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I Hate Football

The Giants were awful.

The Jets were worse.

Life is meaningless and filled with pain.

'nuff said.



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Nov. 12th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
it's not ALL bad - at least the Patriots won...
hey - you can say all you like about bill and the patriots - but you can't deny they're a good team - their record speaks to that quite plainly - and it's good to see a good team move forward.
i'm sure your teams will right themselves in time - patience.
Linda Storey
Nov. 12th, 2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
You love football. We don't agree on politics or football teams, but your books are awesome.

Go Texans!
Nov. 12th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
::pats George gently::

I'm sorry. There's always next week?
Nov. 12th, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
This post made me laugh....

Cheer up, GRRM, after all, you could be in Detroit.
Hunter Baldwin
Nov. 12th, 2012 04:00 pm (UTC)
Nov. 12th, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
You can always escape into work.

... :D
Nov. 12th, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC)
The Horror
Cheer up, George. It could be worse. You could be a Detroit Lions fan.
Nov. 12th, 2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
Cheer up bud. The Giants aren't that bad. They have some holes in the D. But it really is fixable even with the talent they have. Fewell will figure it out and the players will trust their own assignments rather than trying to cheat and playing out of position. On offense Nicks looks like he's getting his legs back. Hopefully during the bye Diehl will be back to his best otherwise I hope they keep him on the bench. Bradshaw needs to be the backup. Brown is clearly the best fit for this OL. Eli will stop playing with his kids and finally understand that what's most important is football.

As for the Jets. They will never win anything as long as Woody Johnson is the owner. So stop expecting. If they have a season or two where they perform above expectations enjoy it. I think of the Jets as NFL comedy.
Adam Williams
Nov. 12th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
At least with a loss you know how to feel and you feel that way. My team tied (49ers). I feel an empty, apathetic void.
Eric Richardson
Nov. 12th, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
Hope Eli isn't hiding an injury or something, he looked worse than he has in years. Thank god for the bye week, couldn't come at a better time. Just for once I want a 13-3 season where we cruise to the playoffs but it's just not in the Giant's DNA. Buckle up for a bouncy rest of the season.
Renaud Besse-Bourdier
Nov. 12th, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
Well stop watching Football
What a perfect occasion to shift your interest in American football to basketball ;-)

Come to our side...
Nov. 12th, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if in a few years I will feel the victory was worth the destruction of Westeros, but woooooo! Bengals won a game! Against a team with a winning record!
Nov. 12th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Well I'm a Packers fan so I do a little jig everytime the Giants lose this season :P But i totally understand what you're going through When the packers lose my whole week is ruined. And that Seahawks game gives me nightmares :(. Looking forward to the Giants V Packers in a few weeks
Nov. 12th, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
Until Jerry Jones dies and the Cowboys are free again, the NFL remains dead to me.

But Texas A&M beat Alabama on Saturday. Life is glorious and filled with hope.
Nov. 12th, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
Do you watch soccer? At least sometimes? Around World Cups? :)

What about rugby.
Nov. 12th, 2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
My condolences. There really isn't much else to say about either the Jets or the Giants this week. :/
Nov. 12th, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
very sad and painful indeed...especially the Giants.

Should the worse happen come playoff time, do you still watch NFL football if both teams are eliminated? Which of course is unthinkable.
Nov. 12th, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
It could always be worse. Look on the bright side, at least your not a Lions fan :(
Nov. 12th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
Nothing to see here!
Sure, the Jets are terribad, but the Giants are probably just taking their annual pre-postseason nap. After what we've already seen from these guys, I will never discount a limping, 6th seed Giants team in the postseason. And they WILL be there. They could stop playing entirely at this point and still run away with that sorry division.

Just in time to be curb-stomped by big brother Peyton in the super bowl!
Tim Dorsey
Nov. 12th, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
Don't get down, sports are only entertainment.
Coming from a disappointed giant fan myself. Hope it doesn't depress you into killing off more Starks.
Colin Marcum
Nov. 12th, 2012 10:30 pm (UTC)
History of the Giants...

Start good -> bad in middle of season -> good at end of season and barely make playoffs -> win superbowl

A depressed cowboys fan
Nov. 13th, 2012 12:13 am (UTC)
Hey George is it Tebow time yet?
Nov. 13th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
This might cheer you up--NBA meets Night's Watch
This might cheer you up!! It's not football, but at least it's something positive related to sports.


From the 25 second mark: the introduction to this season's Sacramento Kings team pays some major homage to the Night's Watch vows!!

If the Youtube link doesn't work, search for "2012 Kings Blackout Intro" in Google. Enjoy!

(Source of this delight: I spotted this on the WinterIsComing.net tumblr page)
Nov. 13th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
Was Football Always Popular in the American Consciousness?
Hi George,

Sorry about the Jets and Giants.

I know football is near and dear to your heart (as it is for many Americans). Was this always the case?

I'm in my mid-fifties; born and raised in Canada. As a youngster my focus was more on the CFL than the NFL. Over the years, I've been exposed to a lot of U.S. made film and television. And, to the best of my recollection, much of the American zeitgeist in the forties and fifties was focused on baseball. I can think of several films centered around the sport of baseball (Pride of the Yankees, Eight Men Out, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, etc.) But I can't say the same for football. I can think of only a few films where football was featured in some degree: Knute Rockne, Rudy, Brian's Song and, most recently, The Blind Side.

Nowadays, it seems like having football and/or military service on your resume is a great plus. Did football always rank high on the American consciousness? Or was there a specific turning point in football history which popularized football into the juggernaut it is today? I'm going to assume it was the birth of the SuperBowl.

Just wondering if you can shed a little light in this area.

Much appreciated.

-- Ray
Nov. 13th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Was Football Always Popular in the American Consciousness?
Baseball still calls itself "the national pastime," but pro football has been the more popular sports since at least the 70s. The Superbowl has long since eclipsed the World Series as the most popular sporting event in the US.

That being said, baseball is still the more "literary" sport, for whatever reason. Many more books and stories have been written about baseball, real and fictional, than all other sports combined. The same is true of film, as you point out.

I have done my own part to redress that imbalance, by the way. Back in the 70s I wrote two SF/ football stories, "Run To Starlight" and "The Last Super Bowl" (which is about to be outdated). Though I do like baseball, I have never written a baseball story. Maybe one day.
Nov. 13th, 2012 05:35 am (UTC)
I feel your pain
I think the Chargers and Jets have traveled similar paths recently: very high expectations without achieving the ultimate prize. Philip Rivers and Mark Sanchez have both regressed mightily this year, too.

Regarding the Giants, Eli's past four games have been horrendous! A midseason slump? An injury? An indication of something bigger?

What's worse is that the Giants and Jets have built their success the past few years on a lights-out defense, but their defenses -- especially the Jets' -- have been meh this year.

Ugh. It'll be a looooooooong winter, good sir.
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