Monday, October 16, 2006

On the Lighter Side

Mr. Pop and I experienced football hell on Sunday.

Mr. Pop has been a big Buccaneers fan as long as Tampa Bay has had a football team. As of yesterday morning the Bucs had not won a football game this season.

Yesterday was also one of the rare times the Bucs’ game would be televised in our area. Our day was planned around watching the game. We were ready for some football.

The first half of the game was about like watching grass grow, not much action. The second half of the game was much better. Just before the final two minute warning the Bucs had the ball down in the red zone and were in a position to tie, if not win, the game. Things were exciting and tense.

Then the most frustrating thing that can happen during a football game happened. A voice came over the TV and said that due to their contractual commitments, their coverage of this game would now end and they would move to coverage of the Dolphins game. Two minutes left in the game, the Bucs are on the move and they are going to do what? Sure enough, within seconds we were seeing the beginning of the Dolphins game and the outcome of the Bucs game was left unknown.

As it turns out the Bucs did win the game, their first win of the season, but we didn’t see it. No damage was done here as a result of Mr. Pop’s frustration, but I did hear some unique and rather curious stringing together of curse words.


Blogger Jamie said...

Poor Mr. Pop. He had his own personal version of the "Heidi Bowl". No wonder you heard some creative expletives.

BTW, Miss you on CL come chat soon.

October 16, 2006 4:22 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

I couldn't watch a football game to save my soul. Two minutes of it would get me to using my favorite cuss words. :-)

October 16, 2006 5:08 AM  
Blogger Mimus Pauly said...

Try this sometime: Watch the football game, but turn the TV sound down and tune in to a radio station covering the same game. You get the best of both worlds, even if you don't care for pro football. (I don't.) The radio commentary is much more colorful. And, possibly, revealing -- I once heard a sportscaster describe a 5' 10", 250 lb. linebacker as "stacked."

My God! Even his co-anchors had a hard time deflecting that one...

October 16, 2006 6:30 AM  
Blogger researcher said...

Oh man, for a Buc fan to miss the end because of the DOLPHINS. He must have flipped.

October 16, 2006 6:48 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

Ya, Syracuse lost their game this weekend too, ho hum.

October 16, 2006 6:57 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Lyrics: Al Hoffman, 1941

Bear Down, Chicago Bears.
Make every play clear the way to victory!
Bear Down, Chicago Bears.
Put up a fight with a might so fearlessly!

We'll never forget the way you thrilled the nation,
With your T formation.

Bear Down, Chicago Bears.
And let them know why you're wearing the crown.

You're the pride and joy,
of all Illinois.

Chicago Bears, Bear Down!

October 16, 2006 7:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear you. While napping during any Cowboys game, I have just learned to incorporate hubby's shouts of new and unique curse words into my dreams.

October 16, 2006 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

Geez! I don't even like football, and I feel your pain.

October 16, 2006 8:36 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Take care of the Cadillac...we miss him at Auburn.

October 16, 2006 8:52 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I was watching of football game when someone ask what I was looking at. I replied the cheerleaders of course. They politely told me that the cheerleaders were not in the game and to watch the twenty men in tight pants playing grab ass. I left. ;-)

October 16, 2006 9:14 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

I think the term for that is: Sportus Interruptus

October 16, 2006 9:49 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Your hubby will never recover. He will tell about this incident for years and years - note the Heidi Bowl reference. They never forgive and never forget. Just a burden you'll have to bear for all time.

October 16, 2006 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

Time to write some letters on that one. If Mr. Pop gets really worked up, can he write one to Bank of America too, for AG?

Glad his team won in the end! Even if he missed it.

October 16, 2006 10:04 AM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

San Francisco Bay Area football has been in worse straits than Tampa Bay/Miami the last few years. When they broadcast our games, we get whoever the least popular least talented announcers happen to be.
Blowout game, boring commentary....I wind up going out to get some exercise on my own, so it's a good thing.

October 16, 2006 10:11 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

my favorite bux moment came when they were still winless as a franchise (still a record for futility in professional sports) and after yet another loss someone asked john mckay how he felt about his teams execution. he said:

"i'm in favor of it."

my cardinals get to face those murdering dirty playing heathen bears at home tonight. they'll get creamed. the closest we can come to any sort of victory will be if our rookie QB survives intact. i'll be the old hippie in sec 25A wearing the pat tillman (#40) jersey. the good looking lad to my right is my son. the beautiful blonde in front of me is no relation but one of the things i'm going to enjoy about season tickets this year.

October 16, 2006 10:21 AM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

Yeah, Minstrel Boy, we even have a new stadium with naming rights for the University of Phoenix, which doesn't even have a football program. Remember why the Cardinals needed public money to fund their new stadium? So, they could get away from Arizona State University's Sun Devil Stadium because they didn't want to be identified with a university football program. Go figure -- and enjoy the blonde. We'll be looking for you.

October 16, 2006 10:36 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

Geez! Doncha hate that!

It was probably good for your heart rates and circulation at least.

October 16, 2006 11:40 AM  
Blogger Steve Bates said...

Exasperating! I wish I had been there; I am always happy to learn new curse words. :)

Still, every time I encounter a Bucs fan, I can't help reminding them of the kid's joke about how much a pirate pays to have his ears pierced...

October 16, 2006 12:30 PM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

DOH! It sounds highly suspicious. Two teenagers at the TV station were saying, "wouldn't it be funny if....", or some pissed off wife, not you, some other pissed off wife, that doesn't like football cleverly paid of a TV station employee to change the game just at the right moment.

I don't get football, never have been able to watch it. I'd rather see or play soccer, but I grew up in Europe, so go figure.

October 16, 2006 1:16 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

I'm a tennis fan...but I sympathize with Mr. POP!

October 16, 2006 3:16 PM  
Blogger Karen McL said...

Hey - we're Bears Fans I always buy every Sunday Paper available for game days (ya nevah know when they will have a melt-down!)

And Monday Night Games are usually their Worst Ever performances (statistically speaking)...Oh Joy!


October 16, 2006 3:21 PM  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

Jeez! That is just the worst!

They did the same thing, for a slightly different reason, w/ the Stihlers' game. That one was a blow-out with the end already decided though.

Can you say, MoneyMoneyMoneyMoney!?


(And I love that John McCay line! LOL!)

October 16, 2006 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Lily said...

Wow, thats just wrong, PoP! Greedy bastards.

October 16, 2006 4:08 PM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Wish I had been there. It is always good to learn new combinations of curse words. Being an ex sailor I have true respect for creative cursing. I can imagine Mr. PoP was reaching into that same inner power that we use to lift cars off stranded victims. Must have been impressive.

October 16, 2006 4:13 PM  
Anonymous rebellious renee said...

PoP....I love football....
I hate to tell you this...but I got to see the last 2 minutes of that game....after the one I was watching was over, they switched to the Bucs game....
it was good to see them win one...

October 16, 2006 4:58 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

If you ask me, watching football has become one of the most redundant activities a human can do - every other plays is the same, and the outcome not worth paying attention to.

October 16, 2006 6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO! Should have heard me during the Redskins game yesterday. Bet Mr. POP and I have some linguistic similarities ;)

October 16, 2006 8:27 PM  
Blogger yellowdog granny said...

oh my goddess! if that had happened at a cowboys game...we would have set fire to the highway all the way into oklahoma...dang...congradulations on the win..
ps...thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post..jackiei

October 16, 2006 9:18 PM  
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October 16, 2006 11:31 PM  
Anonymous Betty Cracker said...

Oh my god, I would have thrown a cider block thru the TV screen!

I do remember my mother calling Channel 8 and cursing out some hapless soul as a result of the infamous Heidi incident. She probably used language similar to Mr. PoP's.

Oh well, go Bucs! They were looking good, and against a quality team too.

October 17, 2006 3:13 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

I too am a Bears fan...

But Da Bears are always televised here so no worries.

My condolances on Mr. PoP's bad Sunday.

BTW - I often tell my father when he asks me "Where did you learn language like THAT?"

"I learned it from you, Dad - when you were watching Football or hanging wallpaper!"

October 18, 2006 11:11 AM  

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