November 28, 2005
Why they tell you to not touch that dial

Many years ago, I turned off a Giants football game with a few seconds left and the New Yorkers safely ahead, and headed outside to play. I got to the front yard (I left through the back door), where I was greeted by my friend and next-door neighbor Neil with the news that the Giants had lost. Something about a fumble and a fellow named Herm Edwards. It wasn't until I read the Daily News the next morning that I believed him.

Yesterday, I turned off the Texans-Rams game with about 40 seconds remaining. Later in the day, I caught the final score and nearly fell off the couch. Somewhere, Joe Pisarcik and Larry Csonka are shaking their heads.

So the lesson here is clear. If you ever catch me watching a football game, especially one involving a team you like, don't let me stop watching until it's really over if your team is in the lead. If not, well, you see what can happen.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 28, 2005 to Other sports | TrackBack

Never underestimate the power of the dark side of the force... or the capacity for the Texans to suck.

Posted by: Laurence Simon on November 28, 2005 10:46 AM

The Texans are so bad it's hilarious. Never have I seen such a valiant effort to snatch defeat away from the jaws of victory.

Posted by: Kurt on November 28, 2005 12:06 PM

As a long time fan of the New Orleans Saints, I can honestly say that they have been the longstanding kings of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

But yesterday's Texans game has me wondering if it's not the Saints that are hexed but rather the resident's of New Orleans. Since many are in town I fear that the malady that has long afflicted the Saints has been transmitted to the Texans. During the pre-season fund raiser did Ray Nagin sneeze on Bob McNair?

Posted by: Patrick on November 28, 2005 12:44 PM

I think Patrick may be on to something....

Posted by: RedScare on November 28, 2005 8:10 PM

It wasn't the playoffs and the blown lead was 24 rather than 35, but I still felt like the result of that game was downright Oiler-esque. How fitting of our new Houston football team to find a way to blow games just like the old Houston football team. Why does Dom Capers still have a job but Steve Mariucci is looking for work this evening?

Posted by: Underground on November 28, 2005 9:32 PM