Monday, September 27, 2010

Football, Trashtalk, And an Upset!

So I'm not a football fan by any means! I don't understand the game and at this point in my life, I don't care to! But there are rare occassions when the opposing team is someone that for various reasons, I cannot stand, so I jump on the bandwagon! Such was the case today. I'm from Houston and there's a little football team in Dallas, you may have heard of them? The Cowgirls??? Yes, them. Well, The Texans and the Cowgirls are arch rivals. So, it's a given that whenever these two teams meet,all hell breaks loose and it's all or nothing!

All week leading up to today's game, there has been all kinds of trash talking going back and forth between Houston and Dallas fans, the mayors of the respective cities, the media and anyone who has an opinion apparently! A few of my friends placed unethical bets, crazy bets and right about now, they are bowing their heads in shame!. Yes, Houston not only lost, but they were pretty much anihilated!

The Three Musketeers (aka, me and the girls) started out at a neighborhood sportsbar to watch the BIG game. During halftime, however, we decided to change venues and try out a fairly new restaurant. We'd heard great things about it so we mosied there. -We were hoping that somehow, the change of scenery would emit a win for our guys! -Well you see how successful that was! Upon entering our second stop, we couldn't decide if we were at a funeral or a library! I mean, the bar area was pretty full and the restaurant was busy. But the atmosphere! Oh my god! It was so quiet and calm (compared to where we had just come from). I mean, I know people were upset because we were losing at the half but come on! Upon settling onto our barstools (which for me, is quite a feat! I'm only 4'11 so climbing onto anything takes a lot of strategy and moves you've probably never seen before! -But I digress...) I asked the bartender if there was a noise ordinance in this place! She laughed at me and just gave me a look that said, "I was wondering the same thing!" -Really, she was thinking that! Quickly, the Musketeers and I attempted to change the mood. We tried starting the wave! That was a FAIL! But it kind of broke the ice and at least, got people to come out of their shell or wherever they had been hiding! -Our good deed for the day! :)

So it was there that we watched as the Cowgirls beat on the Texans. And it was also there where we endured heckling from the most annoying, obnoxious, irritating, Dallas fan EVER! I was the "fortunate" one that got to sit beside him (Swoon!!!) and each time he spoke I swear I wanted to grab my straw and poke him in the eye! I can handle losing and heckling even, but this guy was just way beyond an "excited fan"! Fortunately, he left right after it was over. We actually cheered when he did so!

To mourn the loss, we drowned our sorrows at our last stop, "House of Pies" It's a small, mom and pop eatery famous for it's pies. Not too bad, and it was cheap! Plus after drinking most of the day, this was what was needed! -OF COURSE it was! -At least, that's our story and we're sticking to it!

I still don't like football.


Belle said...

I only like football if i am at the arena. Otherwise, no.

Love the last line in your blog.

Shady Del Knight said...

Football and Sundays...your two favorite things! Be thankful that both are behind you for another week. Choose to think of the beer stein as half full! (Tonyism)

Yvonne said...

Belle- Thanks! I try! lol

Shady - ha! i will!!!