Monday, February 2, 2009

Not the best--just sometimes the luckiest

I was banished from watching the super bowl by my husband long before the game started—actually days before it started. He thought I brought bad “mojo” to the team because I was a non believer….I wanted to believe—I did, but for years I have seen this team---HMMMM for lack of better words—“BLOW IT”. I did watch the game and for the first time in years it was more interesting to me than the commercials. I thought the commercials were pretty lame for the most part—the game kept me on the edge of my seat. It had to be one of the most exciting games in a really long time—and not just because I was watching it—but because there was actually a good game being played and you had no idea how it was going to end. Right up to the end I was on the edge of my seat. I thought that the Cardinals were going to pull it off—(and I would have gladly eaten a large helping of crow) and they almost did…take away one defensive 101 yard run for a touchdown and they would have—one major costly error, that allowed the Steelers to come out victorious. Often you say the best team won—but on that day I really don’t think they did. The Cardinals played a better defensive game leaving the Steelers to have to settle for field goals instead of touchdowns---(don't i sound all knowing?)but alas the game is not over until it is over----as I learned earlier in the week…..

Oldest son was wrestling—he had wrestled this kid before and had gotten caught and lost the last time. This time he wrestled this kid GREAT—he dominated the match for the most part—had the kid in a pinning position a number of times—but alas with 8 seconds to go—and my son leading, things changed. He made a tactical error and got too high on the kid and the kid was able to flip him off....
and over....
and pinned him in the last few seconds.
It was a heart wrencher of a loss
—something to be learned from—
but once again the best kid/team does not always win---
sometimes the luckiest just pulls out the upset….

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