I know I am and based on some of the posts I’ve read by a few of you – you are ready, too!
We had our first regular season games this week, and boy were they exciting! I did watch the Redskins/Eagles game Monday night so that I could see how our division was playing… and well… I’m not sure if the Redskins just really suck or if the Eagles are that good! I know that the new offense seems to be working for the Eagles… which I’m not happy about! The nice thing is that several of my fellow bloggers are just as passionate about their teams as I am mine – so this will be a fun season and I predict that trash talk will abound! (Yes, I’m talking to you Surviving the Madhouse and Me, Myself and Kids!)
Now, onto the team that really matters!
Our game against the Giants was interesting. My favorite part had to be when the announcers were talking about how the negotiations with the players union resulted in fewer practices, and obviously the fact that there are fewer practices are why both teams suck tonight. (I might have paraphrased that a bit.)
I will say that, as always, our defense looked GREAT! We have some great veteran players and a few rookies that are showing some potential. There was one point where a botched play on offense took us off the field in a highly emotionally charged state and a few minutes later, Romo had cooled down and gone over to talk to the player that goofed and gave him encouragement. That’s not an action we’ve seen him do very much, and is a sign of a great leader – so maybe he’s finally coming into his own. (At least, that is my very dear hope!)
As great as our defense looked, that is not what my friends and I text about most when watching the game. The most common phrase used when we are going back and forth is: “Don’t tell me! I’m still behind!”
I’m not the only one that gets behind during the game! I did have to laugh that the phrase came up in two separate text messages!
And, for all of us Cowboys Fans that know exactly how this feels: