I made the 2 hour drive home from Indy this morning in relative peace. Instead of listening to sports radio, I chose to relax my frayed nerves by listening to the amazing Cincinnati group Over the Rhine . They really are wonderful; check them out on Itunes (start with the title of this post). I mostly stuck with A Drunkard's Prayer which sort of fit my mood. It was, however, the words to All I Need is Everything which resonated exactly how I feel about last night's debacle:
We've got plenty of time to kill.
No hand writing on the wall:
just the voice that's in us all.
And you're whispering to me,
time to get up off my hands and knees,
'cause if I beg for it, it won't come.
I find nothing but table crumbs.
My hands are empty.
God, I've been naive.
All I need is everything.
In my own postmodern way, I'll let each person interpret that for themselves. It made me feel better though. Way better than I would have felt if I had tried to listen to Colin Cowherd for two hours.
One more note about the Luke: they seem to have worked out the crowd flow issues. Demond made it from his car (parked for $3) to the seats in 22 minutes. I walked my parents through the stadium for the first time, and we found it easy to navigate from the North Gate to the South Gate escalator with no crowd crush and no waiting. We left their house in Northwest Indy about 7:15 and were in our seats by the coin flip (including a stop at the Pro Shop). Again, we got there fairly late and still parked for $3. Amazing.
Peter King may well be insane. He ranks the Jags (who were horrible with no excuse) 5 spots ahead of the Colts. Whatever. Jacksonville had every chance to win that game (better field position, the Titans backed up 3rd and 15, ect), and were incapable. That team isn't very good. All in all, it was one of his weakest efforts in some time.
Saturday might practice this week? The coaches must have watched tape of the line last night.
There were interesting scout comments on the game last night.
Brady is done, in case you haven't heard. I take no pleasure in this. If Brady had to get hurt, I would want it to be with a crippling case of anal warts, not a blown ACL. In fact, I will root for the Pats openly all season now. Mostly because I want Cassel to throw 40 TDs to Moss so no one is ever confused again as to why the Pats were great. Or maybe not.
Audibles at the Line was surprisingly uninspired this week. At least in terms of our game, which is the only part I've had time to read so far.