There is nothing like the rivalry between friends. I hate the
Kansas City Chiefs, not because I’m a Broncos fan but because my
friend Gage likes them and I like him to be unhappy.
When I was in high school I had two really close friends, Alex
and Matt. When it came time to pick our colleges Alex went to the
University of Texas and Matt went to Miami University in Oxford
My main wish every football season is for the Rams to beat CU.
We didn’t manage to do that this year but I would still be happy if
the Rams beat my friend’s alma mater. The Rams have never played
either Miami (Ohio) or Texas before this weekend so it was up in
the air what the result would be.
I started tailgating around noon and made several calls to Matt
to taunt him of his team’s impending domination at the hands of my
Rams. Now I understand the saying “pride comes before a fall.”
I don’t think Matt even got to watch the football game because
he’s working in North Carolina at a juvenile delinquent camp and
had to be evacuated because of Hurricane Isabel.
This is my agreeing to the fact that his was the better team on
The RedHawks quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has proven himself
beyond a doubt in my mind. I am sure he will be a great NFL player
because he has the poise and the ability to get himself out of
trouble and make something out of nothing.
I hate him.
I usually stay for the whole game no matter what the score is or
what everyone else is doing. But when Miami ran the ball on
4th-and-14 and scored, I felt like I was in some kind of bad
I decided to leave the game and retreat to the disappointment
that always follows a loss. I called Matt once again not to taunt
but to explain my displeasure with the school he went to and
everything and anything that has ever come out of Ohio.
Again he didn’t answer my phone call. In fact I haven’t talked
to him since finding out about his evacuation, I hope he’s OK.
But what I hope more than him being OK is that the Rams will
take this game and learn from it. I hope that we will use this game
to motivate us for when we play our first conference game next week
against a Utah team that looks very good.
I hope that they will gain enough momentum for us to steam roll
Fresno State who always comes out tough against CSU. But most of
all I hope that CSU doesn’t lose like that again while I go to
school here (come on guys it’s only three more months).
I did the only thing I thought I could to help out the Rams. I
went to the bookstore and bought a Rally Ram . . . it worked for