It was a sad sad weekend for football in our family...EVERY single team that I rooted for this weekend LOST...and they all lost in the ending minutes and seconds of the game. How does that happen??
The Crimson Tide gave it up to LSU yesterday, setting the stage for the rest of the weekend. It was a close game, peppered with many many fouls and penalties (mostly due to playing dirty) on the part of LSU. Those stinkin' cajuns thought they had some sort of beef with Alabama since their coach got smart and left them and headed to UA, by way of the NFL. Whatever. You can read more about the emotions of this game at my sister's post on the game...don't worry -- she didn't go into labor.
There has been lots of hype about the Packers going to Kansas City this weekend. Brett Farve had never beat the Chiefs, and as much as everyone in KC wants to beat Brett, there is an awe that he brings to football, and people just wanted to see him. Of course, we still expected our boys to send those Packers crying back to Green Bay. Unfortunately, it was not to be. It was a great game, very close...until the end. I started to get excited during the 3rd quarter that we might actually kick some Packer butt...and then our QB threw an interception...at the WORST possible time! The only consolation is that pretty much everyone else in our division lost today, too.
Next week KC plays the Broncos, and B and I wll be there cheering on our team and celebrating our 7th anniversary. We better win next week!!
So, if those 2 losses weren't bad enough...the Colts had to go and lose also. Now, I'm not a bandwagoner. I didn't cheer for the Colts just because they won the Superbowl last year. I like Tony Dungy - what a great guy! I'm reading his book right now, and so far it's awesome. Plus, Sis just moved to Indy, so we have to have a bit of loyalty to their home team - as long as they're not playing KC. Anyway, the undefeated Colts played the undefeated Patriots...and they lost. Another CLOSE game...until the end. So now the Patriots are undefeated and the Colts aren't. Bummer...
BUT, there was some good news in the midst of all this. In between the Chiefs loss and the start of the Colts game, I FINALLY got a call on my car. A friend had forwarded on my ad to a friend of hers, and he called this afternoon looking to buy a car for his kid who's going to college. The guy really liked the car for his kid, and he even knew cars. He said I have a leak in my exhaust system and that the muffler needs to be replaced (I've never had a problem, but whatever). But, even with that, he said the car was in great shape for its age (it is!), and he just wanted to check with his insurance company and find out how much a new muffler would be, and then he thought we'd have a deal. I won't pay for the new muffler, but this guy understands that. I have the car listed for $1600 below blue book, so I think he can take care of that. So, my car may be almost sold. I'm excited and sad at the same time. I love getting new cars, but I know I will miss the Saab. B told me to drive all day tomorrow with the top down since it might be my last time...I almost cried...and B laughed at me. I'm sure he would be crying if he had to say goodbye to his hummer!
I'll let you know how the car deal goes...looks like I need to figure out what I'm going to get now. Oh, we kinda ruled out the Murano, and now we're thinking about a Honda Pilot.