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January 20, 2009

A Sunday to Remember

Just thought I would update on part of why it has been such a slow ski season for me so far. It seems that football occurs somewhere other than football cities in January. Normally my team, the Cardinals, are done around mid-October at 2-5 or thereabouts. At that point, I cannot give a season ticket away and end up agonizing about going to games and we spend most of the day talking about draft picks and training camp.

This makes two ski weekends that were absolutely ruined by home playoff games. =)

I haven't said anything on the site because I didn't want to jinx it and in part because it seemed like a side note to even make the playoffs that once we got in, we were playing with house money anyway, but it seems that the Cardinals are not done yet.

I have in my lifetime been to an NLDS Game 5 Diamondbacks-Cardinals in 2001, a Suns-Lakers Game 7, a Suns-Clippers Game 7, several Suns-Spurs or Suns-Mavericks playoff games, and an Atlanta-Cardinals game. But nothing compared to the electricity of Sunday's NFC Championship game.

It still hasn't sunk in all the way and that is the upside of two weeks to prepare. The entire world gets to talk about my team like they mean something to someone other than the 30,000 fans that would go to a Browns or Lions or Bengals game at Sun Devil Stadium and sit on the East Side in the Sun on a 110 degree September afternoon. Or drive to Flagstaff every year just to watch training camp.

So I am heading to Brian Head this weekend, then hosting about 20 people at my place the following weekend to hope that the Cardinals shock the world and win the whole damned thing.

Posted by Justin at January 20, 2009 10:06 AM