There Should Be No Joy In Mudville

There is no way the Falcons should have lost the game. It was failure taken to the next level, and another crushing blow to Atlanta sports fans. Much like the day following Election Day I woke this morning with a sense of disbelief.

Only two benefits to come from the loss:
– we didn’t have to see the Blanks dance on the sideline
– the Falcons won’t have to travel to D.C. to meet Trump

I have a feeling that there will be a lot of time lost around the water cooler today.

Since I am still unemployed I am spending another day in Raleigh. Until tomorrow!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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22 Responses to There Should Be No Joy In Mudville

  1. Steve says:

    It seemed the Falcons could do no wrong and the Pats could do no right. And then there was the second half. It was an impressive display by (not really) Cousin Tom.

    Saturday was a lumberjacking day spent cutting up and piling up all that I pushed over last week. I haven’t spoken to the firewood man lately, who was going to come by and take some hickory down. Got to follow up with him.

    Yesterday, we took Debbie’s mom to see Andy. He’s looking pretty good considering he had his chest cracked open. Now in a regular room and hope he gets sprung soon. Had a delicious meal at “Red Eyed Mule”. It certainly wasn’t healthy, but damn it was good. It’s meals like that that landed Andy in the hospital to begin with!.

    With all the picking up and dropping off, we drove almost 250 miles yesterday. I was tired of driving when I got home.


    • Barb says:

      Its a burger – how can it be bad for you????
      glad you finally got to taste the Sloppy Slaw or whatever one you had.

  2. Super Bowl LI : “A Tale of Two Halves”

    Hope Andy continues to improve.

    Had lunch with Barb and Allan at Red Eyed Mule a few months ago; delicious, unhealthy food.

  3. Stacy says:

    So glad to hear Andy’s surgery went well and he’s on to recovering! 🙂

    Red Eye Mule… I need to go! Something tells me this is a place worth going OTP for.

    The atmosphere in the office is most definitely different today than Friday. I’m not mentioning the game to anyone. That was a brutal way to lose. It almost would have been better to be a blow-out.

    T-2 days and I’m on vacation. My productivity level in the office is already at zero.
    Had fun handing out Lonerider beer samples this weekend. They have some tasty stuff!

    • Barb says:

      Stacy – I’m so jealous. I want to be on vacation.
      Who are you going vruising with? Anyone(s) we know?

      • Stacy says:

        I don’t think so. They’re folks big into the Con scene (like DragonCon). So maybe there’s some folks in common, but not any I’d know offhand. I only know a handful in the group myself (so far!) 🙂 Gonna make lots of friends this week.

  4. HamWithCam says:

    In hindsight, (and the rules apply equally to both teams, of course) what’s with this overtime “coin toss, one possession, sudden death” NFL rule anyway?!

    Matt Ryan: “Yeah, we had a pretty decent game. The outcome? Yeah, we lost the Super Bowl on the overtime coin toss. We never even got the ball.”

    BTW: Imagine who the “real losers” would be if Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed had only thought to bet Boston Mayor Marty Walsh “Varsity food”. (“No food over 12 hours old!” <— for real Varsity slogan.)

    I'm just saying.

    Disclaimer: I am a Georgia Tech grad, I've eaten at the "V" more times than most of the folks I know put together…


  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    To be fair to the Patriots, a phrase I never expected to type, that game should have never gotten to overtime; the Falcons choked, or the Patriots played stupendously.

    Unless the Falcons can find a way to win next year, or play in the Super Bowl the following year the 2019 Super Bowl will do nothing except reopen this wound.

  6. Steve says:

    Yeah HwC, I think it came down to the coin flip. The fact that the Pats won, as hot as their hand was at that moment, it was over before it started. Our only hope was an interception.

    As for the V, I worked across the street for a few years, in addition to spending a limited length of time at the NATS. And will still walk 10 blocks for lunch! What’ll ya have?

  7. Barb says:

    I spent the day up in Ellijay getting a good nature fix on the almost beginning of the AT with JoAnna & a relative of hers. It was a nice hike. Then to Chateau Meichtry for some wine & live music by a fire.
    I then hurried back to Marietta for a party hosted by a friend from New England. He is a Falcons fan too, so he figured he should host the party. Everyone was just in shock in the 4th quarter, Tom Brady & the Pats showed us why they are considered the best. It was sad, but hey – the Falcons weren’t even supposed to make the playoffs this yesr – so I’m not unhappy with the overall season. There’s always next year.

    And- I don’t get the sudden death OT, if you get a touchdown its over, but if you get a field goal, the other team gets a chance? Makes no sense to me.

  8. Barb says:

    Oh yeah -and we hashed Pine Lake Saturday, small crowd, but it was fun. Long lost hasher Goldilocks in back in town, he moved away in 2002, he’s still a strange bird.
    And he has a dog named of all things Dog. or maybe its Boy Dog. Like I said, he’s a stange one.

  9. Steve says:

    Where’s the blog?? You know I worry when I don’t see a blog entry.

  10. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I am currently driving past the big peach that looks like an ass. Love to be written when I stop for lunch.

  11. Steve says:

    Sorry, I forgot you were driving back today. Be careful and stop texting and driving.

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