Many of the teams I support set records this year. While that may sound like a good thing, it really isn’t. As the title states, it’s more like a swift kick to the balls. Let’s recap.
This is the team I support the most. I go to a bar in Austin every weekend morning that Arsenal is playing (sometimes as early as 6 a.m.). The beauty of the games being that early is the folks that tend to drink don’t need to because they are still drunk. But I digress.
The Record: Most goals given up in a game in 115 years. Arsenal shipped eight goals against Manchester United in a game earlier this season. It was humiliating (and comical) all at the same time. Hell, I’ve been an Arsenal fan for 17 years and they had players on the field I’d never even heard of.
I’ve been a Dallas Cowboys fan ever since I was a little kid – raised in a home with parents that were fanatical Cowboys fans. Let’s just say you don’t sit within three feet of my Mom when the Cowboys play if you don’t want a black eye or broken nose.
The Record: Dallas Cowboys v. Detroit Lions. Final score – Dallas 30, Detroit 34. For the first time in Cowboys’ history, they gave up a 24-point lead. 24-point lead! I really didn’t think it was possible for the Cowboys to lose that game, but they found a way.
Need I say more? Actually, I don’t follow Houston much anymore (not so much because they suck) because I lost interest in the sport when all the steroids, HGH, going on strike, etc., stories finally turned me off to the game for good a few years ago. I was a huge Astros fan for most of my life, growing up a fan in Puerto Rico because of “Cheo” Cruz.
The Record: Houston racked up more than 100 losses for the first time in the franchise’s history. Winning 100 games isn’t easy. But losing 100 games isn’t much easier. You really have to try to lose 100 games.
University of Texas Football:
I’ll admit I’m more of a moderate UT football fan than an avid fan. I support them because I live in Austin. I didn’t go to school at UT. I didn’t teach at UT. The only real connection I have to the University is the fact that I live in the same town.
The Record: Oklahoma 55, UT 17. I don’t believe the loss is a record for UT, but I believe it might be something like the third most lopsided score in the history of the rivalry.
When I was telling someone about the woes of my sports teams the other day, she gave me a great quote she had heard from a college football coach: “When the locusts come, they eat everything.”
Texas Rangers fans, I feel your pain. Game 6 was two excruciatingly swift kicks to the balls about 20 minutes apart. You never really had a chance to catch your breath.