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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

HAPPY?? NEW YEAR

The first week of new year 2007 ended with lot of heart breaks on the sports front. Like the famous tamil proverb, Patta kalile padum, ketta kudiye kedum, all the teams i support, lost one after another. Phew!! what a freakish way to start the new year. Worst of all, all the losses were freakish. All my teams lost the match than their opponent won it.

First, India lost to SA in cricket after having an advantageous position. That was really sick, as India does that very often. Every series, they win the first test, stir the emotions and hopes of fans only to lose the series and put every one in despair. Every time they lose in such a pathetic way, i take a vow not to follow these matches, but only to break it during their next series.

Next, Dallas Cowboys (American football team) lost a playoff match against seattle seahawks in a freakish manner. Dallas was leading, 20 - 13. Dallas had the ball, and during a short pass, one of the WR (Terry Glenn), fumbled the ball, for the seahawks to pounce on it and to take it to the endzone. The rule on ground was touch down. But dallas coach challenged it and reversed it to a safety. If it had been a tochdown, Dallas would have had the ball again but with not so good 20 - 20 score. Since it was a safety, the score was 20-15 (2 poits for seahawks) and the ball was given back to Seattle. Seattle scored and got another 7 points to go 21-20. Now, Dallas, as resilient as ever, drove the ball to seattle 10. Now just they have to take the ball into the endzone for a touchdown. Alas!! 3 chances were miffed. Fine, still, a field goal could save Dallas from jaws of defeat. Of everybody, Tony Romo, the saviour of dallas during regular season, dropped the snap, and rest is history.. (cant write anymore sob!!! sob!!! sob!!!).

Last, Dallas mavericks (NBA), the best in the league so far has won 13 consecutive games and was poised to win against LA Lakers. Dallas was leading LA by 8 points with 10 mins to go, and the victory was just formality. Then, conforming to my other teams, catapulted to a 3 point loss.
Dallas cowboys loss was the most painful, as they were just 1 minute from winning the match. India's loss wasnt painful as much as cowboys, because the loss was spread over 3 days and it slowed the stomach punch. Mavs loss was hurting as it happened during mourning the previous 2 losses, otherwise i would not have bothered.

Eh!! what a way to start the new year!!!!!

Hope it will still be happy new year (atleast for the remaining of the year :) )

-S

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