The weekend in sports

Lets start with the one thing that actually went right – the Redskins beating the Packers to go 3-2 on the season. I missed most of the game because I was too tired / hungover to even move. The games start at 10am out here in Las Vegas and I didn’t even go to bed until after 5am. It was a miracle that I got up at 12:30pm to watch the end of the game. To my surprise when I woke up the Redskins were still in it. I figured it would be a blow out since Green Bay is a much better team on paper. I made it down to the sofa just in time to watch the 52 yard game winning field goal try of the Packers bounce off the upright and send the game to overtime. As it turns out, Aaron Rodgers’ interception at the end of the game cost me my fantasy matchup this week, but more on that later. After the Redskins win I went into the afternoon games with a great feeling. Then that all came crashing down. As a San Diego Chargers fan, it’s NEVER good to see them lose to the Raiders. I’ve always hated the Raiders since they beat the Redskins in the Super Bowl years ago, plus I think their owner is an ass too. Once I started following the Chargers my hatred just grew. The Chargers are such a better team, but on this Sunday afternoon they did everything they could to lose the game. UGH. I’m also in a survivor pool for the NFL. This is the...

Excitement in the West

Admittedly I’m not really a big baseball fan; it’s kind of like watching paint dry to me. It’s the slowest paced game of the major sports and the season seems to last all year. However, when it comes time to the post season I gain interest especially if one of my home teams are in the playoffs. I consider my home teams from Washington, DC and San Diego, CA. So, I root for the Redskins, Wizzards, Nationals, Capitols, Chargers, and Padres. The Padres had what seemed to be an insurmountable lead a few weeks ago in the NL West, but the wheels came off heading into the final stretch. They went into this weekend’s final three game series against the San Francisco Giants needing a sweep just to stay alive. After their dismal performance the past couple weeks, that seemed like a certain uncertainty. Well, not only have they won their last two games, but Atlanta lost their last two games too. So, they are now one game behind the Giants in the NL West and tied with the Braves for the NL Wildcard going into the final game. Both the Braves and Padres play tomorrow afternoon, with the Braves game up first. If the Braves lose, then the Padres know going into tomorrow’s action that with a win they are in the playoffs. If the Braves win, then it gets interesting. That would require the Padres to win just to stay alive. Tomorrow is going to be an amazing sports day. I’ll be watching football with my newly acquired NFL Sunday Ticket on multiple devices while piping in...