Happy New Year to all!
For those who were out and being social last night, you may have missed a wonderful football game between the New York Giants and the Oakland Raiders. Was it close? No. Did it have playoff implications or a rivalry bragging rights at stake? Not really.
It was simply fun to watch to turmoil among the Raider Nation.
For those who don't know about the Raider Nation - they are the "crazy fans" of the Oakland Raiders. They consider themselves the best fans for any sport anywhere and are ALMOST as obnoxious as Philly fans. They will throw beer (or worse) on you and apparently going to the bathroom in a port-a-potty is begging for a tip over.
But last night, with only half the stadium full, the Raiders' 6 foot 5 quarterback was stopped repeatedly from the one yard line in the 4th quarter - ending the season in a particularly insulting fashion at 4 and 12, just far enough to not get the Reggie Bush draft and still suck.
Editor's note - I fully recognize that the Falcons are massive disappointment and Vick will never be the quarterback we need him to be. Apparently, having back-to-back winning seasons is too much to ask for. And yes, the Braves will crush me again in 2006.