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blissfully unaware

Today is the huge-ass rivalry Michigan-Illinois game. We have had a really shitty team for as long as I can remember so I'm really not paying much attention to it. Actually, the fact that tens of thousands of people show up every couple of Saturdays to watch our team predictably lose is a source of wry humor to me.

I live about a mile and a half from the stadium, and just now saw a lone man carrying ever-so-patriotic Orange-and-Blue parephrenalia and fold-up tailgate seats, walking slowly with his head down past my house away from the stadium. Aha, I thought, another grand embarrassment in the making.

But then I checked the score online and we're actually winning by one point at the moment, about halfway through the third quarter. Weird.

Maybe that guy got into a big fight with his girlfriend or something. Or got ejected from the game.

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stuffedsheep29
Oct. 16th, 2004 02:32 pm (UTC)
Maybe he just found out about Santa. You know, that he uses slave labor to build the toys and all. That's enough to take the joy out of any Illini game!

I think someone needs to get into the Oskee Wow Wow spirit. I could play some college fight songs for you, if you'd like.
szasz
Oct. 16th, 2004 05:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, well, we lost, didn't we? Woo, go Illini.

And missy, if you play college fight songs, I want the MELODY, not the trombone part.

Oh and: I'm watching on C0PS, this cop who said he wanted to become a cop because in high school he used to watch C0PS. You see. And you gave me That Look when I mentioned C0PS.
stuffedsheep29
Oct. 16th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC)
What, the trombone part isn't good enough for you? Well HARUMPH if you don't have the presence of mind to realize the truly superior nature of the trombone. Well, if I must, I could plunk them out on the piano. Slowly.

And COPS? Whatever, dude. I'm watching my third consecutive hour of made for television "Growing Pains" movies. I want to be Alan Thicke when I grow up. I bet that no one ever aspired to be Alan Thicke after watching COPS, HAHAHAHAHA!
jonroma
Oct. 17th, 2004 09:37 am (UTC)
Maybe he just found out about Santa.
You've hit on the explanation why so many die-hard Illini fans can't imagine life without Chief Illiniwek — they're still smarting from the news that Santa isn't real, and they're struggling to accept the reality that one of their other childhood icons is just a man playing pretend in a costume, just like Santa.
stuffedsheep29
Oct. 17th, 2004 10:16 am (UTC)
Hey, I'm nothing if not highly intuitive about the clear correlation between Santa and the Chief!
evenidontcare
Oct. 16th, 2004 10:40 pm (UTC)
Sorry about the outcome. I personally go to OSU, and can't fucking stand how the mood of this entire city rises and falls around how well the football team does. I, therefore, root against them every single time. As for the guy walking buy, could be he was drunk off his ass and needed to watch his feet lest he fall over.
szasz
Oct. 17th, 2004 11:24 am (UTC)
Hm, I'd expect him to be weaving or unsteady in that case. Instead, he was just plodding along looking very depressed.

Who knows.

And yay for rooting against the home team. I'm sure that makes us all so popular, especially with the hottie sorority crowd.
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