Iâ€™ve been off work the last two days. I thought to myself, finally, hereâ€™s a chance to live like a professional writer. Iâ€™m going to pop out articles left and right. Blogcritics wonâ€™t know what hit them. Even though thereâ€™s absolutely nothing on television and remarkably nothing to do with the rest of mankind at work, Iâ€™ve been alarmingly unproductive. I have produced a whopping zero articles to date. Iâ€™m going to fight through all of my excuses, my procrastination, my writerâ€™s block, and my mild case of diarrhea, to turn in a quality â€śC+â€ť article.
After cursing the Cincinnati Bengals last week, I decided it may be best to stay away from football this weekend. God forbid that I start pulling for a team unconsciously. The team then immediately loses their star quarterback to a â€ścareer threateningâ€ť injury and the star wide receiver takes a swing at the head coach during halftime. Thatâ€™s too much pressure for one man to endure.
My game plan was to finishing reading the nationally heralded, heavily applauded, New York Times Best Seller, A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. It turns out that Frey, like I did in 80% of my college stories, elaborated just a smudge. There goes that plan. Now all I have to show for $22.99 is a big coaster. Thanks again for the recommendation, Aunt Linda.
I guess that means I have to watch the NFL Playoffs. Like the old clichĂ© says, if you fall off the horse, you got to get back on it or something like that. I donâ€™t know clichĂ©s; I didnâ€™t pay too much attention when I was in school. As difficult and painful as this experience may be, I need to get back on that horse.
Maybe my curse is slightly exaggerated. After all, my nemesis and the Devil, Art Modell, was not one of the 15 finalists for the 2006 NFL Hall of Fame. Modell has not made the top 15 since 2001. There is someone up there looking out for the Sandwasher.
WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE (-9) Over/Under: 41
Welcome to the NFC, the land of mediocrity. I donâ€™t particularly like any NFC team, and I donâ€™t think a single NFC team has a chance to win the Super Bowl. With that being said, the games still have to be played. There is after all a lot of money to be made.