Monday, September 10, 2007

when a loss is more than a loss

Sure, I'll be there in Week 5, rooting on the red and gold, but that aside...

The Chiefs' season is essential over. There wasn't too much hope before the season, but there was just a sliver that maybe if the defense is really improved that maybe KC could be this year's sleeper team. But no...

There are teams out there that lost, but showed enough potential that you can't count them out: Saints, Bears, Jags...

There are teams out there that lost and suffered injuries, so who knows if they can rebound: Rams, Giants...

And there are the teams that you thought were going to stink, and they stunk, and you don't have much hope at all for: Chiefs, Bucs, Browns.

The Chiefs are going to get whooped by the Bears next week, open their season at home against the Vikings (which look a lot better than expected) and then go on the road to San Diego. Their road games are almost sure losses and smart money says they'll be 0-4.

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On the one hand, I suppose it's not as crushing if I know it's coming. But it does take a little air out of the football season. When there's only one team in your life (no baseball or basketball team) and they stink...sigh.

But that's why there's fantasy, and the whole league in general. And wasn't it cool to see Randy Moss become the second coming of Randy Moss? Even if I didn't have him.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, but it will make the eventual victory year that much more satisfying (assuming there is an eventual victory).

    And watching Moss playing like he used to was definitely thrilling...I didn't have him in fantasy either. Even he seemed pretty excited about it after the game.