called another OFFICIAL SEATTLE SEAHAWKS site, but we'll take our uneducated crack at the Mariners, Sonics, and Huskies as well. A Seattle Sports Blog? Must be the land... of crushed optimism!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A Startling Realization

Colin and I have determined that, outside of pro football, there is absurdly little to care about as a Seattle sports fan right now.

Husky football? Ummmm... they beat two WAC teams. Yippee. College football in general has still lost me at times with the whole "bowl games versus playoff" system, resulting in morons like Bob Stoops reacting like Pac 10 referees just gang raped his oldest daughter. That's what happens when "every game is a playoff game", like proponents of bowl games like to mutter. Yeah, it is awesome and definitely a playoff game to watch West Virginia take on Eastern Washington. Meanwhile, Texas gets clobbered by Ohio State. Go College Football! (Note: if the Huskies are ever somewhat relevant again I'll jump on the bandwagon... I'm fickle and admit it)

Mariner baseball? I'm waiting until the offseason when we can start discussing random free agent moves, and USS Mariner (subsidiary of GodCo) can pontificate about sabermetrics, WARP3, and such, and I read it all like a sucker.

Sonics basketball? Still a month away.

Husky basketball? Still a couple of months away (but man, I can't wait),

So instead we're left with the midweek letdown, where it's too early to be thinking too hard about the Giants game on Sunday, too late to still be discussing the Arizona win last week, and not much else of true substance to care about... and you wonder why normal sportswriters write "bored" every once in a while.

Let's go, sports world, excite me! Give me more than "Tiger Woods is MAD because someone took nude pictures of his wife". That's funny, but not exactly blog material, it's even funnier that columnists are using it as "now the US is going to CLEAN UP at the Ryder Cup". Ah, golf... pastime of lazy suckers (like me).

In case anyone missed it, Norm McDonald was on the Daily Show a few nights back and had some pretty funny stuff on the Crocodile Hunter. I can't find the link, but you're all intrepid internet searchers, find it and watch it.

posted by Gavin @ 4:11 PM  2 comments


At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Eric said...

What's funny is how can the Irish press be so stupid as to think that getting Tiger mad before the Ryder Cup is a good idea?

At 8:52 AM, Blogger Gavin said...

I'm not sure... apparently they're new to the sport and have lived under a rock while full of whiskey the last ten years.


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