The key principle of Ash Wednesday is to remind us that we came from Ash, and to Ash we shall return. Well, yesterday, February 22, 2012 all of my teams seemed to be returning to ash. It was a nice long day yesterday, work, followed by church, followed by a meeting followed by sports misery. What a sharp contrast that is to the party in NOLA.
It started off ok. Check things at my favorite blogs (Garnet and Black Attack, Team Speed Kills, etc), but that lead to this: Stephen Garcia mentioning the Atlanta Falcons are interested in him. Which for me, good for Stephen. I know he had his issues, but it seems like the last infraction wasn't related to an altercation, but just the fact that he had a drink. That said, I feel like I have been scarred by Mr. Garcia, and would like it if my favorite NFL team the Atlanta Falcons stayed as far away from his as possible.
Well then I went through my day, albeit, haunted by Stephen Garcia, and got home to find out that was Vanderbilt uncomfortably handling South Carolina. In an attempt to find the game on TV, I stumbled upon this gem of a game. Also, this was to be expected, as Joe Johnson was sidelined with a bum knee. Normally, I could entertain myself with a bit of hockey. But the Thrashers were shipped off to Winnipeg. Not that they were a really good team, but at least it was fun to watch during the depression of Hawks and Carolina basketball.
So after all of that, I read this morning more information on what was already thought to be inevitable. The 2012 Falcons look more and more like they will be without the services of John Abraham. It's been nice having two Gamecocks playing for the Falcons. And I could at least root for #55, (sorry Dunta).
Moreover, I have an appointment today with an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor to resolve this minor issue. The official diagnosis by the way was a Frontal Sinus Fracture. P.S. I'm not ashamed to say that Unlike this guy, I didn't continue playing after the injury was sustained.
As the Lenten season has begun, redemption is on its way in the form Gamecocks baseball, I assume they resume play this weekend, the Masters and Braves baseball. The Braves though of course promise to be 5 months of relative enjoyment followed by familiar yet shocking pain.
Until later, GO 'COCKS!!