If youâ€™ve talked to me/read my blog about football for more than five minutes, you know how much I dislike the Giants. Iâ€™ve often said that the only way I could/would ever root for them is if Joe Montana came to my house and personally told me it was okay. So Sunday was particularly pleasant for me. Outside of picking all four winners correctly; in consecutive weeks, the teams I hate the most, whoâ€™s fans talk the most shit were sent packing. Joy!
Sports fans know it’s just a part of life. People always have something to say and wonâ€™t hesitate to laugh in your face when your team loses or tell you how your team ainâ€™t shit when they win. Iâ€™ve had a lot of it sent my way because of the teams I choose to root for. I certainly didnâ€™t choose the easiest path, and people I know make it their business to say some not so nice things to me about my teams at every possible turn.
Like the final game of the regular season when the Jets lost. I got about 30 text messages within the span of about 10 minutes. Miami friends and Jets haters-people I may not have spoken to in years, making all manner of foul comments. A few even took their chatter to Facebook. Iâ€™m always friendly, but some of the things people were saying made me think really unclean thoughts. I took it like a woman. What was I going to do? Cry? I did enough of that after the game. I knew my time was coming. It always does.
Out of those 30 texters who had so much to say when the Jets lost? I heard nothing when their team was dismantled by Baltimore. In fact, I got a lot of shade when I made mention of this. I swear, I thought my phone had died it was so quiet. Come to find out, itâ€™s hard to talk shit when youâ€™ve had your soul taken on national television. So of course I sent out a bunch of smiley face texts. No words, just a simple greeting to let them know that somewhere, while theyâ€™re crying into their beers, Iâ€™m laughing into mine.
So this weekend, what did I say? Nothing. Again. I sent smiley face texts to the appropriate parties. Outside of that, I couldnâ€™t really think of anything to say, but what I could think of was all those people who would be really really quiet for the rest of the playoffs. Sometimes, silence is golden.
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